BOO! It’s October! I wish the warm days of September could hang around just a little longer! October kicks off the Halloween holiday. You know, where we pivot from only pumpkins and add a few witches and ghosts!
A NEW Halloween tradition at my house is to host a “Wine & Witches” girls night. This annual party started when my children traded costumes for late night studies or scary movies. ***
I love to find funny signs in anticipation for the party.
WITCHES’ BROOM COOKIES
Now let’s get back to these cute witches’ broom cookies. These broom cookies, adapted from Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook, are the perfect, bite-size dessert to serve.
The pretzel stick adds an effective way to “handle” the weight of the broom’s bristles.
The recipe was easy with all the ingredients in the pantry. I even had the pretzel sticks on hand as they are one of my son’s go-to snack (with salsa).
Don’t you love when a recipe doesn’t require a run to the grocery store?
The dough was a little crumbly and I was worried about how the rolled dough would hold up pressed against the pretzel stick. But, the cookie dough and the pretzel stuck together like the bristles on a broom!
- 1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
- 1 STICK BUTTER, SOFTENED
- 2 TABLESPOONS WATER
- 1 TEASPOON VANILLA
- 1 1/2 CUPS FLOUR
- DASH OF SALT
- PRETZEL STICK RODS (SNAP IN HALF)
- 2 TEASPOONS SHORTENING OR YOUR PREFERRED CHOICE OF COOKING OIL
- 2/3 CUP SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- 1/3 CUP BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS
- 1/2 TEASPOON SHORTENING OR COOKING OIL
- PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
- BEAT SUGAR, BUTTER, WATER & VANILLA. ADD FLOUR AND SALT.
- SHAPE DOUGH INTO 1 1/4" BALLS
- PLACE PRETZEL ROD HALVES ON UNGREASED COOKIE SHEETS.
- PRESS DOUGH BALL INTO PRETZEL STICK
- PRESS DOUGH WITH FORK TO RESEMBLE A BROOM'S BRISTLES
- BAKE 12-14 MINUTES.
- MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CHIPS & OIL TO GET THIN CONSISTENCY.
- SPREAD MELTED CHOCOLATE OVER BROOMS AND THE BASE OF BROOM HANDLE.
- MICROWAVE BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS & OIL AND USE FORK TO DRIZZLE ACROSS THE CHOCOLATE.
**Sidenote: One of my children saw the Stephen King movie, IT. His review said the movie was more cheesy than scary. Who saw it?
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