I’m always on the hunt for new and unusual ideas for holiday treats and fun. I do not recall my mom making any kind of Halloween treats when we were kids, so it’s important to me to make sure my kids and I have fun in the kitchen creating something unusual each year.
In my search I came across these Mummy cookies, decided to make them, and they were an instant hit. They are perfect for Halloween treats and the kids love them. The dough needs some time to set up in the fridge before you start forming your cookies. The end result is well worth the time and something different to bring to a Halloween party or potluck.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 bag miniature chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- In large bowl, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Add flour continuing to stir until dough comes together. Roll into ball. Wrap in plastic and put in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350F. Divide dough into 6-8 equal pieces. Sprinkle some flour on table and roll each piece into rope 12-14 inches in length. Cut each rope into 4 x 3 inch pieces (this will be your body) and 4 x 1/2 inch lengths (this is your head) of dough. Roll the head pieces into balls and attach to the bodies.
- On parchment lined cookie sheet, place mummy's allowing space in between. Press 2 mini chocolate chips, point sides down in each mummy head for eyes.
- Bake 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely.
- Pour white chocolate chips into microwave safe bowl and microwave 40-60 seconds or until softened, stirring at 20 second increments. Pour into small ziplock bag and cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze to drizzle frosting in a crisscross pattern over cookies to look like mummy bandages. Let stand so chocolate can set (I put them in the fridge to firm up).