Halloween Linzer Cookies

Hi everyone!

Are you eager to see just another Halloween recipe? Yes? That’s what I thought!

I visited a new baking supplies store 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t resist this Halloween linzer cookie set. I’m in love! It’s so easy to use and you get a spectacular (or should I say spooktacular) result!

For our Halloween Party I will sure be doing different colors of buttercream. I’m thinking white, purple and green 😀

I also wanted to try a new recipe of chocolate roll-out cookies because the first (and only) I made weren’t impressive. These are much better!


Halloween Linzer Cookies

Halloween Linzer Cookie

Brownie Roll-Out Cookies
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen 

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.

Place the dough between 2 pieces of waxed paper and roll out to 1/4-inch thick. Keeping the dough in the waxed paper, transfer to a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or in the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes).

Cut out the cookies and place on a half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper, at least 1-inch apart. Transfer to the freezer and chill for at least 15 minutes or until they are firm. This will prevent the cookies from expanding and losing their shape.

Bake for about 11 minutes until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Espresso Buttercream
Adapted from The Kitchen is my Playground

3 tablespoons espresso, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons milk
Orange food coloring

Beat butter in bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute.  Add confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating for a few seconds between each addition. Add the espresso, vanilla and milk; beat on low speed to combine.  Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl.  Add the orange food coloring and beat until fluffy.

Halloween Linzer Cookies