I'm continuing with the Harry Potter theme from last week's post on Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies.
These are a looser interpretation of Harry Potter related baked goods but the world could always use a little bit more imagination. That's what I learned from Disney this past weekend anyways.
If you are pro Harry Potter books over Harry Potter movies, you may share my frustrations as to the characters gradual transition to mostly Muggle clothing. The seventh book/movie is an exception as the trio are supposed to be blending into the Muggle world but for the rest of the time, they should be in robes and pointed hats. Sadly, only the first movie follows along with this dress code when all the Hogwarts students cheer at the end.
Side Note: How do they find their hat afterwards? Actually, that's quite a silly question as the answer is obviously magic.
The supply list in Book One has "one pointed black hat (black) for day wear" as one of the items. Wouldn't the movies (and parts of the books) be much more amusing if all characters were wearing hats?
Imagine, Snape sneering at the Gryffindors or Crabbe, Goyle and Malfoy making trouble or Fred and George throwing snowballs at the back of Quirrel's head/Voldemort's face but in each situation everyone is wearing a pointed hat. Hats are just plain silly. Even Gus is exasperated that Kristen and I made him demonstrate these hat cookies.
No Guses or cookies were harmed in this photo shoot.
Maybe just Gus' ego.
These are a very similar process as the Peanut Butter Spidie Cookies but made out of chocolate cookies and caramel filled Hershey kisses. Besides chocolate and mint, chocolate and caramel is the next best thing. If the cookie base looks familiar, it's because it is. It's the exact same recipe I used for the Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. It's a fine cookie and should be added to your repertoire.
The dough for these cookies can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until further use. Then, roll them in sugar, bake, press in the candies, cool the cookies and eat!
Or torture your pet but only if they are as complacent as Gus is. No sick pets on my part, please!
As promised, here's the second video and it's stop motion! That's 377 photos condensed to 40-something seconds.
Can't view it? Here's the link to the video on Vimeo.
If you're dressing up for Halloween, I'm curious to know what you'll be! I'll be breathing in the world as Sherlock from the BBC show because I'm
a bit obsessed with it again and super excited for the Christmas Special.
Have a spooktakular Halloween! Stay safe kids.
Chocolate Caramel Witch's Hats
Adapted from the Chocolate Chews in the Sunset Cookie Book
Yields: 36 cookies
To prevent the kisses from melting more than is necessary, place them in the freezer or fridge to harden them up a bit more.
1 cup chocolate chips, melted
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup sugar for rolling the dough
36 chocolate caramel Hershey kisses
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and melted chocolate chips.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the butter mixture. Chill slightly so it's firm enough to roll into balls.
Place ¼ cup of sugar on a plate. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar to coat. Place on cookie sheet about 2-inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350ºF oven.
While the cookies are baking, unwrap the chocolate kisses. Once the cookies are finished baking, quickly press the kisses in the middle of the cookie until it cracks around the edges.
Transfer to cooling racks and let cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.