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Melted Witches

Make a sweet treat that looks like the evil witch has melted right out of her hat.

Gooseberry Patch OCTOBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Milk chocolate drops

Preparation

In a large bowl, blend sugars, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for 2 hours, or until firm. Form dough into one-inch balls; place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Make an indention in each ball with your thumb. Bake at 375° for 9 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove the pan from the oven and press a chocolate drop into the center of each. Cool two minutes on baking sheets. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.

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