Direct from the deepest, darkest Transylvania, here is zombie food at its best. And you don't even need a laboratory.
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixer bowl or food processor, combine butter with sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat well.
Gradually add the flour and beat until well mixed. (If mixture seems too dry when all of the flour has been added, stir in a little more milk, one tablespoon at a time, until it is easy to handle but sticks together in a ball.)
Take a small ball of dough and, by hand, press it through the holes of a colander into a bowl or plate, forming a mound of stringy bits. (If you happen to have a potato ricer, this works even better.) Then, very gently, gather about a tablespoon of stringy dough and form brainy shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake cookies at 375F for about 8 min, until edges are light brown.
Don't wait for the tops of the cookies to look done, or they'll burn.
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