Chocolate Bat Cookies (Halloween Breakfast Recipe)
Halloween is a few days away and I've been preparing little sweet treats in anticipation of the event. For breakfast, I baked bat-shaped chocolate wafers that I paired with sweetened yogurt and fresh figs from our garden. The result is divine; the crunch from the cookies balances out the smooth texture of the yogurt, and chocolate and figs work beautifully together.
I'm going to be baking a lot more scary-looking pastries until Halloween, including my witch's fingers, funny-looking sunny side up eggs and ghost-shaped pancakes. If you have other suggestions, feel free to send me a message!
Yields: 6 servings½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons potato flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
4½ cups vanilla-flavored yogurt or homemade yogurt
¼ cup sesame honey cashew nuts, coarsely chopped
6 figs, sliced lengthwise
For the chocolate cookies:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg with ½ cup of granulated sugar until pale; the texture of the egg yolk will be thicker. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Sift the dry ingredients.
Combine the egg mixture, dry ingredients and butter. Roll the dough out (about ½-inch thick). Using a bat-shape circle cutter, form the bat cookies. Sprinkle with cashew nuts and gently press.
Line a baking pan with a silicone mat. Place the bat cookies and spread evenly.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F until golden. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to cooling racks and let harden to room temperature.
Line up 6 individual plates.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla to the yogurt. Mix well.
Place a few tablespoons of yogurt on a plate. Cover with 2 chocolate cookies, then the freshly sliced figs. Add a second layer of yogurt and finish with chocolate cookies.
Serve at room temperature.
You could also use store-bought yogurt. My favorite yogurt brand of the moment is Greek Gods.
I used store-bought sesame honey cashews. You can find them at Trader Joe's.Published By: on October 26, 2012.