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Halloween Treats!

by Sharon Gayle October 20, 2010

A Spin on Thumbprint Cookies

These Halloween cookies are a chocolatey twist on thumbprint cookies, only with much less butter.
  And instead of topping these cookies with jam or a chocolate kiss, they're topped with pieces of candy corn or candy pumpkins.

These soft cookies are perfect for kids to make, too.

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies ...Yummy!


Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 32 pieces corn or 16 candy pumpkins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix softened butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl, either by hand or with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla extract, and blend well. Gradually mix in flour.
  3. Roll 1-1/2 inch balls from the cookie dough and place at least an inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Make an impression in the center of each cookie with your thumb.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and place two pieces of candy corn on top of each cookie, or 1 candy pumpkin.

NoteMakes about 16 cookies.

Per cookie, with candy pieces:  Calories 111, Calories from Fat 25, Total Fat 2.8g (sat 1.5g), Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 61mg, Carbohydrate 19.7g, Fiber 0.7g, Protein 1.9g

Recipe by Fiona Haynes, courtesy of Low-Fat Cooking from About.com Guide


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