How to make it

  • To make the cookies:
  • In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, spice, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a cup, stir together molasses, water, and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, with mixer on medium, beat butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg until blended.
  • With mixer on low, alternately beat in flour mixture and molasses mixture until dough forms.
  • Divide dough in half; place each half between sheets of waxed paper.
  • Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Stack on baking sheet; freeze 30 minutes, until firm.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment.
  • Working with 1 portion of dough at a time, peel away 1 sheet of the waxed paper to completely release from dough; pat paper back into place.
  • Turn dough over; peel off second sheet and discard.
  • Using 3-inch Halloween-shaped cutters, cut out 20 cookies. Transfer cookies from waxed paper to prepared cookie sheets with a small spatula, spacing them 1 1/2 inches apart. (For bat, use a skewer to cut out eyes; for jack-o'-lantern, use a small knife.)
  • Reroll scraps; freeze.
  • Cut out the remaining 20 bottom cookies.
  • Bake each sheet 8 minutes.
  • Cool on sheet 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the filling:
  • Beat both ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread a heaping tablespoon of filling on each of bottom cookies; place top cookies over filling; gently sandwich together.
  • Decorate with icing.

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  • baker1313 8 years ago
    These sound delicious-and fun--Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Another fantastic post! My grandaughter will love helping with this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Great timing I have a children s Halloween party to go to and this recipe will be just perfect.
    Big Five from Michael
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  • chefbaudri 9 years ago
    Another great post, Lucy!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    They look so cute!
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