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Bring magic to the kitchen with these chocolatey cookie wands covered in a delightfully glowing glaze.

Harry Potter Wands

serving time12 donut wands


  • Chocolate donut wands:

  • About 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground espresso powder

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup neutral oil

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

  • Glow glaze:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder

  • 5 tablespoons tonic water, plus more for thinning (about 1/2 cup total)

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  • White glitter sprinkles, optional


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a sheet tray with parchment paper.

  2. Make the donut wands: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, then add the sugar, oil, vanilla and apple cider vinegar.

  4. Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is just combined into a thick dough. If the dough feels thick, wet your your hands and incorporate the moisture into the dough until pliable and holds together.

  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, form into a disc and roll out into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 12 long, thin, wand-shaped triangles that are about 1 1/2 inches wide at the base. Grabbing both ends of a triangle, twist it to create a swirled texture. Add more texture or carvings on the handle using a small paring knife, if desired. Repeat with remaining dough.

  6. Place wands on a lined baking sheet, and bake until the donuts are cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool while you make the glaze.

  7. Make the glow glaze: In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder or cornstarch and 5 tablespoons of the tonic water.

  8. In a bowl over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate chips, then whisk in the tonic water mixture. Once it's combined, add more tonic water until the icing is just thin enough to lightly coat a spoon.

  9. Transfer glaze to a jar and dip the ends of the wands in. Add glitter sprinkles and enjoy!

Harry Potter Wands




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- Today, I'm bringing a little bit of magic to the kitchen with my Harry Potter wizard cookie wands. Let's make 'em. Alright, so, I'm gonna get started by whisking my dry ingredients together. I have some whole-wheat pastry flour in a bowl, and I'm gonna add in a little bit of cocoa powder, some baking powder, which is just gonna make these rise, and I love to add espresso whenever I'm making anything chocolate, 'cause it just brings out all of that chocolate flavor, and some salt. Just gonna whisk this. Alright, so that is combined, and now I'm gonna go ahead and whisk together my wet ingredients. So, I have one egg. You can break that down a little bit. Help it. I have some sugar, some oil, vanilla, and a little bit of apple cider vinegar, and that is gonna react with the baking powder, and it's gonna help it rise. Alright, so, get rid of that stuff, whisk this together. And now I can go ahead and add my dry ingredients into my wet ingredients and just fold it right in. Alright, so this is gonna be a pretty thick batter, so I'm using a wooden spoon at this point. I can just go ahead and use my hands. And then we can transfer this to my work surface and keep kind of kneading it a little bit. Just like this. And if your dough is feeling a little bit dry, like mine was, you can just run your hands under a faucet and then put your wet hands into the dough and just start kneading it and it should dampen the dough just enough to start working with it. Alright, so, I think this is good. We just wanna be able to shape it into a nice little disc. So you're trying to get this into a rectangle. So, as you're rolling it, be sure to turn the dough so that it doesn't stick to the surface. I'm gonna just trim the edges. Have a nice rectangle, and I'm just gonna start cutting little triangles, about an inch thick, inch and a half thick at the base, and pointy tip, just like a wand. And now for the fun part. You're just gonna start twisting the cookie, just like that, and then we're just gonna place it on the baking sheet. And keep doing that with all the rest of 'em. Already looks like a Harry Potter wand. Alright, I'm gonna keep twisting, and then we're gonna get these guys in the oven to bake and crisp up and then we can ice them. Alright, so I just pulled my Harry Potter wands out of the oven, and while they cool, I'm gonna get started on my icing. So, over a double boiler, I have some white chocolate that I've just been melting. I'm gonna let that keep melting while I make my other liquid. So, I have a little bit of tonic water with some arrowroot starch. I'm just gonna add tonic water to the arrowroot starch. It's gonna froth a little bit, that's alright. Just dissolve it. And this goes right into my bowl with my melted chocolate. Alright, so I'm just gonna keep mixing my white chocolate 'til it starts to turn into a pourable liquid. Alright, so my white chocolate is nice and melted. Just gonna grab this bowl off the heat carefully. Pour it into a tall mason jar. Now we can ice my wands. Grab this small one, 'cause it's cute. Just dip it into the icing. I'm just gonna do the tip. Place it back, sprinkle it with a little glitter. Alright. And there you have it. Harry Potter cookie wands. Eat slugs, Malfoy!