I love Halloween. So when the Creative Cookie Exchange’s theme was Halloween Cookies, I was in my glory. Somehow the pictures looked way cooler in my head though.
Regardless of the lack of spooky factor, I get an A+ on taste! The cookie is loaded with creme de menthe goodness. The top is a mint marshmallow and underneath that.. is Andes mints! The cookie is a chocolate sugar cookie. So really, this is a banging grasshopper cookie.
Hey, do the see the awesome bubbles in the cauldrons on the ends? Pretty cool, huh? I must have gotten air in my marshmallow goo that I piped into the cookies. I love it!
The cookie is soft and super chocolaty. I made a fire under a few of my cauldron’s with pretzels. I kind of dig it. It’s the next best thing to actually going out and hunting down some twigs.
I wanted to put “double double toil and trouble” on this bottom picture. It was stuck in my brain, but I finally decided against it. I always thought it was bubble bubble or double bubble like the gum. Good thing I googled it and found out it was double double. I would have looked incredibly silly otherwise (even though I just told you my dirty little secret). Apparently it was in Macbeth, but I don’t remember it. I even got student of the month in a Shakespeare class. Cray cray, eh?
- 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
- 1 + ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 T. vanilla
- ½ cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder
- 2 + ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup chocolate or black melting chocolates for garnish
- ¾ cup chopped Andes Creme De Menthe Thins
- 3 + ½ cup mini marshmallows
- ¼ tsp. peppermint extract or a drop of creme de menthe oil
- 2 drops of electric green gel paste color
- 10 super thin pretzel sticks for garnish
- In a mixing bowl, add in the butter and granulated sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
- Sift the cocoa powder and flour into the mixing bowl to avoid lumps of cocoa powder in the cookie dough. Mix on low until the flour is just incorporated.
- Press bits of the chocolate dough into a non-stick mini cheesecake pan with the removable bottoms. (A picture and link to one is under the recipe) Using the dull side of a butter knife, I scrape the dough off even with the top of the pan.
- Place in a 350 degree oven for 14 minutes. The centers of the cookie will be puffed up. Let the cookies cool for about 5 - 10 minutes in the pan. Using a small fondant rolling pin (spoon could work) press down the centers of the cookies. This will make room for the mints and marshmallow goo. Remove from pan and set aside to cool completely.
- Once the cookies are completely cool, place the melting chocolates into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If not completely smooth, microwave for another 20-30 seconds and stir again.
- Dip the rims of the cookies into the melting chocolate and set aside to dry. It should only take 10..ish minutes.
- Fill the cups about ¾ full with the chopped Andes mints/thins.
- Spray a microwavable bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Place the marshmallows in the bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with a spatula that has also been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. If it's not completely smooth, microwave for another 15 seconds.
- Stir in the peppermint extract and gel paste color.
- While the marshmallows are still warm, place into a disposable piping bag or a sandwich bag. Cut a small hole in the tip and pipe the marshmallow on top of the Andes mints/thins.
- Break a pretzel stick in half and place a half in each cookie cauldron.
The pan I used for this recipe.
Did you want to more about the Creative Cookie Exchange?
The theme this month is Halloween! Spooky, silly, creepy, we’ve got it all! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Spider Covered Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Spiced Life
- Pumpkin Chip Bars from What Smells So Good?
- Headless Gingerbread Men from Noshing with the Nolands
- Swirly Halloween Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Enchanted Pumpkin Cookies from NinjaBaking
- The Witch’s Cauldron Cookies from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
- Spider Peanut Butter Cookies from Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
- Witch Finger Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Pumpkin Macarons from A Baker’s House
- French Butter Cookie (Bones) from Made with Love
- Pumpkin Cookie Bars from Food Lust People Love
- Spooky Almond Cookies from Basic N Delicious
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