Thursday, October 24, 2013

Witches Broom Cookies

Eek! Only SEVEN more days until Halloween!!! The final pieces to the kids' Halloween costumes came in the mail and I am getting so excited!

For dessert last night we had Witches Broom Cookies.  What a fun way to show our Halloween spirit. To make it even easier we used Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough from our friends at Immaculate Baking. So these were a cinch to put together.

In a few more days we'll be carving our pumpkins and ready to go Trick-or-Treating.

Witches Broom Cookies

12 Pretzel Rods
2/3 c. chocolate chips
2/3 c. white chocolate chips
1 t. shortening, divided

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the pretzel rods on two separate ungreased cookie sheets. Take ball of cookie dough and form it into a broom shape then press onto the end of each pretzel rod. Gently press with your palm to slightly flatten. Further press with a fork to create bristles on the broom. Bake 15 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool completely. 

Make a chocolate drizzle by melting 2/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 t. shortening in a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave on medium-high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for 10 seconds intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted. Once the cookies have cooled completely, spoon the melted chocolate over the brooms.

Optional: Create a white chocolate drizzle (the same way you made the milk chocolate drizzle) and drizzle over the milk chocolate. You can decorate these brooms however you like.  For some I drizzled some white chocolate over the milk chocolate.  For others, I highlighted the broom's bristles with the white chocolate.

Allow the chocolate to harden on the cookies before packaging them up.

* Please note that Immaculate Baking did provide me with coupons and free product; however all opinions are 100% mine. :)

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