Witch Hat Cookies

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Witch Hat Cookies are a fun, festive project to make with your kids or to have for a wonderful Halloween party.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
White round plate with Witch Hat Cookies.

Witch Hat Cookies are the perfect easy-to-make cookie centerpiece to your Halloween party or favor to give to all the little ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood.

White round plate with Witch Hat Cookies.

These Witch Hat Cookies are quick and easy to make. They are a great project to complete with kids or even do for an activity for a party. They are fun and delicious.

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  • Quick to Make: Although these need about an hour to set up, they are very quick to make, cook and assemble.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will love to help make and eat these cookies.
White plate and platter of Witch Hat Cookies .

What You Need to Make Witch Hats

Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Orange Gel Food Coloring
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Halloween Sprinkles
Cookie and decorating ingredients. Butter, vanilla, eggs, flour cocoa. etc

Equipment

How to Make Witch Hat Cookies – Step by Step

Making the cookie dough in a bowl.
  • Make Cookie Batter: First, whisk together flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt. Then with an electric mixer combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next add in egg and vanilla and continue to mix until well blended.
  • Add Dry: Second, gradually add in flour mixture and then roll dough into a log. Wrap with parchment and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Placing the finished cookie batter on a baking tray.
  • Bake: Later, preheat the oven to 350. Carefully slice the dough into ½ inch slices and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, transfer to cooling rack.
  • Icing: In the bowl of an electric mixer mix butter until light and fluffy then add in powdered sugar a little at a time. Add in cream, vanilla, and orange food coloring and mix thoroughly.
  • Decorate: Using a piping bag pipe a small dot of frosting on the bottom of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss. Place it in the center of a cookie. Pipe frosting around the edge of the Hershey’s Kiss and sprinkle with sprinkles. Repeat until all cookies are decorated. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Finished baked cookie on a tray with some starting the process of decorating.

Common Questions Witch Hat Cookies

HOW DO I BAKE BETTER COOKIES?

Really, like everything else there are a few tips and tricks. You can find out some secrets here.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT COLORED ICING?

Of course, black, purple or any other color that you like can be used or even a mixture.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this recipe makes 60 but if you are having a big party. Simply increase the recipe accordingly, or make a half batch for a small gathering.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Yes, in an airtight container for up to three months.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

These cookies are a great make ahead for your Halloween party.

Closeup on a tray of the witch hat cookies on a white platter.

Expert Tips for Making Witch Hat Cookies

  • Different Flavors: Make a peanut butter or other flavor cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to buy the premade refrigerator dough or premade cookies from the store and simply decorate.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles and glitter can really make these cookies showstoppers.

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White round plate with Witch Hat Cookies.

Witch Hat Cookies

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Witch Hat Cookies are a fun, festive project to make with your kids or to have for a wonderful Halloween party.
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Servings: 60 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • For the Frosting
  • 8 Tbsp Butter softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • Orange Gel Food Coloring
  • 60- Hershey’s Kisses
  • Halloween Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • With an electric mixer combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and continue to mix until well blended.
  • Gradually add in flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Roll dough into a log with a diameter of about 1 ½ inches. Wrap with parchment or wax paper and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Carefully slice the dough into ¼- ½ inch slices and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting-
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer mix butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar a little at a time mixing between each addition. Add in cream vanilla, and orange food coloring and mix thoroughly. Add additional food coloring if needed to achieve desired flavor.
  • Using a piping bag pipe a small dot of frosting on the bottom of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss. Place it in the center of a cookie. Pipe frosting around the edge of the Hershey’s Kiss and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Repeat until all cookies are decorated.
  • Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Different Flavors: Make a peanut butter or other flavor cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to buy the premade refrigerator dough or premade cookies from the store and simply decorate.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles and glitter can really make these cookies showstoppers.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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