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Halloween Cereal Brownie Cookies

Festive Halloween inspired cookies filled with crunchy cereal and baked until soft and chewy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 28
Author: the communal feast

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 TBS baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150 g good quality dark chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups Halloween cereal + more for garnish

Instructions

  • 1. In a stand mixer (preferred) cream together 1 1/2 cups cubed butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 5 mins. If clumping together, scrape the mixture with a spatula off the sides and the whisk to ensure a smooth mixture. (you may need to do this a few times)
  • 2. While the butter and sugar are mixing, melt the chocolate with the remaining butter. Bring a small saucepot filled half way with water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to simmer and place a large enough heat safe bowl overtop to create a bain marie. Add the butter and chocolate to the bowl and stir until just melted. Remove from heat and let chill 2 minutes.
  • 3. To the stand mixer, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla and continue to mix until just incorporated.
  • 4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the cocoa mixture, alternating with the melted chocolate. Mix until just combined. Fold in the cereal until just combined. Use a cookie scoop to form 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Chill the cookie balls for 30 minutes in the freezer.
  • 5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper and place cookie balls leaving space in between each dough and bake 1 sheet at a time for 12 minutes until the edges just begin to crisp. The cookies spread quite a bit so leave a good amount of space around each ball. The cookies should look soft and fluffy. and will continue to cook on the baking sheet. Allow to rest on tray for 4 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Repeat until all the cookies are baked.
  • 6. For extra cereal look to the cookies, add cereal pieces to the cookies once they've cooled slightly on the baking tray. Gently press them in the centre and around each cookie.
  • 7. Enjoy warm.