Witches' Broomsticks

Witches' Broomsticks

These maple-flavored broomsticks are guaranteed to melt in your mouth and be a hit with kids of all ages.

20 min. prep time
24 cookies
131 Rating



1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup*
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt


1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons real maple syrup*
1 teaspoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 to 3 teaspoons milk


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add maple syrup, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, flouring hands, if necessary. Shape half of balls into 4-inch logs.

Place logs, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Place 1 ball at top of each log; flatten ball slightly. Make 5 to 6 cuts into flattened ball with sharp knife to resemble strips of straw. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set.

Place wire cooling racks over waxed paper. Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.

Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl, adding enough milk for desired consistency. Drizzle over broom handles.


*Substitute imitation maple pancake syrup.

Recipe Tip

Real maple syrup is created by boiling the sap from maple trees. It has a thick, syrupy consistency and a sweet, maple flavor. Imitation maple syrup is mostly corn syrup with a small amount of maple flavoring. Either syrup can be used in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 140

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13810©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made these as plain ol' circular cookies for a New Year's Eve party, and they were gone in less than an hour. The glaze was a little too sweet for me, but since the cookie dough was relatively un-sweet it definitely brought balance.

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