AND I have an ecookbook for you filled with more fun Halloween treats! Just a small ecookbook with 18 fun treats including 3 edible “blood” recipes – berry coulis, caramel and buttermilk syrup. Perfect for a Spooky Halloween Party or afterschool treats!
Halloween is JUST around the corner! And THIS year I’m even more excited about Halloween because I’ve been in the Halloween Spirit since June because of filming for the Halloween Baking Championship! So Halloween has taken on a more importance in my life than it ever had before.
VAMPIRE cookies! Thin layers of sugar cookies filled with raspberry jelly with holes, aka “teeth marks” cut into them. Super simple, fast and of course delicious. Because Halloween is for my kids we like to keep it cute and fun, so these totally fit the bill. Somewhat bloody but mostly just cute and tasty.
These seriously baked up so pretty and so easy. The kids loved helping with these, especially adding the vampire “blood”. I love the sweet vanilla crunch on these cookies from the vanilla sugar – you can leave it off (as I did the first time I made them, but they weren’t quite sweet enough for me – the thus the sugar…
- 3 1/4 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 C thick sour cream
- Seedless Raspberry Jelly
- vanilla sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and baking powder
- in another bowl beat the Butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and sour cream
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined
- divide into 4 flat disks, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
- Roll out the dough between parchment paper, thinner than normal, less than 1/4 of an inch
- Cut out your circles and spread out the circles just a little bit, then roll them out as evenly as you can until they are about 1/8th of an inch (a little more is okay)
- Dab a small amt of the jelly in the center of half the circles, then top each jelly circle with one of the plain circles.
- Now cut the cookies one more time to seal the two layers together
- sprinkle the vanilla sugar on the top to add a sweet crunch
- Using a toothpick break through JUST the top layer into the jelly twice to create you teeth marks
- bake 12-15 mins, until just slightly golden on the edges
- let cool then add a little extra jelly "dripping" from the teeth marks
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