Sunday, 26 October 2014

Recipe | Halloween Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies


As if it's almost Halloween?! It's one of my favourite holidays, I'm a massive horror fan, so I thought I would do a little spooky version of some thumbprint cookies! I used the recipe from one of my Hummingbird Bakery books and gave it a little spooky twist! 

Makes 20-24 cookies

Ingredients - 

For the cookies - 

60g Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped
110g Unsalted Butter, softened
40g Caster Sugar
1 tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg Yolk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
125g Plain Flour
30g Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
75g Demerara Sugar

For the filling - 

40g White Chocolate, roughly chopped
3 tbsp Double Cream
1 tsp Peppermint Essence
1 tsp Green Food Colouring

Method - 

1. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave. 

2. Cream the butter and two sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla extract and peppermint essence, 

3. Add the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix to form a smooth cookie dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge to set for 40 minutes. 

4. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees C/Gas Mark 3. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. 

5. Once rested roll teaspoon size amounts of the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the demerara sugar, completely coating them. 

6. Place the dough balls onto the prepared trays, spacing them evenly apart. Using your thumb, make an indent into the middle of each ball. Bake cookies for around 12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. 

7. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Place the white chocolate into a bowl and heat up the double cream in the microwave, for around 20 seconds. Pour the very hot cream over the chocolate and allow to melt. Don't stir at this stage as it might split. 

8. Once the chocolate has melted, add the essence and the food colouring. Whisk until smooth. 

9. Fill the cookies with the filling using a teaspoon. Place the cookies in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes. 

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4 comments

  1. Oh these look really delicious - will definitely be giving them a try for Halloween! Great post xx

    emily x ❤ | emily’s beauty blog

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    1. Thanks lovely, definitely give them a go, they're so nice! xx

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  2. Wow these cookies look delicious, like little cauldrons ;)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thank you! Haha they do don't they! xxx

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