Cross(bow) My Heart Cut Out Cookies are the ultimate sweet treat to make for your Walking Dead themed parties. Sweet and buttery, these cookies hold their shape and taste amazing with this fluffy chocolate frosting.
Cross(bow) My Heart Cut Out Cookies for Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead
You’re going to want this recipe for your Walking Dead themed parties (or any time you want to make a batch of cut out cookies!) I’m not one to just whip up a batch of cut out cookies so when I say these are worth it, it’s serious. 🙂
Today is the mid season premiere and it falls on Valentine’s Day so what would be better than Cross(bow My Heart Cut Out Cookies? The heart is very appropriate being that The Walking Dead is my favorite show and the crossbow is definitely a nod to my favorite character. Are you as excited as I am?? It’s going to be an awesome second half of the season! I just know it.
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic, Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen and I have been making recipes inspired by The Walking Dead this week and you’ll definitely want to stop by and take a look at what we’ve made:
- Baked Ribs Inspired by the Terminus Welcome Plate from me (Try Anything Once Culinary)
- Pecan Trail Mix from me (Try Anything Once Culinary)
- Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark and some favorites from me (Try Anything Once Culinary)
- Cross(bow) My Heart Cut Out Cookies from me (Try Anything Once Culinary)
- Cream of Celery Soup with Paprika Butter from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Dumpster Cookies from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Shortcut Homemade Turtles for Enid from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Eastman’s Oatmeal Burgers from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Merle’s Cake with Pink Frosting from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Ham Biscuits from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Cinnamon Pecans from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Bloody Guts Dip AKA Cherry Dip from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Toilet Water Drink Recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic
The three of us are chipping in for a giveaway! Enter below for your change to win! We’re giving away One Complete Set of The Walking Dead DVD’s, Season One Through 5, to one lucky recipient. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US or Canada. Must be 18 or older.
We are not in any way affiliated with The Walking Dead or AMC. We are just really big fans of the show.
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 3½ cups of unbleached all purpose flour
- one 12 oz. package of bright white candy melts
- ½ cup softened butter
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp instant coffee powder
- In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add salt, vanilla and one egg.
- Beat until incorporated.
- Mix in the last two eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.
- Measure in cream of tartar and flour and mix until dough is formed and ingredients are all incorporated.
- Form dough into a large ball and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or until dough is completely chilled all the way through.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- After the cookie dough is chilled, roll out to about ⅛ of an inch thickness and cut into shapes.
- Place cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just begin to turn golden brown.
- Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
- Place 3-4 pieces of wax paper the size of a standard baking sheet on a dry, flat surface for your crossbows.
- Melt the bright white candy melts in a large microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir.
- Heat for another 30 seconds and stir again.
- Continue to heat for 15 seconds each time, stirring after each heating, until the candy melts are smooth and just melted.
- Transfer to a large plastic zip bag sealing the candy melts inside and cutting off a very small tip of the bag.
- Test on a piece of wax paper to see if the white candy melts make thick enough lines for your crossbows.
- Continue to form your crossbows on wax paper, setting them aside.
- They should set quickly, in fact if the candy melts inside your zip bag begins to harden run the sealed bag under hot tap water and avoid the tip.
- In a large bowl whip the butter for one minute on medium high speed.
- Add cocoa powder and salt, whipping again to combine the chocolate and butter for about 1 minute.
- Measure in powdered sugar, milk and instant coffee.
- Whip on medium speed until all the ingredients are mixed together then scrape the bottom of the bowl.
- Mix again on medium speed for about one minute.
- Frost your cookies and top with your cute little white crossbows.
The number of cookies will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter and the thickness of your cookies so the 6 dozen yield is approximate.
I usually have just enough frosting and candy melts for the crossbows because a few cookies are eaten in the process.
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