I saw this idea in a magazine standing in a line at the store. I don't remember the magazine, but I can site the store that sold the magazine, will that count? How about if I just say, it's not my ideas, but I thought it was kinda cute, and more importantly, it gave me an excuse to bake some peanut butter cookies! I made some homemade cookie dough, but they also sell it in a tube in the refrigerated section at the store. I molded the cold dough into the shape of a broom, and made the 'straw lines' with the back of a knife. I'd probably go ahead and dip these in sugar next time (I like my PB cookies rolled in sugar before baking, but didn't do that this go round).
The thing with PB cookies are that they usually don't spread too much, so they hold their shape really well as they bake, and the imprints you make pre-baking remain. As soon as my cookies came out, I slipped a pretzel rod into each warm cookie.
I'd make my cookies a little bit smaller next time, I think I was a LITTLE hungry when I made these cookies. I also would like to pause and appreciate the powdered sugar drips that have nothing to do with these cookies, but another project I was finishing up. I'm, obviously, running a really tidy work space.
When my cookies were cooled, I spooned melted chocolate over the cookies, this helped firm up the broom top to the bottom, and made them a little more colorful. In the picture I browsed in the story they drizzled orange chocolate over the melted chocolate, but I just used left over sprinkles I had. It's one less bottle I need to add to my will. My imaginary great grand kids say, 'Thank you.' for this small change.
I'm off to call my imaginary lawyer about the sprinkles count on page 19,245 of crap I'm leaving to my Great-Grandkids in a will. And then I'm going to go join an online dating site so I can find someone to someday have Great Grandkids with, just as soon as I finish this plate of cookies. Or not.