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    Brain Cookies With Blood Glaze

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    52 mins

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    *Alia*'s Note:

    A great halloween cookie

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    Brain Cookies

    Blood Glaze


    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
    4. 4
      Into a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    5. 5
      Alternating with the eggs, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating well after the each addition.
    6. 6
      Fold in the nuts, vanilla, and red and blue food coloring, being careful not to overmix the dough.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 9
      Bake until golden brown on the bottom, 12 to 14 minutes.
    10. 10
      Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    11. 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.
    12. 12
      Drizzle the "blood" onto the cookies and serve either warm or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2013


      Everyone thought these looked fantastic! I used a spaetzle maker to squeeze the dough out. I used my cookie scoop to place the dough into it and then squeezed each cookie out individually so that they were all the same size. I formed each group of stands into a loose brain shape and then used a plastic knife to separate the two hemispheres of the brain. The cookies seemed a bit dry but I think I might have overcooked them, plus I like my cookies on the softer side. They were a bit time-consuming but the end product was worth it.

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    • on March 28, 2011


      This is a wonderful cookie. I first found this recipe by Emeril Legasse. My daughter was doing a project on Albert Einstein and these cookies were the perfect thing to go along with them. They are a marvelous grey color and hold their shape quite well. I used my cookie press with a plate with large holes in it, then shaped it into a walnut shape. I took a knife and made an indentation down the middle before cooking the cookies. It held up fairly well, but I did use the knife after they came out of the oven to go over the cut again. I opted not to use the ''blood' gel because I wanted mine to look less Halloweenish. I highly recommend making these. They were easy to make and looked just like brains! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brain Cookies With Blood Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 218.2
    Calories from Fat 88
    Total Fat 9.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 35.8 mg
    Sodium 82.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 18.2 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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