Friday, October 31, 2014

And Your Little Dog, Too! Wicked Witch of the West Hat Cookies

Just in case there's not enough sugar around today, here's an easy, sweet treat for your Munchkins when they're ready to click their heels and come home!

chocolate kiss cookies cake mix
Black hat required—ruby slippers optional.

Wicked Witch of the West Hat Cookies

One bag (12 oz.) dark chocolate kisses
One box chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup neutral-tasting oil (such as grapeseed oil)
2 large eggs

Unwrap kisses and set aside in a bowl (try not to eat too many, you'll need them later). Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, oil and eggs until fully combined. Roll 1/2 Tablespoons of dough into balls and place about 2 inches apart on lined baking sheets (you will have about 60 cookies total). Bake until set, about 10-12 minutes. As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place a kiss firmly on top of each. Let cookies cool completely before storing (kisses will stay soft for quite a while...they're melting, after all!). For the full Wicked Witch effect, place a "hat" on top of a scoop of your favorite green-colored ice cream, using small candies or mini chocolate chips for eyes, nose and mouth.

Notes: Roll balls of dough in colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies before baking. Any flavor cake mix and kiss combination can be used—mix and match your favorites. Got leftover bite-sized chocolate candies? Try using in place of kisses.

Happy Halloween!


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