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Yummy Mummy Cookies

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 10/05/2002 04:44 PM

Serves: 30
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Occasion: Halloween
Effort: Easy

2/3 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (additional as needed)

1 - 2 pkg. (10 oz. each) white chocolate chips

1 - 2 tbs. shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

How to Prepare:

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in lg. bowl until creamy.

Add eggs; beat well.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in 1 cup sm. chocolate chips.

Refrigerate dough 15 - 20 min. or until firm enough to handle.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

To form mummy body, using 1 tbs. dough, roll into 3 1/2 in. carrot shape; place on ungreased cookie sheet. To form head, using 1 tsp. dough, roll into ball the size and shape of a grape; press onto wide end of body. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Bake 8 - 9 min. or until set.

Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Place 1 2/3 cups (10 oz. pkg.) white chips and 1 tbs. shortening in microwave-safe pie plate or shallow bowl. Microwave at high 1 min.; stir until chips are melted.

Coat tops of cookies by placing one cookie at a time on table knife or narrow metal spatula; spoon white chip mixture evenly over cookie to coat. (If mixture begins to thicken, return to microwave for a few seconds). Place coated cookies on wax paper. Melt additional chips with shortening, if needed, for additional coating. As coating begins to set on cookies, using a toothpick, score lines and facial features into coating to resemble mummy.

Place 2 sm. chocolate chips on each cookie for eyes.

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