Halloween Broom Stick Cookies

The past few weeks my kids have been begging for some Halloween cookies. Here is a fun alternative to the many different types of sugar and frosting cookies I have seen around lately. These don’t exactly look like brooms, but they are our variation. What matters is that we had a blast making them and even had some family over to help out. The more the merrier! What kind of goodies do you like to make for Halloween?

What You Need:

  • Large pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate for melting (we used chocolate chips)
  • Fork
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie Dough ***

***Check out our Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Recipe at the end of this post.

 

Directions:

Step 1: Make your favorite sugar or peanut butter cookie recipe. The kiddos chose Peanut Butter Cookies (recipe at the bottom of this post).

 

Step 2: Roll the dough into small balls. Size is your choice, but around 1 inch was good for us!

 

Step 3: Break the pretzel stick in half and place on a cookie sheet. Place your cookie dough ball on top of the broken end of the pretzel. Use a fork to press down on the cookie dough and make your brush lines. Don’t worry about going too deep (just not all the way through) because when the cookie bakes it will poof up a bit and the deeper lines stand out more.

 

Step 4: Bake in the oven for 350° for 6 minutes or until slightly brown. I think my oven was cooking faster than normal, so it may take 8-10 minutes.

Step 5: Let them cool completely.

Step 6: While the cookies are cooling, prep the melted chocolate. Add chocolate to a bowl and melt in the microwave or in a small pot on the stove top (make sure to stir often). If you are using chocolate melting squares, you may need to add a little oil to smooth it out. I used chocolate chips and discovered that they were perfect without an oil. When I used oil with the chocolate chips, it made it so the chocolate had a hard time hardening. It was still yummy, just a bit messier!

Step 7: Once cookies are cooled. Decorate with chocolate and anything else you would like. We decided it was easier to just dip them, but you can use a spoon to drip the chocolate over each cookie.

The kids went to town with the sprinkles. The idea was to cover the ends with the green and orange sprinkles to give it a fire-ish look, but the sugar sprinkles got absorbed and became invisible when first dipped unless you added a ton of them. I forgot about that con of sugar sprinkles!

 

Step 8: Enjoy! The kids loved these and talked about them all last week.

Although, I will admit…they do look more like candied apple cookies than Witches’ Brooms! lol

 

We made these Spider Cookies, a Halloween tradition, a couple of weeks ago with the intention of sharing them with the neighbors…they never made it out of the house. Yummy! Check them out if you are looking for some other fun Halloween baking treats!

 

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Recipe

 

In a large mixing bowl combine the following and mix well:

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (depends on how peanut butter you want it)
  • 1 egg

 

In a separate bowl, combine the following and add slowly into above mixture:

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1  1/2 cup flour

 

Heat oven to 350° and bake for 8-10 minutes until they are lightly brown. Make sure to not cook them until they are hard.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN TREATS?

About Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady)

Michelle is the creator of Fun On A Dime where she shares her ideas for having simple and affordable fun through crafts, tips, recipes, games and so much more. She lives in the sunny valley of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, 3 busy kiddos (ages 7, 5 and 8 months) and equally energized dog!

Comments

  1. Those are darling! The end result is great, but obviously the process was priceless!
    Louise Ducote recently posted..Seeing DoubleMy Profile

  2. Love your project and especially your helpers! So cute!!
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  3. These look delicious! I would definitely do this with peanut butter cookies…they are my favorite!
    Hannah recently posted..Featured on The Victory GardenMy Profile

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