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We are a cookie making family! My mother is the one who drives it, because she’s a bit of a cookie monster, and she loves baking during the holidays. When I saw the whole family gets involved, I mean the entire family. My niece turned five this past summer and now it’s time for her to start baking with us this holiday season as well. We were looking at Halloween cookie ideas and were excited to try these Reese’s Chocolate Bat Cookies from Dixie Crystals.
These bats are SO easy to make and I love that kids can help! They can assist in mixing the ingredients and of course will love to apply the icing and little faces at the end. The only change we made from the Dixie Crystals recipe is that we made our own Royal Icing and applied that to decorate since that’s what we love. But isn’t that the point of Halloween cookie ideas? You make them your own! Here’s how to do it.
Halloween Cookie Ideas: Reese’s Chocolate Bats
Ingredients – Makes 2 dozen
- 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, soft
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 -12 ounce bag miniature Reese’s cups
- 1 box small Candy eye balls
- 1 pound confectioner’s sugar
- 5 tablespoons meringue powder
- Scant 1/2 cup water (and maybe more)
- Gel food coloring (we used brown)
- Bat cookie cutter
- Hand mixer
- Squeeze bottles for icing
Get the FULL Reese’s Chocolate Bat Cookies recipe on Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen site HERE!
For the Royal Icing
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth and opaque white, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing has the consistency of glue and you can see the swirl marks from the mixer remain for a few seconds.
You can divide the icing into separate containers and mix in the food coloring if you are using multiple colors – or like me, just add one color and mix. A little food coloring goes a long way!
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