Halloween Boo Bats - Taste USA

Halloween Boo Bats

  • Duration
  • Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 Tablespoons cold salted butter, cut in small pieces
  • 1 Cup California raisins, chopped fine
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup coarse-grain sparkling white sugar
  • California raisins and mini candies (Mini M&Ms recommended) for decorations
  • 3 Ounces semi-sweet chocolate

Further informations

Yield: 16 bats | Serves: 16

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 41%); Total Fat 7 ( Saturated Fat 4; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 25; Sodium 35; Potassium 124; Total Carbohydrate 20; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 11; Protein 2; Calcium 28; Iron 1.

Directions

  • 1

    Measure flour, sugar and baking powder into bowl for food processor with steel blade, and pulse a couple of times to combine. Then, add cold butter and pulse until crumbly. (If mixing by hand, see step below) 

  • 2

    To mix by hand, measure flour, sugar and baking powder into mixing bowl, and whisk together well. Add butter, several cubes at a time, and work it into dry ingredients with your fingers or fork until crumbly. Add vanilla and ice water, a little at a time, and toss until flour is moistened and holds together.

  • 3

    Finally, add vanilla and ice water, a little at a time, and pulse until dough comes together and cleans sides of bowl. Knead in chopped raisins. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper, and chill for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside.

  • 5

    One piece at a time, place dough on lightly floured work surface, and roll into 10×12-inch rectangle about 3/8-inch thick. With bat-shaped cookie cutter, cut into 16 cookies. Arrange on cookie sheet close together. Beat egg with pinch of salt and brush lightly onto cookies and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  • 6

    Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Remove to wire.

  • 7

    When cookies have cooled, melt semisweet chocolate and use a small amount to attach raisins for ears and candies as eyes. Cool completely and store in airtight container.

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