Break open these deep dark chocolate Batman Piñata Cookies to find another sweet treat concealed inside. These fun cookies will make great party favors or desserts for your Batman themed party.
I can't say I've seen many superhero movies but I did watch the campy 1960's version of the television show in reruns as a kid. My memory of the show is fuzzy to say the least but I do remember thinking I'd like a ride in the bat mobile.
Yep, that's about it for me when it comes to Batman.
Recently a reader wrote to ask if I had any Batman themed recipes on my blog and I had to sadly say, "no". But today I am rectifying that situation. I thought with the new Lego Batman movie out in theaters right now it was the perfect time to create these Batman Piñata Cookies. It's been too long since I made a candy filled piñata style cookie and I found the perfect set of Batman cookie cutters to use for this project. (affiliate link)
To make these cookies I used a rich and decadent dark chocolate cut-out cookie recipe that's easy to roll out and cut and tastes great without any icing on it. These cookies are fantastic on their own, but once stacked together using some melted chocolate as glue and filled with M&M's Minis, they become a fabulously filling dessert.
If you are serving other treats at your Batman themed or superhero party you may want to give these Batman Piñata Cookies as party favors so your guests can bring them home and enjoy them later.
They aren't much more work than creating cut-out cookies but there are a few tips that will make this recipe work perfectly. Watch the video tutorial then I'll share my tips.
- Roll your cookie dough out on a silicone baking mat using a silicone rolling pin and you don't have to add any flour or cocoa powder to your work surface.
- If you must, dust a wooden cutting board or rolling pin with cocoa powder or flour so that the cookie dough won't stick.
- Be sure you don't use too much flour or cocoa powder or as you re-roll your dough, the cookies will get tough.
- To keep your cookies perfectly shaped:
- Roll out the dough then cut using the Batman cookie cutter, remove the excess dough, then pop the cut outs in the freezer for 10 minutes until firm.
- Then peel them off the silicone mat and set them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake.
- Keep cookies chilled until ready to bake.
- It's difficult to tell when dark chocolate cookies are baked through. Look for the edges of the cookie to look dry and set and the middle of the cookie should start to lose it's shine.
- Roll out the dough for the top and bottom Batman cookies between ⅛th and ¼ inch inch thickness.
- Roll out the dough for the center cookie to ½ inch thickness. That way you'll have room for lots of candy.
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- 10 tablespoons butter, softened slightly
- ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¾ cup flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- 4-5 tablespoons M&M Minis
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar.
Cream until light and fluffy.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
Pour into the butter mixture and mix just until incorporated.
Scoop out the dough and flatten into a disc then wrap in plastic wrap or place in a zip top bag.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Remove dough from refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll dough out between ⅛th and ¼ inch thickness.
Cut out 12 large Batman shaped cookies using a 4 inch cookie cutter.
Remove excess dough and place cut-outs in the freezer for about 10 minutes until firm.
Remove and peel off cut-outs then set them on parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake for 14-16 minutes until the edges are set and the tops no longer look wet and really shiny.
Roll out the remaining dough to about ½ inch thickness.
Cut out a few Batman shapes using the 4 inch cutter.
Use the smaller 2 ¼ inch Batman cutter to cut a hole in the center of those cookies.
Remove and re-roll the excess dough and continue until you have 6 cookies with holes in the center.
Freeze the cut-outs for 10-15 minutes until firm before transferring them to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 16-20 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Pour the melted chocolate into a disposable pastry bag or zip top bag then cut off one tip.
Pipe a small amount of chocolate on the back side of a cookie with a hole in the middle.
Set that cookie on top of a whole cookie.
Pour candy into the center of the cookie.
Pipe chocolate over the top edge of the cookie with the hole in it then immediately set a whole cookie on top.
Let the chocolate dry for 30 minutes before picking up the cookies.
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