Yummy Mummy Cookies

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As Halloween approaches, the one thing my kids start asking for is “Mummy Cookies”. These are definitely the Halloween favorite at our house. I first found this recipe in a newspaper in northern Kentucky about 12 years ago. They were developed by Hershey’s Cocoa, and they still have a link to them on the Hershey’s website. I follow their recipe pretty closely, except that I do not add chocolate chips to the dough (I don’t think they were in the recipe 12 years ago). I like a smoother cookie, especially as these are coated in white chocolate.

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The one problem that we have with these cookies in our house is, of course, that they are chocolate, and Little A will not let anything of that variety pass his lips. So I usually make two batches: one with the regular recipe, and one using a sugar cookie recipe as the mummy base. Little A’s okay with picking off those two little chocolate eyes. So we have both chocolate and vanilla mummies at our house. For a vanilla mummy, you can use any sugar cookie recipe that does not have a big spread. Here is my all time favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe.

I do have to admit that I prefer my mummies naked. Shh-don’t tell! I’m not a real fan of white chocolate coating. Maybe if they were dipped in a good dark chocolate, but that would kind of ruin the mummy concept. Maybe if I shaped some like Bats?

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As far as the cookie recipe goes, it is pretty standard: mix the wet ingredients, then add the dry ones. These cookies are always much better with little hands helping! Before making the cookies, you can refrigerate the dough a little, if you want, but I don’t usually find this necessary. The dough will store well in the fridge or freezer, however, so it is easy to make up a really big batch and then freeze some for another day.

To get your cookies to look like mummies, start with about a tablespoon of dough and make a wedged carrot-shaped body (about 3 inches long).

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Place the body on a cookie sheet. Roll a small teaspoon-sized  ball of dough for the head (about the size of a grape). Again-this is a great job for little hands. Place the head on top of the body, pressing the two pieces together just a little. Bake and cool completely.

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Melt your white chocolate chips with 1-2 Tbs of shortening (per bag) in a double boiler or in the microwave.

When the white chocolate is warm enough that it pours evenly from a spoon, you are ready to encase your mummies.

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Place one cookie on the flat edge of a butter knife.

Be sure that the mummy’s head is supported, or it will soon be decapitated.

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Hold the knife over the bowl of chocolate, and spoon the coating over the cookie. It should be quite runny (add additional shortening if necessary).

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Gently tap the knife on the edge of the bowl to remove excess coating. Keep the knife straight, or you will end up with a mummy swimming in your chocolate.

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Place the coated cookie on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet (use a toothpick to gently nudge the cookie off of the knife).

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While the coating is still wet, add two mini chocolate chips for eyes. Let the white chocolate begin to harden (but not completely).

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Use a toothpick to draw mummy “wrappings”. Let coating completely harden. If the room is warm, you may need to place the cookie sheet in the fridge for a few minutes.

Happy Haunting!

RECIPE:

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Yummy Mummy Cookies
(adapted from Hershey’s)
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 ½ cups flour
½ cup cocoa
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1-2 pkg white chocolate chips
1-2 Tbs shortening per package of chips (not butter)
Mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture. Beat until blended. Refrigerate 20 minutes for easier handling, if desired.

To form mummy bodies: Roll dough into 2-3” long carrot shape. Roll a small ball for a head. Press together on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-9 minutes. Cool completely.

Microwave white chocolate chips and shortening until smooth. Coat tops of mummy cookies by placing one cookie at a time on a table knife. Hold knife over the bowl of melted white chocolate and spoon mixture over cookie. Gently tap knife to remove excess chocolate. Place on waxed paper. Place 2 mini chocolate chips on for eyes. As coating begins to set on cookies, use a toothpick to score lines into the coating to resemble mummy wrappings.  Let harden completely before storing.

 

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138 responses to “Yummy Mummy Cookies

  1. Peggy

    Wonderful idea. My grandkids will enjoy these cookies.

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  2. Apres Ski

    AWESOME baking project for the winter of 2010!
    Thanks!!!

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  3. This is great!! I have to try and make these. I have never seen them before!!

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  4. They look really great, I have to try! 🙂

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  5. Ooooo … soooo cute! And fun! I’ve reposted your pic with a link back on my blog.

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  6. Modern Funk

    Those are too cute to eat! I would have to just sit there and watch them on the plate.

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  7. Love this blog. Please check out our school project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY1T0gnTjxI

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  8. I love love love it!!! These are too cute!

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  9. Genius idea! You are very artistic and creative. Love the idea. Looking at the finishing result I would of never knew how it was made.

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  10. Those are the cutest ever!!!!!

