Thick, chewy, and rich black cocoa cookies are studded with Reese’s pieces, white and dark chocolate chunks for the ultimate Halloween cookie recipe! Check out my Instagram to see how to turn this Halloween treat into spooky spider web cookies using marshmallow webs and mini peanut butter cups for spiders.
Halloween food is so fun to make and the following Halloween cookies recipe idea is so easy and quick.
How to make black colored food without food coloring
Adding black coloring to baked goods like these Halloween cookies is simple, just add black cocoa powder! Black cocoa powder is what gives Oreos their black color. So cookies, cakes, and desserts made with black cocoa powder will have a similar flavor base to Oreo cookies. The black cocoa has a different flavor than regular unsweetened cocoa powder, so it definitely adds depth and a unique taste to recipes that use black cocoa powder.
Halloween Cookie Dough
This Halloween cookie dough also has a touch of dry milk powder. What does dry milk powder do in cookies? It enhances the loft and chewiness of these Halloween cookies, and also enriches the flavor of the black cocoa powder.
For these chewy black velvet chocolate cookies, I used a combination of granulated and dark brown sugar. The sugar combination provides maximum chew and a mellowed sweetness level that is perfect for adding in sweet halloween candy and chocolate chips.
These black cocoa cookies are a very easy Halloween treat idea and take under 30 minutes to make! This is a very versatile cookie dough that you can use for any mix ins you would like and change the cookies to fit any holiday or occasion.
Thanks for baking my Halloween cookies recipe!
Halloween Black Cocoa Cookies
Thick, chewy, and rich black cocoa cookies are studded with Reese’s pieces, white and dark chocolate chunks for the ultimate Halloween cookie recipe!
- 113 grams salted butter soft
- 110 grams granulated sugar
- 150 grams dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 11/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 105 grams AP flour
- 45 grams black cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon dry milk powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 250 grams of mixed chocolate and Reese’s pieces like dark and white chunks and the candy.
- 1 C mini marshmallows melted.
- 12 Reese’s mini pb cups.
- 24 candy eyes
- 5 twizzlers cut into thin strips about an inch in length.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
Use hand or stand mixer to beat butter with sugars for 3 minutes before adding egg and vanilla and beat another 3 minutes.
Then in a separate bowl, mix together flour and black cocoa and baking powder and salt and dry milk powder. Add to butter mixture and mix gently until incorporated.
Then add chocolate and Reese’s pieces.
Scoop and drop onto parchment sheets. Bake
Then use a large biscuit cutter to gather sides of cookies into the ring and swirl to shape them.
This is optional but makes them thick!
Melt marshmallows. Use fingers to web them over cookies, re-melting for 10 seconds as needed. Add a mini peanut butter cup to each cookies and decorate with eyes and twizzlers. You can use icing to get eyes to stick or bits of marshmallow