Halloween is almost here! Serve up these Witch’s Cauldron Cookies at your spooky party to please all the little ghouls and goblins!
These little mini witch’s cauldrons are so cute and festive for Halloween! It all starts with a chocolate cake mix that’s doctored up to perfection. Then, the cookies get baked in mini muffin tins so they resemble tiny cauldrons. Don’t forget the bright green frosting and candy sprinkles for the perfect finishing touches to create the witch’s brew (bubbling over) effect.
These adorable cookies are so easy to make and are so delicious too! I love mini desserts, don’t you?! Especially when they are Halloween desserts! There’s just something about an orange, purple or green treat that gets me all excited for October 31st! My kids can’t wait to dress up and go trick-or-treating. We’ve already been to a few fun Halloween parties, and there will be more.
I love the green buttercream frosting, I mean witch’s brew! Who knew witch’s brew was so tasty?! 🙂 I’m preparing to have loads of candy around. When the kids bring home the loot on Halloween night, it takes everything in me to not steal all the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Twix. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Basically all of the Halloween chocolate tempts me. 🙂 Unless it’s Almond Joy. I steer clear of those because I’m not a big coconut fan. The kids know to hide their candy bags in their rooms or mom will impose the candy tax until all the chocolate is gone. Haha! When they are at school, I find their stash and sneak a few pieces here and there. And they never even notice because there’s so much of it.
From here until the end of the year, I’m bombarded by chocolate temptations every time I go to the grocery store and walk down the seasonal aisle. I have to pay a visit to that aisle every time or it would just be a crime. I stock up on Halloween candy and tell myself I’ll use it in my seasonal baking. And then most of it disappears before I get the chance to use it in a baked good.
But that’s what summer time is for…eating healthy is a seasonal thing, right?! Ha! We were never meant to eat veggies during the last three months of the year when the holiday game is going strong. At least that’s how I make myself feel better about my serious sweet tooth.
Witch’s Cauldron Cookies
- One 15.25 oz package chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix)
- 1 large egg
- 6 Tbsp. butter melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. butter softened
- 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tbsp milk or just enough for thinning
- Green food coloring or gel
- Halloween-colored round sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the cake mix, the egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until completely combined.
- Use the 1/2 Tablespoon measure to scoop out portions and place them in the spaces in the mini muffin pan. Press them down inside each one so they are flat on top.
- Bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Immediately after removing them from the oven, place the mini muffin pan on a cooling rack and use the rounded back of a teaspoon measure to make an indentation in the center of each one.
- Allow them to cool inside the muffin pan just until they are easy to remove. To remove, run a butterknife around the outside of the mini muffin indentation and carefully pop it up.
- Allow them to cool on a cooling rack completely.
- Prepare the frosting by creaming together softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and just enough milk for thinning in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the milk slowly, mixing in between. Add the green food coloring and mix until incorporated.
- Add a little green frosting to the center of each cooled cookie, then sprinkle with Halloween round sprinkles. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
I know you’re going to love these Witch’s Cauldron Cookies! Happy Halloween!
To see more fun Halloween recipes and ideas like this, go HERE.