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Flying Brooms

Oxmoor House
Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 12 mins


No Halloween party is complete without a table full of assorted goodies, especially in the form of monsters, ghosts, or ghoulish accessories like these witches brooms!  These cookie brooms are a fun and easy Halloween dessert that are great to serve to adults and kids alike. 


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (2-oz.) chocolate candy coating squares, melted
  • 1 package 8-inch-long pretzel rods, halved
  • 1 (4.25-oz.) tube red or orange decorator icing

Nutrition Information

  • calories 196
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • fiber 1 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • sodium 346 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar gradually, beating until blended. Beat in flour and salt. Stir in vanilla. Shape dough into 16 balls, each 1 1/4 inches wide.

  2. Place pretzel rods on ungreased baking sheets. Press a ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel. Press dough firmly with a fork so that it resembles broom bristles.

  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let brooms cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes; move brooms directly to wire racks to cool completely.

  4. Place brooms on waxed paper. Spoon melted candy coating over pretzel and cookie where they join. Allow to stand until firm. Decorate brooms as desired with colored icing.

Cook's Notes

Nutrition data is per serving (1 cookie)

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