Who says that Cutout cookies are just for the Winter Holidays? I absolutely love making character and shape cutout cookies with the kids during the various seasons of the year. Halloween is no exception. What I love most about this recipe is the rich cocoa flavoring that just seems to encapsulate Halloween to me. With a flavor profile that crosses somewhere between a brownie and a shortbread cookie, this recipe is soon to be one of your family’s favorites.
Let’s get together our ingredients.
Spooky Chocolate Cookie Cutouts
2 cups Gluten-Free Cup for Cup Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Vegan Butter, Softened
1 cup raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Icing
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Almond Milk
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Also need cookie cutters in any shape you want to use.
Now that we have everything together, Let’s get started!!
1)Gather together all the ingredients for the cookies
2)In a mixing bowl, add your vegan butter, raw sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until it is smooth and creamy.
3)Crack the egg into a small bowl and then add to the ingredients in the mixer. Mix until smooth.
4)Add the Gluten-Free Flour, Cocoa Powder, Salt, and Baking Powder into the mixer. Mix until a soft dough forms
5)Once the dough has come together, place the finished dough into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
6)Preheat your oven to 375F.
7)Remove dough from refrigerator and lightly dust the workspace with some additional Gluten-Free Flour. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/8″thick
8)Use your desired cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and place gently onto a cookie sheet
9)Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, making sure that they are slightly browned on edges.
10)Once cookies are done baking, place on a cooling rack to ensure that they cool completely.
11) Gather together the ingredients for the Icing.
12)In a mixing bowl, place the Powdered Sugar, Almond Milk, Cocoa Powder, and Vanilla Extract and whisk together until smooth.
13)Using a spoon, spread the icing across the cookie shapes. Finish off with sprinkles.
14)Share and Enjoy!!