Are you in the Halloween spirit yet? If not, grab some black cocoa or some Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, get out the Halloween cookie cutters, put on your witch hat and bake some bat and cat chocolate graham cracker.
I use a chopstick to make the eyes before I bake them. You could also make Fork and Beans homemade googly eyes to make them even more over the top.
These cute cookies are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and use whole wheat flour. That makes them healthier than your average Halloween treat.
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- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (like Hershey’s Special Dark)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup mild oil (I used an avocado-coconut blend)
- ¼ cup nondairy milk
- Preheat your oven to 350°. Prepare 2 large cookie sheets by oiling or covering with parchment paper.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and cut in with a pastry cutter or 2 forks. Use your hands to make a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add another tablespoon of nondairy milk and try again.
- Roll out ¼ of the dough at a time on a floured work surface into a medium thickness. Use bat and cat cookie cutters to cut out shapes and gently place them on the baking sheet.
- Repeat until all the dough is used. If you use medium-sized cookie cutters, these will need to bake for about 10 minutes. The cookies will be crunchy.
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