Chocolate mocha mummies are a fun Halloween treat for adults. These soft butter cookies are so packed with flavor, it’s hard to stop at one.
A few years ago I saw some cute gingerbread mummy cookies in a bakery and I’ve been thinking about making a chocolate version ever since.
I wanted to make these while I was in Cambodia but gingerbread man cookie cutters are impossible to find there.
I started with a chocolate butter cookie dough and thought why not add a little espresso powder to them to bring out the chocolate flavor.
The coffee makes the chocolate flavor more intense. The creamy vanilla buttercream frosting is a wonderful contrast.
Since mummies are supposed to have sloppy bandages, decorating these cookies is pretty easy. I just did a zig zag pattern with a wide icing tip. Then I turned the cookies upside down and made a zig zag going the other way.
If decorating cookies is intimidating for you, these are a great way to start. There’s no right way and sloppy is good.
The coffee flavor in these is pretty mild. I gave a few to some kids at church this morning and they gobbled them up.
Not Halloween, use round or square cookie cutters to change these chocolate mocha mummies into amazing sandwich cookies.
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