I honestly cannot believe tomorrow is Halloween! Here is a delicious and fun to bake recipe.
- 1 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
- 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 12 ounce(s) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar
- Orange gel or paste food color
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes; beat in the egg. Reduce the mixer to low and gradually add the flour mixture, beating until incorporated.
- Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap and shape into an 8-in. log. Wrap up and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices (you should end up with 28 usable pieces). Place them on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 2 in. apart. Bake for 4 minutes. Rotate the positions of the sheets and bake until the cookies are set, 4 to 5 minutes more. Let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Transfer 1/2 cup of the icing to a bowl and tint orange; spoon into a resealable plastic bag.
- Divide the remaining frosting among 14 of the cookies and sandwich with the remaining cookies. Snip off a small piece of one corner of the bag and pipe spiderwebs on the top of each sandwich.