Chocolate Bats

Halloween is less than a week away, so it’s the perfect time to make these delectable chocolate bats.  They’re super easy to make and, unlike many cut-out cookies, hold together remarkably well.  Their dark chocolate color adds a little spookiness, but simply shape them differently and they are right for any occaison. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 ounces chocolate
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg

Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.  In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, butter and brown sugar.  Allow to cool, then add egg and mix by hand.  Pour chocolate mixture over dry ingredients and mix by hand, then chill for at least 20 minutes.  Remove from fridge and roll out over floured surface.  The dough will be a little oily.  Use cookie cutters to make shape of choice, then bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Yields about 24 cookies.

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