We watched the new Disney Junior series Vampirina over the weekend. It was fun watching the inaugural show! My kids loved it and it will definitely be a fun show to watch in our house.
During the first show, a neighbor comes by with some flowers and cookies to welcome Vampirina and her family to the neighborhood. Vampirina jumps for joy and asks if the cookies were either Screamdoodles, Newt Nuggets or Slug Berry cookies. They were, of course, classic oatmeal raisin. However, she inspired me to imagine what those cookies would be like if they were made. So in honor of Vampirina, here is how I would make these three cookies!
This recipe imagining takes the base of a classic snickerdoodle recipe. Yet, instead of the cinnamon/sugar coating, you’ll have Cookies and Screeem M&Ms coating the outside. Thus creating the Screamdoodles!
What you need:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 3⁄4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make:
While the oven is preheating to 350°F. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs in a large bowl. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Blend the dry ingredients into butter mixture. Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
Meanwhile, take a two cups of Cookies and Scream M&Ms and place into a plastic baggie. Make sure it is closed tight. Take a meat tenderizer and smash the M&Ms into small pieces.
Take the chilled dough and place a one inch ball into the M&M pieces and coat them by rolling the ball of dough in the mixture. Place the dough balls onto the chilled cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and place on cookie rack to prevent over cooking. Then enjoy the screams of delight!
Slug Berry Cookies
First thing to do before making this recipe, it to make sure you have a slug (aka, worm) cookie cutter. You can find one on Amazon (affiliate link) for around $5.
What you need:
- 1 stick Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening OR 1 cup Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1 cup of strawberry or raspberry puree (or food coloring, or frosting)
How to Make:
In a mixer, beat the shortening and sugar in large bowl on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until well blended. Optional: Add the food coloring or puree. Then add the baking powder, salt, and flour into the shortening mixture on low speed until blended. Divide dough into three logs. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Take one log and roll out with rolling pin. Using the worm cookie cutter, cut out pieces and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack. Decorate if desired with stripes and eyes!
You can have a little more fun with these depending on tastes and preference. First, make a brownie batter. You can make the brownie batter using a store bought mix or make it from scratch. Once made, pour the batter into small/mini molds to look like nugget bars. Something like this.
Hooowwwhhhahhaaaa. (Did I get the eerie laugh right? LOL)