And today, for a change, something less scary. Witch hats can be a great decoration for a Halloween party, but I think, that it could be also a good idea to prepare them for St. Andrew's Day or for the New Year's Eve party. To prepare them, you need only ice cream cones, chocolate coating and a whole lot of patience:) Well, sometimes easy things turn out to be quite difficult. That was the case this time. With a few tips, you can avoid my mistakes. But you'll see - the effect is worth the effort, so try it!
Inspiration found at taste.com
Ingredients for hats:
- ice cream cones (one ice cone per hat) (I used 20)
- dark or milk* chocolate (for 20 hats I used about 400g of chocolate)
- Nutella, toffie cream, coconut cream or any other you like
- Round cookies – You can bake yourself (as I did), or buy any chocolate cookies
- small M&M's or similar colorful candies ((I used sugar confetti))
Ingredients for chocolate cookies:
- 1 and 1/2 cups flour **
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 125g butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 60g dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a water bath.
Cream together butter and sugar to make it light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and continue mixing, until all the ingredients are well combined. Then add the melted chocolate and mix it in, Ad all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and put into fridge for at least half an hour. Then remove the dough from the fridge, Roll out to. 3-4 mm thickness. Cut into circles about 7-8 cm in diameter. Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
Prepare the Witch Hats:
Cut the ice cream cones to the desired height, depending on the diameter of the cookies (in order to, have good proportions). Fill them (You don't have to , if you don't want, but they are with the filling than without) with any kind of filling that you like.
Melt the chocolate in a water bath and pour it into a cup, high enough to dip the ice cream cone into it. It's good to put the cup with the melted chocolate into a bowl filled with hot water because as the chocolate cools down, it starts getting thick and it will be difficult to cover the cones with it.
Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, wait until the chocolate spreads over the cake and place it on a baking grid. Then dip the hats, Shake off excess chocolate and place them on the cookies. When it's done, decorate the hats with little colorful candies. Let the hats chill in the fridge.
* I prepared both milk chocolate and bitter couting for the hats, To prepare the bitter couting I used my trusted recipe for chocolate glaze for Pickaninny, but I doubled the ingredients.
** my glass = 250ml