Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ever since I spotted cookie sticks on Amanda's fabulous site, Amanda's Cookin', I have wanted to make them! I finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago (I am so backed up with my posts), and since it was already October, I decided to Halloween~ify them:) Witch legs came to mind instantly, as the stick shape lends itself to them. Very easy~peasy and oh, SO GOOD!
adapted from Taste of Home via Amanda's Cookin'
(my changes in red)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) mini semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Incorporate the chocolate chips into the dough. Divide dough in half.
On a greased baking sheet, shape each portion into a 15-in. x 3-in. rectangle about 3 in. apart.Bake at 375° for 6-7 minutes. (Bake for 8-9 minutes for crispier cookies.) Cool for 5 minutes.
Use a pizza cutter to cut each section into 4 large pieces to make them easy to transfer to cooling racks.
Use a serrated knife to cut the cooled sections into 1-in. strips.
Use the royal icing to decorate the cookie sticks...I free-handed the witch legs by first outlining the black sectioned stockings, leaving room at the bottom for the boots. Wait about 15 minutes to dry and then fill in the black sections of the stockings. Wait about 15 more minutes and add the other colors to the stockings.
Freehand the boots all at once (no outline/fill) and let them dry. When dry, add the laces.
Voila, witchy cookie sticks! Thanks, Amanda!
These cookie sticks are a fun, delicious and different way to enjoy chocolate chip cookies!
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