Witches' Brooms

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by SkinnyMinnie

These are fun cookies to make for Halloween. It was one of the many we had for our party, and they were a big hit.

Top Review by Starrynews

I saw these on the Betty Crocker website and thought they would be cute. Unfortunately, I had a lot of difficulty with the recipe for some reason. The dough was very crumbly and hard to shape into the brooms. The butterscotch chips I used did not melt down nicely, instead they became dry and crumbly and difficult to "draw" with. The cookie itself was only an OK- nothing wrong with it, but no one went back for more. I love the idea, however, so I will probably experiment in the future. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix brown sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
  3. Stir in flour and salt.
  4. Shape dough inot 20 - 1 1/4" balls.
  5. Place pretzel rods on ungreased cookie sheet. Press a ball of dough onto the cut end of each pretzel rod.
  6. Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of a broom, making sure to leave the pretzel rod inside the dough covered.
  7. Bake about 12 minute or until set but not brown.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minute.
  9. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper.
  10. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat.
  11. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms at the point where the dough meets the pretzel rod. Cover some of the pretzel rod and some of the cookie, but not the bristles.
  12. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips across the chocolate to resemble string holding the bristles and broom together.
  13. Let stand until chocolate is set.

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