Brain Cookies With Blood Glaze

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Recipe: #28350

October 03, 2017

"A great Halloween cookie"

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (58.4 g)
  • Calories 229.5
  • Total Fat - 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 37.7 mg
  • Sodium - 83.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 25.1 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 9.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

Step 4

Into a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 5

Alternating with the eggs, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating well after the each addition.

Step 6

Fold in the nuts, vanilla, and red and blue food coloring, being careful not to overmix the dough.

Step 7

Place the dough in batches in a potato grinder and push the dough out onto the prepared baking sheets in long tubes of dough.

Step 8

With your fingers, loosely pat and arrange the dough strands into clumps resembling brains, pushing to form 2 hemispheres and shaping into a walnut-like shape.

Step 9

Bake until golden brown on the bottom, 12 to 14 minutes.

Step 10

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Step 11

To make the blood glaze: in a small bowl, combine the icing sugar with the food coloring to make a thick glaze, whisking together.

Step 12

Drizzle the "blood" onto the cookies and serve either warm or at room temperature.

Tips & Variations

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