Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Broom" Cookies!

These are really neat!! - Stepheny :)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

10 pretzel rods (about 8 1/2 in. long), cut crosswise in half

2 teaspoons shortening

2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1/3 cup butterscotch flavored morsels

Heat oven to 350*. Mix brown sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into 20 1 1/4 inch balls.

Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of broom. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack.

Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate morsels over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 3 inches at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered. Place butterscotch morsels in microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on medium -high (70%) 30 to 50 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until morsels can be stirred smooth. Microwave additional 10 to 20 seconds, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set.

I hope these directions are clear enough for y'all! Have fun making and eating them!


Stepheny Weaver said...

Sorry! I always for get to put how many it makes! It makes 20 brooms.

I hope the directions were clear enough as I said, If you see a problem or have a question, please let me know and I'll try to help.

:) Stepheny

Krissy Cooper said...

Looks good! The directions look easy to understand, too!

Stepheny Weaver said...

We actually call them "Pitchforks"!

Thanks for the comment Krissy!

Steph :)