These cut-out cookies may not give you the power of Greensight, but they taste pretty darn good. Three-Eyed Raven cookies are a perfect treat to enjoy during the final season of Game of Thrones. Instead of making standard sugar cookies and covering them in nasty black icing, I opted to make my Three-Eyed Raven cookies using a dark chocolate cut-out cookie dough.
THREE-EYED RAVEN CHOCOLATE CUT-OUT COOKIES
How to Make Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies
Making chocolate cut-out cookies is not so different from traditional sugar cookies. When they are finished, they taste like a heavenly brownie-cookie hybrid! I used this delicious recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction to make my dough. I was able to squeeze 42 cookies from one batch of this recipe. These tips will help to make sure your cookies come out perfectly!
- Opt for a “dutched” cocoa powder to give your cookies a fudgier tasted AND a darker color. Hershey’s Special Dark is available in most grocery stores.
- Use cocoa to “flour” your work surface and rolling pin. This gives added cocoa flavor to the cookies and prevents them from looking dusty from white flour.
- Roll out the dough BEFORE you refrigerate it. Rolling out a ball of chilled dough is hard!
- Roll the dough no thinner than 1/4″. Thinner cookies will break when you handle them.
- Be sure to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before cutting and baking. If the dough isn’t chilled, the butter will melt too quickly in the oven, and your cookies will spread and lose their shape. Chilling the dough overnight is fine.
- Use parchment paper on your cookie sheet so you can remove the cookies from the sheet easily.
How to Decorate Three-Eyed Raven Cookies
Because the dough itself is already nearly black, decorating these Three-Eyed Raven cookies couldn’t be easier! I purchased this Halloween cookie cutter set from Amazon because it included a cool raven cutter. I used it to cut out cookies from the chocolate sugar cookie dough. After the cookies cooled completely, I added three “eyes” with dots of black gel icing applied with a toothpick. That’s it!
If you don’t want to bother with the gel icing, you could just serve these cookies as the regular ravens that are used to carry messages throughout Westeros. So simple!
If you like the edge pieces of a pan of brownies, you will love these cookies! They do have a very dark chocolate flavor, so if that isn’t your jam you may want to turn them into sandwich cookies by adding a bit of frosting between two of the cookies. That would add some sweetness to the cookie and make them taste more like Oreos.