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Sweeten up your Halloween with these Sweet ‘n Spooky Witch Hat Cookies

Halloween treats

Halloween treats

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — YUM! Get in the Halloween spirit with this delicious cookie recipe from Something Blue Bakery.

(Recipe altered from Glorious Treats Hot Cocoa cookie)

For the cookie dough

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 12 Oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • For the chocolate icing
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For decoration

  • Any recipe (or canned!) frosting
  • Orange dye
  • Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped
  • Sprinkles

Diabolical Directions

1) In a medium saucepan (or in a microwave safe bowl) melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.

2) Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

3) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until well combined.

4) Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.

5) While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. You can also make the dough in advance the day before! Just let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.

6) Preheat oven to 325*F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets. Flatten slightly.

7) Bake cookies about 12 minutes.

8) After cooling, place cookies on a cooling rack over a baking sheet. Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl, whisking together. Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each cookie. In a circular motion, gently use the back of spoon to smooth icing over cookie. After icing a few cookies, top with sprinkles before the icing dries.

9) Cut the tip off of a pastry bag (or zip lock bag). Add orange frosting (or an other spooky color). Pipe a dollop of icing into each cookie.

10) Add unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss, gently pushing down icing to form the hat “band”. Add sprinkle for buckle.

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Halloween treats

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid-20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. It will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.

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