Little Bats

Week 4 is Vampire Week.  I have collected a few favorite bat crafts that we work in to this week.  It can be difficult to find good vampire crafts and treats is a great option.

 

Paper cut out bats has been a favorite craft in our house for a couple of years now.  I love that it isn’t just a craft project but a super cute addition to our Halloween decor.  It is simple but still fun for the kids to do.  I actually leave our little bats up for quite some time after Halloween (last year they stayed up through Christmas) usually until they start falling down on their own.  I feel like they really suit our home.

 

We also made some little bat cookies.  I found a recipe for a cocoa bat cookies and had to give them a try.  I added some cinnamon to the recipe and really loved the result.

 

They turned out cute and were easy to make.  They also taste great, we couldn’t keep our hands off of them.  These little bats didn’t survive the night…

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bat-cookies  You can find the original recipe here (you will see it is called “cinnamon cocoa” but never calls for any cinnamon, I fixed that when I made them).

 

  • 1cup butter
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/2cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl of electric mixer and beat on medium speed until fluffy.  Add egg and continue beating until well mixed.

In separate bowl combine dry ingredients, stir together well.  Add dry to wet gradually, beating until just combined.  Shape dough into disk and place in refrigerator to chill for 10minutes.

Turn out dough on prepared surface (recipe calls for flouring work surface, I prefer using wax paper, you could also use silicone mats).  Roll to 1/8 thickness and cut with bat cookie cutters.  Place bats 2inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 or until edges are crisp.  Let cool on baking sheets for 5minutes before moving to wire racks to finish cooling.  Original recipe calls for icing with royal icing but we did not.

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