Recipe by Vino Girl
I like the brownie-like flavor of these cute little cookies, and I love how simple they are to make. They are easily hand-mixed, so don't drag out the mixer! I made a double batch using one whole egg in just 45 minutes from start to finish. I didn't refrigerate the dough, but next time I might because it was a bit sticky to work with. Judge doneness by touch rather than appearance, since once they start to "look" done, they are already overbaked. This recipe comes from Everyday Food magazine #16. I am including the vanilla variation, although I have not tried it yet.
Top Review by SAHMchef
A very simple, soft cookie that was delicious. I love how easy it was to make, I made the vanilla version and the dough was a little dry-- I had to add some water to the batter-- but the cookies turned out delicious. I'm ready to make a second batch of these to sell at a bake sale. The only downside is that the recipe only makes about 24 very small cookies.
- 4 tablespoons butter, very soft (I do not recommend any substitutions)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup flour, all-purpose
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 36 candy corn (or one piece per cookie)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F Place butter and sugar in a medium bowl and beat well using a wooden spoon.
- Add in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder and salt, and continue to mix until combined.
- Add flour and cocoa and mix until a dough forms.
- Scoop out level teaspoons of dough and form into balls.
- Place dough on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the cookies feel dry to the touch.
- Remove pan from the oven and immediately press a candy corn in the center of each cookie.
- Allow cookies to cool on the pan for one minute before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
- VANILLA VARIATION: Simply omit the cocoa and increase the flour to 3/4 cup; otherwise proceed the same as above.