RECIPE BOX Witch hat cookies liven up Halloween

Last year when I began looking at different recipes to start this Recipe Box column, I stumbled across the cutest recipe for some Halloween cookies.To be honest, I don't remember if I saw them online or in a magazine, but nonetheless, this isn't a Julie original recipe, sad to say. But, this recipe is too cute not to share.

It is a no-bake recipe that can definitely be a family project. If you have school-age children and you've got to provide 25-plus cookies for a class, then this is perfect for you.

These cookies are witch hat cookies and they are mostly made up of my favorite ingredient ever, chocolate.

All you need are some Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies, Hershey's Kisses and some icing. Putting these little witch hats together takes no time and you can be as detailed as you want when making the bows (which are made out of icing) for the hats.

You can buy whatever color icing you want to make the bows, but I just used a tub of vanilla icing and I already had food coloring, so I made up my own. I used to be nervous about working with icing, but since beginning this food column, I'm no longer intimidated.

By the way, you might want to taste test some of the Hershey's Kisses along the way, it never hurts.

So gather up the family, and get ready to make this chocolatey Halloween treat.

Witch hat cookies

One package of Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies

One bag of Hershey’s Kisses

Vanilla icing

Orange food coloring

Mix vanilla icing and food coloring together. If you do not have orange on hand, use red and yellow food colors to make up an orange color. Place cookies on a sheet of wax paper, with the bottom side facing up. Place a very small amount of icing on the bottom of a Hershey’s kiss. Place the Hershey’s Kiss over the middle of the cookie, covering the whole in the middle. Put the icing in a piping bag and squeeze it all around the bottom of the Hershey’s Kiss. Then,make a bow using the icing.

Tip: In place of a piping bag, use a plastic sandwich bag and cut a very small hole at the corner of the bag.

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