Sticks and Stones Recipe

Sticks and Stones Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Bake these cookies for a fun Halloween treat for the kids, or better yet, make these cookies with them!

6
Servings
468
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 3/4  cups  unsalted butter
  • 2  tablespoons  vegetable shortening
  • 2/3  cups  granulated sugar
  • egg
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cocoa powder

Directions

Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, shortening, and granulated sugar until light. Scrape the bowl, add the egg, and beat just until combined. Add the flour mixture all at once and incorporate, making sure to only beat until combined. Scrape the dough onto plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. 

When ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, remove the dough from the fridge, and break off walnut-sized pieces. Roll them into irregular rounds with your hands. You’re making rocks. The great part is that they can’t be too perfect!

Roll out another chunk of dough on a floured surface about ¼-inch thick and cut long strips about ¼-inch wide by 4-5 inches long. Bend and twist them to look like sticks. You can cut little notches in them as well. 

Or, take a golf ball-sized piece of dough and roll the dough between your palms and the counter to form a long snake. Cut off 4- to 5-inch portions and bend into sticks. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. 

While they are baking, stir together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Also, leave some powdered sugar in a bowl by itself. Have a sifter nearby; you will need it when the cookies come out of the oven.

When you remove them from the oven, immediately sift the sugar-cocoa combination over some of the sticks and rocks. Sift the plain powdered sugar over others. You can also leave some plain. Stick the cookies in a basket so they look all spiky. Remember to store them in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
78mg
24%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
185mg
26%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
429mg
29%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.