Halloween Cookie Recipe

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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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  • 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
20 mins
30 mins
1.5 hrs
  • 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.
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"These cookies are so cute. My kids loved them! They would even be cute for Christmas."
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