Chocolate cookies that make a cute, fun Halloween dessert. The candy corn eyes take on a unique look when baked.
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2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Red cinnamon candies
Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Combine all remaining ingredients except candies in another bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten to 1/2 inch. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutters. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Using fingers, pinch up ears at top of each circle. Place 2 pieces candy corn onto cookies for eyes and 1 red cinnamon candy for nose. Press tines of fork on each side of cookie below eyes to form whiskers.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.
- Look for different colors and varieties of candy corn to create different colored eyes.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easier clean up.
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We made these and turned out great. I pinched the ears into the top edge of the cookie (not into the top surface) and they held their shape well. I did melt the candycorn a couple times. But the dough is kind of like brownies, so if they are undercooked so that's good too. Yum and cute. We will make again. They make great Halloween treats for neighbors and friends.
I also had some trouble with the dough being hard to pinch and loosing definition during baking. I made the dough a day ahead and refrigerated it over night. I worked in small batches to keep the dough cold and refrigerated each sheet before baking. The ears that were so hard to form flattened and I could barely see the whiskers. Since I was working a sheet at a time, I was able to make the ears bigger. I formed the whiskers right after baking.
They turned our cute (even if the ears are a bit uneven). The flavor is not an intense chocolate, but I thought they were good. I was a bit skeptical about the flavor of the mix of chocolate cookie and candy corn, but I really liked the flavors and textures together. The candy corn melted just a bit at 7 minutes. I used a mini M&M for the nose and the tiny bit of chocolate was perfect addition.
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