Witch Hat Cookies

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!

Witch Hat Cookies


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

Decorations ingredients

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)

Witch Hat Cookies


Making the cookie base

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Repeat step 8 with the remaining portion of dough until all the dough has been used.
  10. 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

  1. Once the cookies have cooled completely, it’s time to decorate them to resemble the witch hats.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

Witch Hat Cookies


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