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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies often evoke memories, whether it be from your childhood or a first date. I don't know how these cookies do it, but they make you all warm inside when you take a bite out of one. With Halloween next week I wanted to post a recipe that was simple to recreate and easy to turn into a Halloween theme. What better dessert to make than chocolate chip cookies tinted orange just for the occasion?  For those of you who celebrate Halloween or if you are having a Halloween party at your home or Church these cookies are a great baked good to consider. 

As you can see these cookies are fluffy and soft. They are also full of milk chocolate chips in addition to cornstarch, which aids in how soft these cookies are as they bake.

A glass of milk is a classic pairing with these cookies and makes the chocolate even more rich and delicious. Another option for pairing is vanilla ice cream, which is a personal favorite of mine.

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yeild  - 24 cookies


3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup Nestle milk chocolate morsels
1/2 teaspoon Americolor (my preference) or wilton orange gel food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat

1. Using stand mixer beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
2. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar to the butter and mixed until combined.
3. Mix in egg, vanilla, and orange gel food coloring
4. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients on low speed and mix until combined
6. Fold in milk chocolate morsels into batter
7. Cover cookie dough and chill for one hour to one day
8. Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet or silicone baking mat with small ice cream scoop or make 1 inch balls
9. Bake for 8-9 minutes
10. Cool cookies for 5 minutes and place on cooling rack to cool completely

Here are the cookies fresh out of the oven on a cooling rack. Enjoy these cookies and have a Happy and safe Halloween. I hope that you all are having a great week so far. What is your favorite cookie?


Let baking sheet or silicone mat cool completely in between baking batches of cookies

Americolor gel food coloring can be found at Hobby Lobby and Wilton gel food coloring can be found at Michael's. If these stores are not located near you Amazon is a great option as well. :-)

Cookies be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or refrigerated for 5 days.

Baked cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months by placing in freezer zip-loc bags

Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction 

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