Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A Batty Way to Make Cookies

I've seen lots of wonderful Halloween treats made FOR kids but here is a Halloween baking project to make WITH kids.  The cookie cutter and chocolate cookie dough do all the hard work for you.  They super easy, super spooky BAT  COOKIES!  



You have to admit, those glowing eyes are a bit scary!  So is cutting out cookies with those fiddly little bits that break off when you try to put the cookie on the baking sheet.  This is how I avoid amputating ears, legs and other delicate cookie parts.  Always chill your cookie dough before rolling it out.  30 minutes is usually long enough but overnight is even better.  



Roll the cookie dough directly onto a piece of baking paper.  Use a piece of cling film over the top of the dough if you find it is too sticky to roll out without a lot of additional flour.  Slide the baking paper with the rolled out cookie dough onto the baking sheet.



Dip the cookie cutter into flour and shake off the excess.  Cut the cookie shape directly on the baking sheet in the position you are going to bake it.   You won't break off any delicate bits because you never have to move the cookie!  Gently remove the excess dough from around the cut cookie.  



Add the 'eyes' and you are ready to bake!   When the cookies are baked, just slide the baking paper, cookies and all, onto the kitchen counter to cool.  Be sure to use all the dough scraps to make more bats.  Just roll out the left over dough onto another piece of baking paper and pop it in the fridge to firm up before cutting more cookies.  



I used this Chocolate Cutout Cookie Recipe and got a Bat-tallion of cookies!  So get those children out to the kitchen and go batty!  It's nearly Halloween!



Laura from Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel from Dolly Bakes invited me to submit these batty cookies to their Calendar Cake Challenge for Halloween.  They were so kind, it would be rude to say no.  You should pop over to Dolly Bakes to see more spookily good Halloween treats.


4 comments:

  1. They are similar to my Mickey cookies, which were yum. I love the haunting eyes of the bats :)

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    1. If they are as nice as your cookies I will be happy! : )

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  2. I love your bat cookies, they're perfect for Halloween and I bet kids would love them, especially as they're chocolate! You'd be most welcome to enter these into our Halloween Calendar Cakes Challenge if you're at all interested.... http://www.dollybakes.co.uk/p/calendar-cakes.html :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind remarks and the invitation to participate in the Halloween Calendar Cakes Challenge. I will visit your website as soon as possible.

      Debs : )

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