Thursday, October 6, 2011
Fallen Leaves Cookie
Last year I made some witch's broom cookies and thought it would be fun to make them again this year with a more general fall appeal.
These cookies are a soft and tasty peanut butter cookie with a pretzel stick handle. To add some delectability each cookie is detailed with chocolate:) The bottom portion is sprinkled with autumn leaves sprinkles before the chocolate dries.
We don't have an abundance of multi-colored leaves/trees in my neighborhood, but fall is in the air and I love it! It's brisk and crisp outside, perfect baking weather:) So, grab your aprons, turn on your ovens, and start baking!
Fallen Leaves Cookies
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)
Chocolate candy melts
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 spoon over the portion of the treat where the cookie and pretzel join together, and also at the bottom of each cookie. Immediately sprinkle the leaf sprinkles over the bottom portion before the chocolate dries. Let dry. Optional: Add detail "stitching" to the broom with (red) royal icing
* Cookie design (broom) from Betty Crocker. Cookie recipe adapted from simple and delicious.
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