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  11. Too fun! My next baking project! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I want a mummy cookie! I can’t bake at uni, though. Our dorm kitchens don’t have ovens. =(

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  13. Natalie

    Yummy Mummy’s
    ..
    U

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  14. everythingneat

    Congratulations on being featured on Freshly Pressed!
    Great cookie idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. anormalday

    Oooh, I’m going to make bats so I can dip them in dark chocolate! What a great plan. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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  16. Those are the cutest little mummies I have ever seen! I wouldn’t want to eat them! I love their giant chocolate eyes!

    ❤ Milieu

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  17. I don’t know how yummy those cookies are (although anything chocolate…) but they look adorable!

    Crystal
    http://www.crystalspins.com

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  18. Those are pretty priceless. High marks for creativity there. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. WOW! They look delicious. How much would you charge to send me a batch?

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  20. Adorable! Great post, and adorable cookies. Thank you! And congrats on being ‘freshly pressed’!

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  21. Ha! This is awesome! I’m so impressed.
    I think I might do this instead of handing out lollies for halloween.
    I’m in Australia and Halloween is still relatively small over here; but I still get right into it!

    http://ishotthepilot.wordpress.com

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  22. Raywoman

    This is awesome! I showed it to my aunt, so she’s going to make them for her little ones. ^_^

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  23. love the simple idea! really neat!

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  24. I think they’re great!!!

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  25. Best recipe i have seen yet! I will be trying this tomorrow 🙂

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  26. Oh I can’t wait to try these…and they’re adorable too!

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  27. What a great idea! I might try these for my office Halloween party.

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  28. ginbax

    Oh, these sound yummy and they look like they will make great additions to any Halloween party or just for some holiday fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. These look too good to be edible! Fabulous instructions. Thanks!

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  30. I was logging into wordpress.com to write a post on my own blog and found your awesome Mummy Cookies blog at the top of the login page. Being a cookie queen I went to your blog and was wowed by what you do.

    I wanted to find out if you are you familiar with Liz Lemon Swindle? (http://www.lizlemonswindle.com/)

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  31. I love the yummy mummy cookie idea! Thanks for posting, Kelly!

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  32. Really excellent idea! Looks like I will have to change my trick or treat giveaways!

    Raymund
    http://angsarap.wordpress.com

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  33. Mama Haas

    Very cute! I think these will be my weekend project with my girls 🙂

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  34. These sound absolutely amazing! I definitely have to make these for Halloween. Your idea of the bats also intrigues me, dark chocolate over a cookie.. Could there be a more delicious combination?

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  35. Great Cookies! Can’t wait to try this for my halloween party!

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  36. I just stumbled upon your blog from the wordpress main page. these cookies look so good! my mouth watered after seeing the first picture! lol i think i’ll have to try these this halloween. i know that my friends and family will love them!! 🙂

    -Rachel

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  37. those are cute –

    I think using colour icing for the eye – or a drop of melted coloured white chocolate off the thicker end of a toothpick might work well for the eyes

    I’d love to re-blog this!

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  38. They look really delicious. Thanks!

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  39. theartofdonna

    Wonderful!!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  40. super cute and creative cookies!

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  41. Adorable 🙂 Think I might make these for the office crew just for fun!

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  42. very cool seasonal cookies they look great and probably taste even better

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  43. So cute! I will have to make these for my office when we have an exhibit on Mummies coming to the museum I work at in January!

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  44. I love how it looks, so cool

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  45. These are adorable. Thanks for posting!

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  46. nice cooking project to have with my niece!

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  47. These look great! I can’t wait to try them with my daughter. Not a fan of white chocolate, but they look too cute not to try.

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  48. Esther

    These are adorable! How does the non chocolate person feel about red hots for eyes?

    You know, looking at these, makes me think about gingerbread…. And snowmen.

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  49. Sunflowerdiva

    These look so cute!!!! 😀

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  50. wow. I thought my Halloween pancakes were good but yours takes the cake (or cookie rather!)

    They look too good to eat!

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  51. Corrie

    I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  52. shumyinting

    Excellent!

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  53. Those are absolutely the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen! Awwwww!! I love them!!

    evelyngarone.com

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  54. The cookies are so adorable. Almost makes me want to bake, but I’m not a baker.

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  55. Wow – those look awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  56. Cutie mummies… and they surely yummy… My niece would love to make and eat them 😉

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  57. cute.! it must be so nice taste! i’ll try it.

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  58. mmmm…..looks so yummy 🙂

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  59. very cute!!!! it makes me feel guilty to bite their heads off 😀

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  60. Mmm, definitely giving these a try!!

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  61. Thanks! This will be great for my halloween party here in Armenia (although I think the Armenians will think they are too scary to eat. 🙂

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  62. Those look yummy! If you like mint, you might want to try adding a little oil of peppermint or peppermint extract to the white chocolate mixture — I make a candy that has layers of dark chocolate and slightly-minty white chocolate, and even people who don’t normally like white chocolate like it.

