So, you’re curious about Witch Hat Cookies, huh? Well, let me tell you, these little treats are absolute crowd-pleasers! Picture this: a dark chocolate cookie base, perfectly shaped like a witch’s hat, topped off with a vibrant orange-colored cone made of sweet and tangy orange-flavored icing. They’re a delightful blend of rich chocolate and zesty citrus flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or simply craving something fun and delicious, Witch Hat Cookies are the way to go. Not only are they incredibly tasty, but they also add a whimsical touch to any festive setting. So, why not gather your ingredients and give these delightful treats a try? With their enchanting appearance and incredible flavor, Witch Hat Cookies are sure to become a favorite among your friends and family. Happy baking!
Cookie base ingredients
To make delicious witch hat cookies, you will need the following ingredients for the cookie base:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To bring your witch hat cookies to life, here are the decorations ingredients you will need:
- 24 small chocolate kisses (pointed side down)
- 24 orange colored chocolate-coated candies
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring (green and purple)
Making the cookie base
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or mix by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. The dough will be soft, but should hold together when rolled into a ball.
- Divide the dough into two equal portions. Shape each portion into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the dough to firm up.
- Once the dough has chilled, remove one portion from the refrigerator and place it on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out to about ¼-inch thickness using a rolling pin.
- Using a witch hat cookie cutter or a round cookie cutter and a small triangle cookie cutter, cut out the shapes for the witch hats. Place the cookie cutouts onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Repeat step 8 with the remaining portion of dough until all the dough has been used.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. The centers may still be slightly soft, but they will firm up as they cool. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorating the cookies
- Once the cookies have cooled completely, it’s time to decorate them to resemble the witch hats.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth and well combined. Start with 1 tablespoon of milk and add more if needed to achieve a thick, but spreadable consistency.
- Divide the icing into two bowls. Add a few drops of green food coloring to one bowl and a few drops of purple food coloring to the other bowl. Stir until the colors are evenly incorporated.
- Using a small offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread a thin layer of green icing onto the pointed side of each chocolate kiss. Press the kiss gently onto the cookie to create the brim of the witch hat.
- Place an orange colored chocolate-coated candy on top of the pointed part of each cookie, pressing firmly to secure it in place. This will be the top of the witch hat.
- Using either a piping bag fitted with a small round tip or a small ziplock bag with a corner snipped off, pipe a band of either green or purple icing around the base of the chocolate kiss to create the hatband.
- Allow the icing to set completely before serving or storing the cookies.
Now you have a delightful batch of witch hat cookies ready to enjoy! These spooky treats make a perfect addition to any Halloween party or gathering. Share them with friends and family or keep them all to yourself – just be prepared for them to disappear quickly! Happy baking!