Halloween Cookies – Witches’ Hats

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Halloween is that one time of year you can make desserts in any kind of fashion and they will be gobbled up. Whether they are simple Halloween cookies, gross Halloween Cakes, sweet and scary Halloween brooms sticks, or gooey Halloween desserts, the fun comes from making them- and it is especially fun to make them with friends. This simple Halloween Witches Hat Cookie recipe is fun for adults and kids and you can make them simple or as elaborate as you like. You can also use them as a topping for your favorite dessert or bring them to share at a Halloween party. Enjoy!

Ingredients

* 3/4 cup unsalted light butter or margarine, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 2 egg whites
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
* 48 chocolate kisses
* 1 small tube orange decorating icing

Directions

Melt chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Set aside while combining other ingredients.

In large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add egg whites and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Gradually stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Finally, fold in melted (slightly cooled) chocolate just until blended. Divide dough in half, wrap in non-stick plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies just begin to crack. Remove from oven and immediately press one chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool one minute, then remove from cookie sheets to cool completely. Draw rim around edge of each cookie with orange icing, as well as around each chocolate candy.

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