Halloween

Dracula's Curse Cookies

July 19, 2019
2 Ratings
Photo by Miss_Karen
Author Notes

Halloween is fast approaching. My friend Keith wanted to collaborate on a savory cookie... Little did I know he meant black garlic! I thought I misread his texts. He couldn't be serious, could he?! Yes he was. Neither of us wanted to use a cookie recipe that screamed internet overdose. So, an afternoon spent concocting flavors produced this remarkably tasty cookie. No one could have been more doubtful than I was. However, it's surprisingly good. We laughed like crazy coming up with the name for these.

*Black garlic is sweet and somewhat earthy. They can be found at Whole Foods. —Miss_Karen

  • Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes about 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • Garlic paste
  • 3-4 Heads of black garlic,skins removed
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 1 Large egg, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 3/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Garlic paste
  2. In a small pan place the garlic cloves and all other ingredients.
  3. Mash the garlic and sugar together. On low heat, simmer until thick and syrupy. Stir frequently.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool while you prepare the cookie dough.
  1. Cookie Dough
  2. Cream the butter,sugar and lemon zest together. Add the egg, milk and lemon extract.
  3. Stir in the flour and baking powder. You may need to use your hands to make sure the dough is well combined.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into an approximate 8X12 rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Evenly spread the garlic paste onto the cookie dough. Leave about half an inch uncovered on one of the short edges.
  6. Start with the short edge nearest you and roll the dough jelly roll style towards uncovered edge.
  7. Brush a thin layer of water on the uncovered edge, then finish rolling the log of dough. Press gently to seal.
  8. Cover the dough log with plastic wrap or parchment paper and chill for about 1 hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  10. Remove the dough from fridge and slice 1/4 inch slices. Place the spirals onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cut side up.
  11. These don't spread very much so, they can be closer than you would space other cookies.
  12. Bake 9-11 minutes, just until set. They do NOT brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool.

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