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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Witches Brooms

I also got this off of the Betty Crocker site, what a fun idea for a party!

cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup butter or margarine, softened
2tablespoons water
1teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/8teaspoon salt
10pretzel rods, about 8 1/2 inches long, cut crosswise in half
2teaspoons shortening
2/3cup semisweet chocolate chips

Butterscotch-flavored chips, melted

1.Heat oven to 350ºF. 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.

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