I scream, you scream – we all scream: “It’s Halloween!”
It’s been a while since my last blog post but I promise: I definitely did a lot in the past days and I will tell you all about my adventures this weekend!
Before we’ll go back to normal it’s time for some spooky treats because – in case you didn’t notice – tomorrow is Halloween! In generally I’m not the biggest fan of costumes and dress up, but witches, zombies and all those spooky creatures make it a lot more entertaining.
I’m not planning a party this year but I still wanted to create something for “All Hallows’ Eve”. So I started the cookie production and added some chocolate, a bit of chili and a spooky costume:
Skeleton Cookies with Chocolate and Chili
makes about 35 cookies
- 100g semisweet chocolate
- 125g butter
- 100g sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 200g flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- a little bit of black foodcoloring
- 1 egg white
- 150g powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Finely grate chocolate. Add all the other ingredients and mix until a firm dough forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Thinly roll out the dough on a well floured surface and use a little “Gingerbread Man” cookie cutter (about 3.5 inch) to cut out roughly 35 cookies. Put them on several baking trays lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool completely.
Whip up egg white, add powdered sugar and lemon juice. Pour the mix into a disposable icing bag and cut off a little tip. Decorate the cookies with icing skeletons and let them dry thorougly. Store in an airthight container or eat them right away.
These cookies take only a wee bit of time and make a really cute Halloween treat! What are your plans for Halloween? Do you celebrate or not?
Have a wonderful day tomorrow & HAPPY BAKING!