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Cooking Light's Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

A Spooky, Sweet Dessert

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try Cooking Light's bittersweet chocolate cookies with icing skeletons. These spooky, sweet cookies will be the hit of any Halloween party.

Ingredients

  • For the cookies:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 4.75 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa (such as Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the icing:
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon meringue powder
  • 1 tablespoon 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    To prepare cookies, place the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and egg; beat until well blended.

    Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours, cocoa, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until flour is incorporated.

    Place half of dough between two sheets of plastic wrap; roll to a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Place dough (still wrapped in plastic wrap) on a baking sheet. Chill 45 minutes or until firm.

    Preheat oven to 375°.

    Cut dough with a 2 1/2- to 3-inch cutter to form 40 cookies (reroll scraps as necessary). Arrange 20 cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (keep remaining cookies chilled). Bake at 375° for 9 minutes or until set. Cool on pan on a wire rack 5 minutes; remove cookies from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

    To prepare icing, combine 1 tablespoon water and meringue powder in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Add powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Spoon icing into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in one bottom corner of bag; pipe designs on cookies.

    Recipe courtesy Cooking Light.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sugar, butter, egg, flour

    Course: Cookies

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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