Near the end of The Witches of Eastwick, the three "witches" create a voodoo doll in an attempt to rid themselves of Daryl Van Horne.
The women proceed to poke needles through the hand and leg of the doll and then cover the doll with feathers and blow on it. This creates severe pain along with an intense windstorm that disables Daryl momentarily while he is in town. Daryl realizes what is happening to him and that the three women are to blame for this.
Daryl becomes extremely angry while attempting to drive back to his house to confront the women. Meanwhile, the women are cleaning up the evidence that it was them who brought this upon Daryl. The women don't know what to do with the voodoo doll, so they put it in a cookie jar and leave it in the kitchen. The voodoo doll is the only way that they have of controlling him.
The women knew that Daryl would be angry when he returned, (which he was and basically tried to kill all of them.) So, why did they put the voodoo doll in the cookie jar and leave it in the kitchen? They went in a separate room far away from the kitchen to await his arrival. They immediately acknowledged that they needed the doll as soon as they saw him down the hallway when he arrived back home. Why did they keep the voodoo doll so far away from them?