Brain Cookies With Blood Glaze

Recipe by Alia55
READY IN: 52mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Into a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Alternating with the eggs, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating well after the each addition.
  • Fold in the nuts, vanilla, and red and blue food coloring, being careful not to overmix the dough.
  • Place the dough in batches in a potato grinder and push the dough out onto the prepared baking sheets in long tubes of dough.
  • 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.
  • Bake until golden brown on the bottom, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the blood glaze: in a small bowl, combine the icing sugar with the food coloring to make a thick glaze, whisking together.
  • Drizzle the "blood" onto the cookies and serve either warm or at room temperature.