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  63. Cookies look delicious! Sweet little helper in your kitchen! Thank you for sharing…

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  64. Stephenie

    Mmmm, they look delicious!

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  65. awesome 🙂 m trying this at home 🙂

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  66. Lotta

    Very cute but a lot of work?

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  67. Davin

    It’s so cute and seems taste good, great activity to do with my nieces and nephews in weekend.

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  68. man these cookie look hella bomb i think i might makes some

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  69. really bizarre! I think that it will be a funny thing to try to create little chocolate boxes to set them in, like mummy’s coffins. Perhaps also if made of black paper they will works! Greetings from Italy and excuse me for my english! Have a nice day!

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  70. caroline colosi

    Those would look great on a platter. they look easy to make and quick.

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  71. Excellent work! I’m going to have to read more of your blog postings to get other cooking ideas.

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  72. suddenexpression

    what a great concept. thanks for sharing! I’ll have to try it another year, when I can actually get the ingredients!

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  73. Yum, not sure these are on my diet but so lovely to look at 🙂

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  74. These look fantastic! And anything coated in white chocolate must taste divine…

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  75. These are absolutely adorable. Well, we’re just gonna have to make them 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Andrew

    Very cute – I’ll have to try these!

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  77. Oh my, looks very delicious! 🙂

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  78. Love these! I can’t wait to try them out on my Monkeys! I’m just not sure if they would last long enough to share or even get a picture of them!!

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  79. Mireya Pizarro

    Great Idea and creatively yummy!

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  81. Oooh! Great photos!
    These cookies make me wish my kids were little again so I could see their delight. As it is, I forwarded the link to my grown daughter and I’m sure they’ll be a hit for her party.

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  82. Shoba

    Hey,

    Found you on freshly pressed!!! Awesome post there with some great ideas and step by step tutorial! Loved the way you have carved out the mummy lines in the very end! Would love to try it out and blog about it again…
    Great idea for a halloween party!

    Shobha

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  83. Hi! So happy to see these…my kids will love them. 🙂 They are adorable!
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

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  84. sndenton11

    This is such a cute idea! I may use this for an upcoming Halloween party. Thanks for the post!

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  85. Can’t imagine why you do not have more comments? Great idea and congrats on getting pressed!

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  86. Wow, they look so cool! I will try them at my next halloween party!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  87. They look very tasty! And the idea of dark chocolate coated ones…yummy!

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  88. Stef

    Creative and cute! Love it!

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  89. I am definitely making these. I think with the sugar cookie rather than chocolate. Thanks!!

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  90. Well done! These little cookies are adorable and I love seeing people get creative with Halloween.

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  91. These are awesome! Okay, so I guess I’ll have to start my diet after Halloween (: Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  92. These look so fun! I can’t wait to start making Halloween treats

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  93. smartfoodandfit

    I’ll have to make this recipe for our Halloween Party! What a cute idea! Who doesn’t love white chocolate covered cookies?

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  94. lulu08854

    Wow, this is so cute!

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  95. Congratulations, you’ve been wordpressed today! I’ve always loved eating cookies! Though I never know how to bake them… Anyway, you just made my day, Kelly! 🙂

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  96. HelenSmartz

    great post, I will definitely be trying these!

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  97. omg!
    they look so good
    im trying them

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  98. Mmmm those look so good, and easy to make! Thanks so much for the post.

    On, and congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂

    Drive on,
    – M.

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  99. These are so cute! I’ve been asked to bring Halloween cookies to a party, these mummy cookies will work well!

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  100. seems yummy 🙂
    very nice mummy cookies 😀

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  101. Wow! These look great! We don’t normally celebrate Halloween in South Africa but I wish we did! I will may be give these a try! Thanks!

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  102. yum, will definitely try these with my gang.

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  103. This is going on my long list of sweets to eat on Halloween.

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  104. Kleio Watson

    Fantastic idea. Thanks!

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  105. They kind of look like mummy owls hahaha! Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious!

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  106. Wow, these cookies look fantastic

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  107. I loved it. I have never seen something so innovative. I have to try this now.

    thank you so much

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  108. Thanks for the recipe. They look awesome. A change from the “regular cookie look” !!

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  109. Creative cookies I think. Hehehe

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  110. Just in time for a get together this weekend with the kids. So very cute and I am sure yummy!
    Congrats Kelly!

    http://cafetodaymyblog.wordpress.com/

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  111. New Halloween tradition! Thanks 🙂

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  113. ashleylharnett

    Despite not having children and being on a diet I am tempted to make these, they look fun…

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  115. Just got done with the baking portion! Literally!
    Hoping my preschoolers will absolutely adore them at their fall party, but I’m not very good, so they aren’t as pretty as yours. Still! CUTE! Thanks for the idea, you’re a life saver!

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  117. Darren

    My wife and I made these for Halloween, now were making a batch of “snowmen” with three sized circles!

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