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Halloween Cookie - Recipe

These chocolate cutout Halloween cookies with buttercream frosting are sure to be a kid's favorite Halloween treat. Use your favorite Halloween cookie cutters to make the cutouts in these cookies. For other holiday cutout cookies, see How to Make Christmas Cookies.
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Halloween Cookie Recipe
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add milk, vanilla and egg, mix well.
  • Add flour, cocoa, melted chocolate, baking powder and baking soda. Blend until smooth.
  • Divide dough into two and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Roll out one of the dough portions onto lightly floured surface to approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  • Using an approximate 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut as many rounds from the dough as possible.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Cut out center of half of the cookies with any Halloween shaped 1-inch cookie cutter.
  • Bake all for approximately 10 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  • Repeat until all of the dough has been used.
  • While cookies are cooling, make the frosting.
  • Combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in a small bowl. Mix on low speed and gradually add the milk until the frosting is the consistency you like.
  • Add any color of food coloring desired and mix.
  • Spread 2 teaspoons of frosting on each cookie bottom, top with cut-out cookie.
  • Allow to sit before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36
-1 cup butter, softened
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 cup milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 large egg
-2 3/4 cups flour
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
-1 square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-4 cups powdered sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-2 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring of choice