Chocolate Halloween Cookie - TheSweetNerd

Chocolate Halloween Cookie

By TheSweetNerd  

October 24, 2017

Ingredients

Cookie

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Royal Icing

2 pounds confectioners sugar

5 Tablespoons meringue powder

2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 to 3/4 cups warm water

Directions

Cookie

1Dries: Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.

2Base: In a mixer, beat butter (aerate). Next, add sugar and aerate until light color. Next, add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa.

3Gradually, add flour mixture to base just until incorporated. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour. Roll (lightly floured surface) and cut.

4Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until edges are firm and centers are slight soft and puffed.

5Note: When you cut into a shape, chill in freezer to set. Then, transfer directly to a hot oven.

Royal Icing

1Add vanilla flavoring into 1/2 cup water and set aside until step 3.

2In the mixer (paddle attachment), gently mix confectioners sugar and meringue powder on low.

3Add 1/2 cup flavored water and mix on low until it is thick and lumpy.

4Now drizzle the remaining water as needed until it becomes a thick like honey consistency.

5At this point, turn mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes or so until icing is thick and fluffy. Stop when it forms a soft peak.

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