Your kids will love helping you roll out the dough and cutting their favorite spooky shapes. Use a chopstick to make the eyes before you bake them. You could also make Fork and Beans homemade googly eyes for even more fun!
These bats and cats are not only cute, but deviously healthy too. They are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and use whole wheat flour.
This is just one of the 25 spooky recipes you’ll find in The Ghoulish Gourmet Halloween e-Cookbook.
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (like Hershey’s Special Dark)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup mild oil (I used an avocado-coconut blend)
- ¼ cup So Delicious unsweetened nondairy milk (almond, coconut or cashew)
- Preheat your oven to 350°. Prepare 2 large cookie sheets by oiling or covering with parchment paper.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and cut in with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. Use your hands to make a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add another tablespoon of nondairy milk and try again.
- Roll out ¼ of the dough at a time on a floured work surface into a medium thickness. Use bat and cat cookie cutters to cut out shapes and gently place them on the baking sheet.
- Repeat until all the dough is used. If you use medium-sized cookie cutters, these will need to bake for about 10 minutes. The cookies will be crunchy.