Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
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.
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 10 pretzel sticks, about 4-inch long
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- 2⁄3 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄3 cup butterscotch chips, melted
- Heat oven to 350ºF.
- Mix brown sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
- Stir in flour and salt.
- Shape dough inot 20 - 1 1/4" balls.
- Place pretzel rods on ungreased cookie sheet. Press a ball of dough onto the cut end of each pretzel rod.
- Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of a broom, making sure to leave the pretzel rod inside the dough covered.
- Bake about 12 minute or until set but not brown.
- Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minute.
- Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper.
- Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat.
- 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.
- Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips across the chocolate to resemble string holding the bristles and broom together.
- Let stand until chocolate is set.
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!
These are really cute. The cookie part is good but would try a different cookie recipe to make new time that is what kept the stars down-5 star for cuteness alone. Kids thought they were neat for our Halloween party.
I think I found this recipe last year on the Betty Crocker site. They are such cute brooms and very delicious! I'll be making these again for Halloween in a few weeks!