Need a fun, easy Halloween activity? Make these cute and delicious cookies! So simple to do, my 4 year old son had a blast helping me! Just don’t forget, cooking and baking with kids can get messy so bring your patience and have fun! I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is from landolakes.com.
Note: This recipe can easily be doubled!
What you will need:
Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Round cookie cutter
Candy corn for eyes
I used Reese’s Mini’s for the nose but you really can use whatever round candy you want
Note: I know 1 1/2 eggs is odd, but Liam ended up dropping 1 and made it easy for me to measure out 🙂 An easier way is to whisk an egg and just pour in half and save the rest for an omelet or something.
Here’s Liam helping me!
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly stir in flour mixture until just combined.
Divide mixture into 2 rounds and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take one of the dough rounds out of fridge. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to be about 1/4 inch thick. Place on prepared cookie sheet and decorate!
Here’s my goof having fun making cat faces 🙂
To make the whiskers, use the tines of a fork. Also, be sure not to press too hard with the candy. We’ve had a few eye balls melt because they were too close to the cookie sheet when baking.
Bake for 7-10 minutes. Allow to cool a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!