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Witches' Brooms

Witches' Brooms
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 20
These sweet-salty bewitchin' cookies are easy to make and fun to eat!
Updated November 27, 2007
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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.

  • 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!
  • No need to rush when you're melting chocolate. Melt chocolate slowly over low heat so it doesn't burn.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
65
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
170 mg
Potassium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
21 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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