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Monday, October 25, 2010

Mummy Cookies

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, here is a fairly easy treat to make.  Chocolate cookies are shaped into a mummy form and then coated with white chocolate.  Before it sets, you use a toothpick to mark the bandages.  To speed up the process, put them into the fridge to harden.  Be creative, there are no wrong mummies. These were a big hit with my kids!

Mummy Cookies:(adapted from Parents magazine October 1996)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/3 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 package white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening (it has to be shortening if you want them white)
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Add the cooled chocolate.  Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a small bowl and add to the chocolate mixture until well incorporated.

Form little balls for the mummies' heads and longer thicker rectangles for the bodies.  It's about 1 tsp for the head and 1 Tbsp for the bodies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until done.  Let cool on a wire rack until completely cold.
Melt the white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave...1 minute at a time, stirring well after each minute.  Place a cookie on a table knife and spoon the chocolate over the cookie, letting it drip off the sides.  If the chocolate isn't runny enough, add more shortening and reheat as needed.
Let it cool slightly, so it's just barely pliable and make the bandage markings with a toothpick.




30 comments:

Belinda said...

Mummy!! These are AWESOME. The kids on your street are lucky.

Monet said...

These would be beyond perfect for a Halloween party! You've given me so many inspirational ideas this October. Thank you for sharing...I would love to make these for a class of elementary school students...they would love them!

Brenda said...

Those are great! Very creative

katerina said...

Ha, ha, ha this is so smart and creative.

A Year on the Grill said...

wonderful... what a clever idea

Bev said...

What a fun design . . . I love your creativity!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Those are so fun!Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

eatgreek.net said...

excellent idea! :D

Susi said...

These cookies are so much fun! Love them :o) They look fantastic!

es65 said...

So cute. Who wouldn't want one of those treats...

Joanne said...

Aww these are adorable! I bet medical students would like them just as much as kids would.

LookyTasty said...

haha these are cute. What a great idea!

Jacqueline said...

These are adorable. We are always looking for fun Halloween treats.

Roxan said...

Lol, these are so cute... and I bet they are really easy to make!!! Great idea. I love how festive doesn't always mean it has to be super complicated.

alessandra said...

They are perfect for Halloween.

Emily Malloy said...

Holy adorable.

...I mean, creepy and scary!

Sue said...

I love your mummies! They look fantastic! I'm sure they're tasty too:)

whatsfordinner-acrossstatelines said...

These are adorable! I love halloween recipes, especially cookie ones. My kids would love these. Thanks.
-Gina-

ravienomnoms said...

Those are just so darn cute!

Beth said...

Those are fantastic! I wish I'd known about those when my kids were young!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Kristin,

These are just adorable cookies and would be loved by all. Thanks for sharing how to get the chocolate right!

danasfoodforthought said...

These are so cute... I bet your kids loved them!!

Evan said...

Ha! These are cute :-)

BakingWithoutaBox said...

These are super cute! Love them!

Debbie said...

If those aren't the cutest things!!

shopannies said...

how cute you are very creative

Mother Rimmy said...

What a fun recipe! Perfect for Halloween!

Lisa said...

These cookies are so cute. Plus, with those two flavors of chocolate they would be the tastiest mummies ever.

All That I'm Eating said...

Lol these are great! How fun are they?! I love them. Despite the fact the look fantastic I bet they tasted good too.

Yesim said...

creative and cute..:)

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