Witches' Brooms

Witches' Brooms

These sweet-salty bewitchin' cookies are easy to make and fun to eat!

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

20

cookies

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
10
pretzel rods, about 8 1/2 inches long, cut crosswise in half
2
teaspoons shortening
2/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
Butterscotch-flavored chips, melted
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix brown sugar, butter, water and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into twenty 1 1/4-inch balls.
  2. Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of broom.
  3. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 1 inch at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips. Let stand until chocolate is set.
Makes 20 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
Make cookies up to a day ahead, and store in an airtight container. Your little ghosts and goblins can help you decorate these Halloween goodies when the time is right!
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No need to rush when you're melting chocolate. Melt chocolate slowly over low heat so it doesn't burn.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 65 ),
  • Total Fat 7 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 170 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.