This blog contains my favorite recipes, many which are reduced fat and reduced sugar. Sometimes I like foods that are nutritious, yet delicious, but sometimes I like delicious and not so nutritious. I have been the co-owner of a fried chicken franchise in Michigan, and a family style restaurant in Montana. My mother was a professional cook in her early years, and I have gained a love of cooking and baking from her. Recipes received from other sources are duly noted; otherwise they are my own.
Combine in large bowl and beat at medium speed until well mixed:
cup butter, softened
egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
beat until well mixed.
Combine in medium bowl:
cups all-purpose flour
cup unsweetened cocoa
tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low speed. Increase speed and beat until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten to ½ inch thick. Wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at
least 2 hours.)
Heat oven to 350OF.
Roll out first pack of dough on lightly floured surface to ¼ inch
thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter (biscuit cutter works
well.) Place onto ungreased cookie sheet or parchment covered
Using fingers, pinch up ears at top of each circle. Place 2 pieces
of candy corn onto cookie for eyes, and one red cinnamon candy for
nose (heart-shaped cinnamon candies turned upside down work well. Press tines of fork on each side below eyes to make whiskers.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool 1 minute on
cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.