Satisfy a craving for something dark with these orange-and-black chocolate cookies—they're the ultimate Halloween dessert.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together into a large bowl.

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  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup candies.

  • Drop dough by the tablespoon onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press remaining 1/4 cup candies into tops of cookies.

  • Bake cookies, switching positions of sheets about halfway through, until just firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks, and let cool completely.

Reviews (4)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2011
I really enjoyed baking these cookies. I made about 4 batches for my family for Christmas. I prepared the mix the night before and stuck them in the fridge. In the morning the dough was super easy to work with.
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10/25/2010
My family are really enjoying these cookies. We used Reece's Pieces so the orange, yellow, and brown colors looked great for our Halloween treats.
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10/25/2010
These cookies are awesome! They turned out perfectly and there was an explosion of chocolate flavor with each bite. My son
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10/23/2010
Made a double batch today, and threw out half of the dough. The cookies came out like pancakes with lumps and they didn't even taste good. If you have better luck, add the extra candies after the cookies come out of the oven, it'll look more like the picture.