Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Witch" Way Did They Go?

I have the feeling there was some sort of witch convention of sorts around here last night...
 Looks like they parked their brooms and never came back!
They must have been in a big hurry for some reason! They also checked their hats...

but never picked them up. I have the feeling they may return tonight because they'll need these tomorrow:)

Witches' Hats
Chocolate wafer cookies
Hershey's kisses

Use chocolate frosting(I used a tub of store-bought) to adhere the kisses to the cookies.  Color some icing(I used royal icing) orange and ice a ribbon around the base of the kiss.

Witches' Broomsticks**

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup  Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 16 pretzel rods (8-1/2 inches long)
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour and baking soda in medium bowl.
    2. Beat peanut butter, butter, brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add egg and egg yolk. Gradually add flour mixture beating on low speed after each addition until blended. Shape dough into 16 (1-1/4-inch) balls.
    3. Place pretzel rods on ungreased baking sheets. Press ball of dough onto end of each pretzel. Press fork firmly into each dough ball to leave indentations resembling broom bristles.
    4. Bake 12 minutes. Let brooms cool on baking sheets placed on wire racks 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
    5. Place brooms on wax paper. Melt chocolate and shortening together and spoon over the portion of the treat where the cookie and pretzel join together.  Let dry.

    * Cookie design from Betty Crocker.Cookie recipe adapted from simple and delicious.
    * One way to adapt this cookie for Thanksgiving(fall) would be to drizzle a bit of chocolate on the bottom of the broom and then sprinkle some fall colored leaf sprinkles onto that:)


      1. That is the cutest Halloween cake stand/hat rack that I've ever seen. Fun treats!

      2. Too cute and I love the cake platter. What fun Halloween treats.

      3. Super cute! I love the story - a witches convention indeed. :)

      4. Those are both adorable!! I love how easy the hats seem (though frosting dispensers and I don't get along all that well). I am already planning more culinary fun next year!!

      5. These are A-dorable! Love your photo angles, too! :)

      6. These are both really cute. I love the cake plate too. As you have probably seen, I have a few of these, but this one is different.

        Our Halloween is over. Here in Utah when it lands on Sunday we trick or treat Saturday night. It was a busy night but at least the rain cleared up. It was pouring cats and dogs about 5:00. I am tired, this little witch needs a rest!

      7. What a bunch of fun treats! Love it!

      8. Adorable! Love how simple the hats are.

      9. Oh these are so adorable! I wish we celebrated Halloween in a bigger way over here in Oz, I could so get into all the fun baking :) Happy trick or treating!

      10. I love it all!!! The cake stand, the brooms and the hats. They are so creative and cute!!

      11. Those witch's hats are adorable as are the broomsticks! I hope you're having a great Halloween Sue! :D

      12. what a perfect cake stand for those witch's hats!! i love it!

      13. Oh my goodness, these treats are too cute!!

      14. They look wonderful, I'm loving the cake stand too!!

      15. those brooms are tooo cool!!! I will have to remember this for next year!

      16. I have a recipe for the broomsticks as well but I never got around to it this year. Next year for sure! The hats are too much fun, too! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

      17. What a fun idea! I will have to make the brooms the boys will love them!

        What fun ideas you have!

      18. Your Halloween treats are adorable! I'll have to try them out next year!