Easy and fun to make Halloween cookies.
- flour - 3 cups
- hot chocolate powder (I used popcorn🍿 flavored one)- 4 tablespoons
- baking powder - half a tablespoon ( up to 1)
- melted butter 🧈- 2 tablespoons
- 1 egg
- icing (glow in the dark, or regular, or both)
- 150ml of milk
- sugar (optional) - up to 2 tablespoons (Skip the sugar if you want it to make it a bit healthier. Hot chocolate powder and icing are sweetened, anyway).
You'll also need:
- Halloween-themed cookie cutters
- UV light torch or regular torch 🔦
- rolling pin
- skewer or brush (to apply glow-in-the-dark icing)
- medium-sized bowl
Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, chocolate powder, sugar) in a medium-sized bowl.
Melt butter over the stove or in the microwave (15 to 30 seconds should be enough to melt it).
Mix in melted butter, 1 whisked egg, and milk with dry ingredients. Mix them really well.
Add more flour if your mix is too sticky (or watery) or water if it's too dense.
Mix it and knead it until it gets doughy.
Then transfer it onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for a minute or two before forming a ball.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the ball. Make it a few millimeters thick. You can make it thicker if you want your cookies to appear puffier. They will require longer baking time, though.
Next, cut out fun cookie shapes.
Transfer unbaked cookies onto a baking tray covered with a baking sheet ( you can flour the sheet slightly) and bake them for 10 to 30 minutes (depending on their thickness) at 200°C (392°F) with the fan on (or at gas mark 6).
Keep an eye on your cookies, as they can easily burn. They should double in size and appear golden brown.
If they're thicker, stick a skewer in them to make sure they're thoroughly baked.
Transfer cookies onto a cooling rack and let them completely cool.
Use the icing to draw shapes and add color to your cookies.
I had a glow-in-the-dark icing in powdered form, which required me to mix it with water. Keep it in mind when buying icing, as the ones you mix with water may need more time to dry and properly settle.
Point the UV light from the UV torch (you can use a regular torch, as well) onto your cookies, and then turn off the lights to see them glow.