I had originally planned to make these cute little skeleton cookies I found on Cooking Light, but the bittersweet chocolate cookie dough was a little crumbly & my gingerbread man cookie cutter has oddly skinny arms. I am not particularly talented at icing, so my skeletons were more likely to look like confused ghosts anyway. I dug through my cookie cutters and found a bat... then I remembered the black sugar sparkles I had bought after Halloween last year, and the plan came together. I would make a flock of glittery diva bat Halloween cookies.
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- Spider Cupcakes
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- 1 cup granulated sugar I substituted Splenda for ½ of the sugar
- ½ cup butter softened (I used a heart healthy spread instead)
- ½ cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour about 1 ¼ cups
- 4.75 ounces whole-wheat flour about 1 cup
- ¾ cup unsweetened dark cocoa such as Hershey's Special Dark
- ½ teaspoon salt
- edible black glitter sprinkles
- 1 tbs milk or orange juice
- ¾ cup confectionery sugar more if needed
- couple drops of black food coloring
- Cream together the sugar, butter, oil & vanilla.
- Beat eggs, then mix in.
- Add flour, cocoa & salt, and mix well.
- Knead dough then roll out between sheets of plastic wrap.
- Chill dough for about ½ an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut shapes, and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes.
- Mix together glaze. It should be thin enough to brush on, but thick enough for sparkles to stick to.
- Brush one side of each bat cookies with glaze and drop into glitter, shake to coat.
- Put on rack to dry.