Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vampire Cookies!

Vampire Cookies!

A very cool Halloween cookie that will get the kids attention! This is a butter cookie filled with your choice of any red jam. My kids loved these!

I found this recipe on a few years ago and made them a few times since then. The only change I made was to use less butter and increase the amount of jam because 1/2 cup isn't enough to fill 24 cookies and create the drips.

Vampire Cookies!
Vampire Cookies

1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of any red jam...raspberry, strawberry, cherry, etc. 

 In a large bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients thoroughly.
 Then add in the flour and salt. Mix until well combined. Shape dough into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough for about an hour.
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
 Roll dough out to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2-inch circles. You should be able to make 48 circles.
 Place 24 rounds on a cookie sheet, and put a teaspoon of jam on each of them. Then cover with the remaining rounds of dough. Press edges down lightly, pinching the edges onto the cookie sheet. Use a toothpick and poke two small holes (like a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
 Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from oven.
 Dip a toothpick in some jam and re-insert in the bite holes you made before baking to emphasize them. Draw a blood trickle down from the bites with the jam. Makes 24 cookies.

And just for laughs...



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