Yummy Mummy Halloween Cookies

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Linda Stahl, Director of the Hershey Kitchens, shows how to make yummy-mummy cookies.

    Linda Stahl: Hi, I'm Linda Stahl, Director of the Hershey kitchens. We're going to be making yummy-mummy cookies. The ingredients you'll need are: two-third cup butter or margarine softened, one cup sugar, two teaspoons vanilla extract. When you're starting out, you want to start out low speed of your mixer, then as things start to come together you can speed it up. And scrape down the sides of your bowl occasionally and so now we will add our two eggs. First break it into another container, that way if you had an egg shell in there, it's much, much easier to get out at this point, then I'm going to beat this until those eggs are blended into this. Again scraping down the edges of your bowl and you just want to be until everything is well blended, like this. So I have the two-and-a-half cups all purpose flour, I'm going to add one-and-a-half cup of Hershey's cocoa, one quarter teaspoon baking soda, one half teaspoon salt, stir these together so that they are well mixed. You don't want to put it all there at one time, may be about a third of it and then beat until these are moistened. Always scraping down your bowl as you beat, when you're beating you want to start at a low speed of the mixer and then gradually increase as things get mixed in. So now I'm ready to add some more of the dry ingredients, the last section. This is going to be stiff dough, so you know it will require some energy to get this all together, mix in the last few dry ingredients by hand. We're going to now add the tips, you can see how I'm gradually getting those work into the dough. We're just going to let this chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Alright, our dough has been chilled, but first we'll need to pre-heat our oven to 350 degrees. You want to start by getting, piece the dough, pulling it up and you want to have a piece that's about the size of a walnut. This would become the body of your mummy and now what you want to do is to gradually just start working it out into a carrot shape. That's about three-and-a-half inches long. This is what you call a molded cookie. Now for the head, you'll need a smaller piece of dough, that's going to end up giving you a ball about the size of a grape, you have that. The grape is added on and then you just continue that. Use that one as your model, try and make all the rest of them about the same size. Okay, we're ready to bake these. They're going to go in the 350 oven; we'll bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until set. Our cookies are finished baking, so we'll let them cool slightly and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. While they're cooling, we'll go over to the microwave and prepare the coating for the yummy-mummy cookies. Place one bag of Hershey's premier white chips in a microwave safe bowl and a tablespoon of shortening. Place it in your microwave, heat for one minute at 50 percent power. Stir and if the chips aren't melted, heat again at medium for 30 seconds and stir. Keep repeating that procedure until your chips are melted when you stir. You don't want to overheat because these are easy to burn. Take your baked cookie, place it on either a knife or an offset spatula like this and drizzle the melted chocolate over your cookie. I like to do mine at an angle, it's almost forming the ribbons of the wrapping that would be on a mummy. Take another spatula, slide it off on to your wax paper add two mini-chips for eyes. If you don't have the markings that you like on there, you can take a tooth pick, add some more marks if you like. All we need to do is wait for the coating to set and these are ready to eat and I'm going to taste one of these. Really good, so that's how you make yummy-mummy cookies.