Witches Stew Cookies

While I love Halloween, I have some qualms with Halloween costumes.

Who decided it was brilliant for females to wear skirts that just barely cover our lady bits?! Fo realz, I am blushing admitting this, but I’ve got undergarments longer than most women’s Halloween costumes.

That ain’t okay, y’all. I mean, I’m not Amish.

I’m no prude, but come on. Alice in Wonderland is totally cute and then Halloween people had to turn her into some Wonderland hooker. What gives?

I remember one year I was desperate to be Alice and my dad took me costume shopping. Granted, I was a teenager and all my friends had already gotten their loin cloth costumes and were taking pictures and posting them all over MySpace.

The costume place had two Alice costumes: the traditional, real-deal version with a dress and apron practically to my ankles, and the hooker version, complete with a garter belt. Of course I couldn’t get away with having my dad buy me the latter version, so I got the practically Amish-Alice…

…and was probably the least coolest trick or treater but whatever. I stayed warm! And my buttcheeks weren’t hanging out. And really, isn’t that a highlight to this story? Warm, covered buttcheeks? I think so.

I just don’t understand why my options are limited to frumpy, prudish, Amish dress or street-walker. Can’t we like, meet in the middle??

Also, whyyyy are Halloween costumes so expensive? I need to get into the business of making tacky, slutty Halloween costumes because people spend waaayy too much money on that stuff every year.

This year I’m being Where’s Waldo because I already have the glasses and own a red & white striped shirt. I guess it’s a sign I’m getting older that I no longer want to wear cute little costumes with my friends and show the world my butt. It’s like, a wise-person thing.

Anyway, Halloween isn’t just about crazy-short costumes but about creepy things, like these fun Witches Stew Cookies. They’re dark chocolate & mint chip cookies topped with a creepy-cool Cadbury “Scream” Egg that’s been halved and filled with tons of gross stuff like bones, bugs and eyeballs.

And I happen to think they’re totally cute, despite being gross. Kind of like my Amish Alice dress.

Witches Stew Cookies

1 box dark chocolate fudge cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup dark chocolate & mint baking chips
About 12 Cadbury “scream” eggs, halved
Assorted sprinkles (I used bones, eyeballs, and jumbo bugs)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with cooking spray. Set aside. Meanwhile, gently press the sprinkles into the halved eggs.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and baking chips with a wooden spoon until blended. Scoop into Tablespoon-sized balls and place 1″ apart on the baking sheets.
3. Bake for approx. 7-8 minutes, rotating pans halfway through bake time to ensure even baking. Cookies will just barely be set in the middle. Remove from the oven and gently press each egg cup into the center of each still-warm cookie. Allow the cookies to set on the baking sheet about 5-10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

These cookies are totally spooky-cool! I bet your kids will enjoy decorating the “witches stew” and topping these hot cookies with the fun cauldron 🙂 they’re totally cute and some of my favorites! Plus, who can resist that oozy green filling?

Happppy Wednesday!

xo, Hayley


  1. Very clever cookie Hayley!! It’s ghoulish AND cute, that’s an accomplishment! I’m with you on the costumes. Actually I don’t dress up anymore, but when I did, I was never the sort to do the slutty costume thing. Just not all that creative. Your so right about the expense! What gives?? My poor kids have a $10 limit! Or they make their own.

  2. Amish Alice, love it and the yes to warm covered butt cheeks.It’s not as celebrated over here as there. Like, I only got 1 ToT last year and I was all prepped n’ such! More candy for me.

    I love those eyes on the cookies. I’m so tempted to make some with RI myself. The dark chocolate fudginess sounds awesome and then you just topped them off with my favourite things evaaaahhhh, the Cadbury’s creme eggs, or scream eggs.

    Totally drooling everywhere!

  3. Clever indeed!
    I might make these for the kiddos!
    Slutty Halloween costumes are my pet peeve. Putting wings and glitter on over a bikini does not make you a “fairy”, girls.

  4. oooh mint chip cookies sounds amazing! and your little brews are too stinkin cute.

  5. These are stinkin awesome!! I agree with how u feel about costumes – they definitely lack in material and coverage. haha. It’s really annoying, though. My brother was where’s waldo one year!

  6. Bahaha, these are adorable! And I totally agree about the halloween costume. It’s been many years since I went as a hookerish nurse/catwoman/devil/whatever, + I’m happy to keep it that way. =)

  7. Seriously….even the little girl costumes are a little questionable. The pink and sparkly butterfly that my daughter originally wanted to be was a little short tutu and corset like top half. Now, around here it’s super cold by the end of October. I know she can wear tights and she technically doesn’t have anything to fill out the top…but can someone put some long sleeves on this thing??? Thankfully, she took one look at a bell bottomed hippie costume and changed her mind…she’ll be much warmer. Oh yea, and those cookies look super yummy!

  8. Oh how cute…..I will definetly be sending these into school…..what a great idea!

  9. I have never gotten the idea of dressing up like a hooker during Halloween. Last year, I went as a sandwich. Speaking of food, these cookies are the cutest thing ever!

  10. Oh my these are the best cookies ever! SO adorable. And. Well. You know my hooker Halloween past now… 😉

  11. Michelle Bowers says:

    These are super-cute (er.. I mean spooky..that’s what we’re supposed to be saying right?). Anyway, I love them! I also agree about the costumes…that’s why I usually make my 4 year old daughter’s because I do not want her looking like a mini-tramp(sorry for the blunt language, but couldn’t think of a better word right now).

  12. wow – creative, creepy, cute, and sorta gross all at the same time. Nicely done.
    and I am TOTALLY with you on the itty bitty costumes

  13. Okay, so these are just the cutest! Totally fun! And yeah, I hear you on the prices of costumes–we went to get one for Doodle, and some of those Spiderman costumes for kids were $40!! And don’t get me started on the hookerish style costumes for girls. Yikes! Even if I had the body to show off, I don’t want half the city seeing all my goods, holy cow. Maybe I am just getting old?? 🙂

  14. I think these are totally cute…I loved your Zombie truffles too! And I agree about the Halloween costumes. I’ve always found that the best ones are ones someone makes themselves and some creativity is involved. Slutty nurses and Little Bo Peep are so done.

  15. I HATE all the Halloween Costumes for women! The slutty nurse, the trashy police woman, the street-walker pirate wench… I could go on and on… I hate them. You have to be 98 pounds and 6 feet tall to pull off the outfits.
    These cookies are great! Even the haggard old witch would enjoy these cookies at the Halloween party!

  16. You just keep cranking out one adorable Halloween treat right after another!!! I am with you on the costumes. Why girls want to show off all that stuff is beyond me and really why are all of the costumes so overpriced? I don’t want to spend $100 for my kids to get candy….I could just buy then a huge bucket of candy myself and save money:-)

  17. I love the costume rant. Lets be honest, no one realllly likes wearing that stuff anyways. One of my guy friends was upset with me because apparently thinking of a good costume is harder than just picking an occupation then making it “sexy.” Luckily I’m kind of short, so most costumes tend to cover my butt, still not enough while cold out, so leggings are usually in place of fishnets or what have yous that they put on the mannequins. Ugh Halloween costumes used to be fun, now they’re just a chore.

  18. Ooo I need to make this for a Halloween party! I suppose I need to get invited to a Halloween party first. Hehe.

  19. Popping over from Crazy for Crust. This is *the* most creative Halloween idea I’ve seen this year. Absolutely adorable. My kids would love these!!


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