The leaves have finally begun to change color here in the city, and the temperature has gone down!

We are even expecting some snow…but also something else is afoot…

Halloween!

Needless to say I won’t go through every costume I’ve ever worn…there was Big Bird, Fred Flintstone, a wizard, a veterinarian, and a Stepford Wife.

No I will not post pictures!

But I’ll share a recipe.

These milk chocolate cookies are sandwiched together with a generous amount of nutella, atop one cookie a spooky bat cutout.

These are equally fun to make as they are to eat and share with Halloween goers.

 

 

Recipe:

3/4 cup of-purpose flour                                                          1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch Processed)           2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp.

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt                                                            1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk

1/4 teaspoon baking powder                                                  4 ounces milk chocolate. melted & cooled

1/4 sugar                                                                                      1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 jar of Nutella

* Makes about 1-1 1/2 dozen cookies.

 

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder. Set aside.
  2. With a stand mixer beat the butter and sugars until fluffy and pale, about 3-4 minutes. On medium speed beat in egg, yolk, chocolate and , vanilla. On low speed add the flour mixture, until just combined. Shape dough into a disk and wrap in plastic, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 or so inch thick. Using a 2 inch round cutter, cut out rounds, and on ever other round cut on your bat shape with the mini cookie cutter (or any shape of your liking). Re-roll any scraps and do the above again.
  4.  With a spatula place the rounds and cutouts on a parchment or silpat lined baking tray, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes until just set, they might look a little soft when they come out, but don’t worry! Let cool on wire racks.
  6. Spread a generous layer of nutella on the  uncut cookies and place a cutout cookie on top.

 

Do you have plans for Halloween? Memorable costumes? Let me know, in the open thread below!

p.s. Have a safe and fun holiday!