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Tombstone Brownies make the perfect Halloween dessert for any Halloween party or event. They are soft, chewy, and oh so chocolatey! You can make them super easy with brownie mix and already made cookies and just decorate them or use the amazing recipes below for the most delicious Halloween Tombstone Brownies.
I love making this recipe with my kids because they can decorate the full graveyard just the way they like too! Sometimes we make them scary and sometimes we make them cute. Either way, these are always a super hit at potlucks and creepy Halloween parties with kids and adults.
Halloween Brownie Ingredients:
6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1/4 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Flour
In a microwavable dish, melt the 1/4 cup of butter. Stir in the 6 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa. Mix in sugar, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract, flour, and salt. Pre-heat the oven to 325F degrees. While waiting for the oven to warm up flour the baking pan.
Pour the brownie batter into an 8×8 dish and cook for 35-40 or until a toothpick stuck in comes out clean.
Tombstone Cookie Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup soft butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tbsp cream
1 tsp almond extract
Chocolate, white and green icing and little candy pumpkins for decor.
Sift dry ingredients together and place into a bowl. Add butter, eggs, cream, and almond extract. Blend thoroughly and chill for several hours.
Once chilled break off a piece of dough the size of an apple and pat it flat in your hand.
Roll out dough onto floured board about a 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out using tombstone shaped cookie cuter and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5-8 minutes at 400 F. Remove the cookies from the oven as soon as you see them turn color and let cool on a wire rack
Put chocolate frosting on one side of the cookie and smush the back half on top to create a chocolate cream filled cookie. Write out RIP on the top part of the cookies.
Gently place the cookies into the brownie pan (you can use frosting to secure them in place as needed) so that they stick up like tombstones in a graveyard. Decorate with mini pumpkins and more. You can get a creative as you like here. You can create fake grass using colored coconut or smashed up cookie crumbs to show dirt. We even added a few worms for that extra gross out feature!