1 Suzie the Foodie: Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

We are edging ever-closer to Halloween! And I wish I could say that my first treat was a success.

Halloween Disaster

Turns out, I have zero ability to make Rice Krispy Squares! I wanted to turn them pumpkin orange and add orange extract to them but they burned, burned, burned.

Thankfully I did not give up! On the same day I took a recipe I found and made it my own and I loved them. I hope you do too!

Boo Berry Cookies

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

This recipe is inspired by these sand dollar cookies. I made a 1/4 batch in case they were a disaster but will write out the recipe in full for you.

For the filling, mix 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (wild is best because they are small) with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Oh and I added a sprinkle of salt.

For the cookies, cream together 1 cup of icing sugar with 4 sticks/1 lb of unsalted butter.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Add 4 cups of flour with a pinch of salt until incorporated and then squeeze in the juice of one lemon until the dough is well combined and not too dry.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Roll out the dough on a well floured surface until it is around 1/8" thick (or thinner if you can) and cut out with ghost cookie cutters.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Add some of the filing on top and then go around the edge with a pastry brush dipped in egg white.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Cover with another cookie and press together.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

I used a toothpick to add eye and mouth holes. I baked in a preheated 350F oven for around 12 minutes. Just until the cookies wese cooked through and a little golden.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

I immediately filled the eyes and nose with inverted mini chocolate chips. They melted into place. I liked that look but wanted them to look more ghost-like.

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

So I sieved some icing sugar on top. Next time I will go the icing sugar first and then add the eyes and nose tip-side-up and attach with some icing.

Foodie Results

Halloween Boo Berry Cookies

Wow, these were so delicious! They were crazy soft, light and who knew blueberries and chocolate go so well together? Damn! With a mug of tea, these literally disappeared in your mouth. My little foodie ghosts were ethereal! Better than I could have hoped.

To skip a step, you could probably use blueberry jam as a filling. Regardless, these kicked butt! No chilling of dough required, I made these quite quickly and easily (unlike those stupid Rice Krispy Pumpkins).

I hope you enjoyed my first official Halloween post! Have any Halloween recipe or foodie recommendations? Let me know!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

So cute! I like the last shot of the wee ghosties in the cauldron.

Joan said...

These are adorable, Suzie!

Suzie Ridler said...

That you Debra and Joan! Any chance to get out the cauldron is one I will take.

These were inspired by Boo Berry Cereal, which I adored as a kid. Ghosts and food? The perfect combo!