Mummified Chocolate Chip Cookies

Had an idea to try something a little different….

…mummy cookies!!

Instead of using royal icing or fondant to create the strips for a mummy, I decided to cut strips of sugar cookie dough to wrap it over a chocolate chip cookie. It’s two cookies in one!

I have to admit that cutting and laying the strips on the cookies is a bit time consuming and took some patience, but it definitely got easier as I went along. It’s definitely a nice treat!

Ingredients:

For Sugar Cookie:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioner’s sugar (for rolling out the cookies on)

For Chocolate Chips Cookies (makes 20-24 cookies):

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I love Ghirardelli chocolate chips…the quality of the chocolate can change how your cookie ends up tasting!)

Directions:

For Sugar Cookie:

  • In medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set on side.
  • With paddle attachment to standing mixer, on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy in texture.
  • Add each egg one at a time into mixture until fully combined before adding the next egg.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • On low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture of dry ingredients into mixer until just combined.
  • Prep two parchment paper sheets large enough to wrap the cookie dough.
  • Divide the cookie dough into half and wrap in parchment paper.
  • Place wrapped cookie dough in frig for at least two hours to overnight.

For Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Place a sheet of foil on jelly roll pan and set on side.
  • In small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set on side.
  • With paddle attachment to standing mixer, on medium speed, cream together butter and sugars until light in color and fluffy in texture.
  • Add egg into mixture until fully combined and then add vanilla extract.
  • On low speed, slowly add in the dry ingredients into mixer until just combined.
  • Add chocolate chips until just combined (for fun, do a mix of mini and regular Ghirardelli chocolate chips!).
  • Use the tablespoon measuring tool to scoop 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon scoops of cookie dough onto the foil of jelly roll pan. Roll the cookie dough and press down slightly on it so it is slightly flattened.
  • Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes to overnight.

Cookie Assembling:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees.
  • Remove the cookies from the frig/freezer and allow the sugar cookies to rest for at least 10 minutes before trying to roll it out (otherwise you’ll definitely be getting an arm workout!)
  • Use confectioner’s sugar to lightly dust the work surface area.
  • Roll the sugar cookie dough to slightly less than 1/4-inch thick and then use a chopping knife (without serrated edges) to cut long thin strips of sugar cookie dough. I would suggest using the length of the knife and pressing the blade down into the dough. Cut strips that are a little less than 1/4-inch in width.

Gently wrap the strips over the chocolate chip cookie.

Wrap around the top and bottom of the cookie (creating a frame, which helps to hold the cookie from expanding out too much). Place the strips strategically so you leave space for the mummy’s eyes!

  • Place each completed cookie on silt pad or parchment paper on cookie sheet to bake.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to completely cool before decorating.

Use icing to stick the candied eyes to the cookies!

Have a happy cookie fun-filled Halloween!!

 

 

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