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“Basic sugar cookies transform into these fearsome claws with a little help from the full moon.”
READY IN:
46mins
YIELD:
6 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cookies:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. In small bowl, mix together buttermilk and vanilla.
  5. Beat butter and white sugar together in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes or until evenly distributed and light in color. Add egg to butter and sugar mixture and beat until blended. Gradually mix in flour mixture one cup at a time, adding buttermilk mixture between each cup of flour, mix until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  6. Drop leveled 1/4-cups of batter onto a greased baking sheet. Bake on middle rack for 14-16 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  7. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
  8. Frosting:
  9. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and cocoa, mixing well. Add milk in 2 portions, stirring each time. Add vanilla extract.
  10. Prepare a pastry bag with a multi-opening/ grass tip, fill with the frosting and close tightly with a rubber band. Hold the tip vertically over the cookie, squeeze and pull up quickly. Repeat to cover the whole cookie.
  11. Press 5 cashews into each cookie to form claws.

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