The Witch’s Cauldron Cookies

I love Halloween. So when the Creative Cookie Exchange’s theme was Halloween Cookies, I was in my glory. Somehow the pictures looked way cooler in my head though.

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

Regardless of the lack of spooky factor, I get an A+ on taste! The cookie is loaded with creme de menthe goodness. The top is a mint marshmallow and underneath that.. is Andes mints! The cookie is a chocolate sugar cookie. So really, this is a banging grasshopper cookie.

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

See?

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

Hey, do the see the awesome bubbles in the cauldrons on the ends? Pretty cool, huh? I must have gotten air in my marshmallow goo that I piped into the cookies. I love it!

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

The cookie is soft and super chocolaty. I made a fire under a few of my cauldron’s with pretzels. I kind of dig it. It’s the next best thing to actually going out and hunting down some twigs.

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

I wanted to put “double double toil and trouble” on this bottom picture. It was stuck in my brain, but I finally decided against it. I always thought it was bubble bubble or double bubble like the gum. Good thing I googled it and found out it was double double. I would have looked incredibly silly otherwise (even though I just told you my dirty little secret). Apparently it was in Macbeth, but I don’t remember it. I even got student of the month in a Shakespeare class. Cray cray, eh?

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

The Witch’s Cauldron Cookies
 
Serves: 19 cookie cauldrons
Ingredients
Cookie
  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 + ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • ½ cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 2 + ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup chocolate or black melting chocolates for garnish
Filling
  • ¾ cup chopped Andes Creme De Menthe Thins
  • 3 + ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract or a drop of creme de menthe oil
  • 2 drops of electric green gel paste color
  • 10 super thin pretzel sticks for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in the butter and granulated sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  3. Sift the cocoa powder and flour into the mixing bowl to avoid lumps of cocoa powder in the cookie dough. Mix on low until the flour is just incorporated.
  4. Press bits of the chocolate dough into a non-stick mini cheesecake pan with the removable bottoms. (A picture and link to one is under the recipe) Using the dull side of a butter knife, I scrape the dough off even with the top of the pan.
  5. Place in a 350 degree oven for 14 minutes. The centers of the cookie will be puffed up. Let the cookies cool for about 5 - 10 minutes in the pan. Using a small fondant rolling pin (spoon could work) press down the centers of the cookies. This will make room for the mints and marshmallow goo. Remove from pan and set aside to cool completely.
  6. Once the cookies are completely cool, place the melting chocolates into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If not completely smooth, microwave for another 20-30 seconds and stir again.
  7. Dip the rims of the cookies into the melting chocolate and set aside to dry. It should only take 10..ish minutes.
Filling
  1. Fill the cups about ¾ full with the chopped Andes mints/thins.
  2. Spray a microwavable bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Place the marshmallows in the bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with a spatula that has also been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. If it's not completely smooth, microwave for another 15 seconds.
  3. Stir in the peppermint extract and gel paste color.
  4. While the marshmallows are still warm, place into a disposable piping bag or a sandwich bag. Cut a small hole in the tip and pipe the marshmallow on top of the Andes mints/thins.
  5. Break a pretzel stick in half and place a half in each cookie cauldron.

The pan I used for this recipe.

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow!! How creative and perfect for Halloween! I need that pan for sure, these are so much fun I need to give them a try. You did a great job and I especially like the detail of the pretzel fire.
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    • Miranda says

      Thanks so much! I wasn’t sure if I really liked it so I kind of left that hush hush. I’m glad that you knew what I was going for!

  2. says

    How cute are these, I just love them. When I was doing all my Halloween parties they would have been such a fantastic hit. Thanks for a great recipe!!

    • Miranda says

      Thank you so much! There’s always next year! I can’t wait for my little guy to go to school so I can break out this recipe for them!

  3. says

    The inside of the cookie cauldron is so pretty! I am not a big fan of eating mint, so I would probably use some other kind of non-mint cookie topping and filling, but that’s my own personal problem. What a great idea! And I like how you have them on little pretzel sticks.

    • Miranda says

      Thank you! Yeah, you can easily replace the mint candies with pretty much anything. A ganache would be really tasty in the cups too!

    • Miranda says

      Thank you, Stacy! The bubbles were a pleasant little surprise. I’m pretty sure I did a happy dance when I noticed them. I love the little pan, it’s quite handy!

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