Peanut Butter Witch Broom Cookies are an easy and adorable Halloween treat. Simple peanut butter cookies with a pretzel for the handle and decorated with melted chocolate.
How cute are these Witch Broom Cookies?! And they are so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
The only things you need to be careful about is not overbaking the cookies and letting them cool for a little bit before removing from the pan to the cooling racks. The first one crumbled when I moved it too soon. It still tasted good. 🙂
Ingredients for Witch Broom Cookies and Alternatives
I used my favorite three ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe for the base:
- peanut butter (use any nut or seed butter you prefer)
- sugar (or a sugar free baking substitute)
- egg (egg substitute can also be used)
Since there is no flour in the cookie dough, these can easily be gluten free with the use of gluten free pretzel sticks.
If you have peanut or egg allergies don't fret. Use the Egg Free Sugar Cookie recipe instead.
For the decorations use chocolate chips and white chocolate chips (with a few drops of food coloring) or candy melts.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 24 pretzel sticks (gluten free if desired)
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter chips (butterscotch or white chocolate or orange candy melts can be used)
- orange food coloring
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg together until smooth. Divide into 24 balls.
- Stick a pretzel rod into each ball. Place pretzel flat on cookie sheet and shape the cookie dough into a triangle. The pretzel should be at least half way to the bottom of the broom.
- Use a fork to make broom bristles.
- Bake at 375°F until done, about 5-7 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to cooling racks to prevent cookie falling apart.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave (approximately 30-45 seconds). Smear a bit of chocolate where the cookie and pretzel meet.
- Melt peanut butter chips in microwave (approximately 30-45 secondadd a few drops of orange food coloring. Drizzle on the pretzel for decoration.
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Until next time, happy eating.