These chocolate brownie cut out cookie sandwiches are the perfect ghoulish treat for Halloween.
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Happy almost Halloween everyone!
I feel like the fall holidays are always overshadowed by Christmas every year. Halloween and Thanksgiving have yet to pass and Christmas music is already being played and all the stores have their winter holidays sections ready to go. Don’t get me wrong, all that shiny stuff does make me happy, but we gotta take care of the darker side first.
Yes my friends come to the dark side, we have cookies! (Oh my goodness I am sorry I had to. The entire time I was making these I kept thinking of that shirt.)
But seriously, these arn’t your typical cut out sugar cookies – they’re chocolate! Although they are not as chocolatey as I had imagined they would be so it’s a good thing there’s frosting sandwiched in between. Frosting makes everything better, especially when it is cream cheese (at least I think so).
More Halloween ideas:
- Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse
- Halloween Oreo Cupcakes
- Monster Mash Dessert Lasagna
- Purple People Eater Thumbprints
- Sally’s Sugar Cookies
- Slime Lava Cakes
- White chocolate Raspberry Eyeball Cupcakes
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Food coloring
- Mix together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar together. Followed by the eggs and vanilla.
- Gradually add the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out the cookie dough on floured counter to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes: cut out cookies using pumpkin or skull outline side of cutter. Then, use the other side of the cutter to create skull or pumpkin faces in half of the cookies.
- Bake on a lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed. Transfer to a cooling rack.
- Meanwhile, make the filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly. Spread about 1 tablespoon filling on each non-face cookie and top with a cut-out cookie.
Source: Idea from Target’s Halloween double-sided cookie cutter set. Cookies discovered on Lovin’ From the Oven, originally from Smitten Kitchen. Frosting adapted slightly from Alton Brown on Food Network.
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Best sugar cookie roll out dough I have ever worked with!!!
How cute are these?! I would never have the patience for such pretty cookies. Kudos!
these are awesome. I love the col
Now those are about the coolest I’ve seen yet!
These are so super adorable! Fun and festive and perfect for Halloween!
These are adorable Erin, and I just love the tinted green and orange frosting. I’m glad Halloween is getting so much blog love, it’s a great holiday for baking fun treats!
Oh my, these are awesome! So cute. Why didn’t I think of them!!
These turned out way cute!!
These look so cute! I love the peek-a-boo cutters you used too!
I love them too! I wish they were available for every holiday. Although sometimes they were a pain (cookie dough sticking if I didn’t dust with enough flour).
Awesome! I’ve been looking for a roll-out chocolate sugar cookie recipe!
It keeps it’s shape really well too!
These are so cute!
Oh! So cute!!! What a brilliant idea.
These are so darn cute, I love these! So festive for this time of year!! :)
Those look really cute and just in time for Halloween!