Chocolate Halloween Cookies recipe

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1 cup white sugar
⅔ cup butter, softened
⅓ cup milk
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces (such as Reese's Pieces®)
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces (such as Reese's Pieces®), or to taste

Nutrition Info

97.2 calories
carbohydrate: 13.2 g
cholesterol: 12.7 mg
fat: 4.7 g
fiber: 0.6 g
protein: 1.4 g
saturatedFat: 3 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 51.7 mg
sugar: 9.2 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat white sugar and 2/3 cup softened butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, mix in 1/3 cup milk, egg, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into creamed butter mixture until dough is just combined, fold in 1 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces. Drop dough, 1 to 2 tablespoons per cookie, onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on pans for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

  4. Beat 3 tablespoons melted butter and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, beat in confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until frosting is fluffy and smooth. Frost cookies and decorate with more candy-coated peanut butter pieces.

Recipe Yield

4 dozen cookies

Recipe Note

Yummy chocolate frosted cookies with Reese's® Pieces. Perfect for Halloween.

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