Happy Halloween! Today is the day of eating way too much sugar, while posing in the spookiest attire possible. I just love this day because it’s about enjoying and observing mildly scary-fun, even though I’m too old for trick-or-treat, I still enjoy dusting off my witches hat that I store in the garage and placing it upon my head, and tying my black cape around my back. There’s something magical that happens when I’m dressed up – it’s like the Halloween kid in me comes alive.
I do love sticky chewy candy – it’s one of my favorite things, however sometimes this special day calls for a little more bewitching, which usually involves chocolate baked treats. Cookies are easy and portable sweets to hand out to little goblins that come to your door or guests that secretly creep in from the garage to wish you well. This day begs for ooey-gooey and this is what I have prepared for you – a monstrous recipe for celebration.
Double chocolate cookies are creepy enough to share with ghouls big or small. So, bake up a batch before the wolves howl and the moon is high and you hear the rat-a-tap-tap on your door.
10 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
spooky eyeballs, optional
(Makes 18 Cookies)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream together butter and sugars for 4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix again for 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix on low for 1 minute.
- Remove bowl from stand and mix chocolate chips in by hand.
- Scoop dough out onto a lined baking sheet, about the size of half a golf ball. Place sheet pan in freezer to chill for 12 minutes.
- Bake cookies in oven for 12-14 minutes, or until slightly puffed. Remove and let cool 2 minutes before lightly pressing eyeballs on top. Continue to cool cookies on sheet pan for 5 minutes. Place on wire rack until room temperature. Enjoy!