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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies are a festive recipe to bake for the spookiest holiday treats. A great project to do with the kids!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies are a festive recipe to bake for the spookiest holiday treats. A great project to do with the kids! MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins
 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
 1 large egg
 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
 1/4 cup cocoa powder
 pinch of salt
 7 ounces peanut butter chips, melted
 1/3 cup assorted Halloween sprinkles
1

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, sugar and egg with the paddle attachment until well combined.

2

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir the flour mixture in two additions into the butter until you have a smooth batter.

3

Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Divide into two disks. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch, flouring the rolling pin and surface as needed.

4

Make shapes with 2-4" Halloween cookie cutters. Continue to roll and punch out cookies until you have used all the dough. As you work place cookies onto 2 large baking sheets.

5

Transfer the baking sheets into the fridge. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

6

While the dough is firming up in the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the racks in the middle.

7

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

8

With a small offset spatula spread the melted peanut butter chips on to the cookies working one at a time.

9

Immediately top the cookie with sprinkles. Continue until you are done with all the cookies.

10

Let the peanut butter topping firm up a few minutes before serving.

Ingredients

 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
 1 large egg
 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
 1/4 cup cocoa powder
 pinch of salt
 7 ounces peanut butter chips, melted
 1/3 cup assorted Halloween sprinkles

Directions

1

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, sugar and egg with the paddle attachment until well combined.

2

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir the flour mixture in two additions into the butter until you have a smooth batter.

3

Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Divide into two disks. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch, flouring the rolling pin and surface as needed.

4

Make shapes with 2-4" Halloween cookie cutters. Continue to roll and punch out cookies until you have used all the dough. As you work place cookies onto 2 large baking sheets.

5

Transfer the baking sheets into the fridge. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

6

While the dough is firming up in the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the racks in the middle.

7

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

8

With a small offset spatula spread the melted peanut butter chips on to the cookies working one at a time.

9

Immediately top the cookie with sprinkles. Continue until you are done with all the cookies.

10

Let the peanut butter topping firm up a few minutes before serving.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies

~ Marla Meridith

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