I found these cookies in a magazine over a decade ago. I have a three ring binder filled with holiday food ideas. I haven’t tried many of them. Mostly, they are good intentions that I have not gotten around to doing. Do many of you have that same problem? Do you cut out ideas or copy down recipes only to find that they sit in a drawer or a shelf without being used?
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
½ cup cocoa
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 pkg white chocolate chips
2 Tbls shortening (don’t use anything else if you want this to be white)
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter mix. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
Roll 1 Tbls dough into a carrot shape about 2 ½ inches long. Roll 1 tsp dough into a ball and press this into the body of the mummy as the head.
Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a wire wrack.
Melt the white chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add more shortening if it isn’t runny. Heat again if chocolate is not melted all the way.
Place 1 cookie at a time on a narrow metal spatula. Spoon white chocolate mixture over the cookie while holding the cookie over the bowl. Place on waxed paper. If mixture begins to thicken, microwave it again. As coating begins to harden, use a toothpick to score lines in body and on face to resemble mummy.