Friday, December 17, 2010

Chocolate-Covered "Sandwich" Cookies

Here is another quick and easy semi-homemade Christmas treat for you...I made these after the kids did the Nutter  Butter Santa cookies.  From start to finish, these take less than one half-hour to do an entire package of cookies.  Definitely something you can add to your last minute list of things to do.

Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies

You will need:

A package of sandwich cookies, such as Oreos or Newman's O's*
1 bag of Dark Chocolate Candy Melts by Wilton's (I got mine at JoAnn's for $2.39/bag).
1 microwave safe bowl (glass).
1 slotted spoon.
More of the Vanilla Bark or White Chocolate left over from this morning's Nutter Butter Santas.
1 Squeeze Bottle

Directions:

Lay out parchment paper or a silpat.

Open your package of cookies.  If necessary, sample a cookie straight from the bag.  (My kids say this is necessary...I'm not so sure!)

In your glass measuring cup or bowl, microwave one package of dark chocolate candy melts for 1 minute on high.  Stir.  Melt in 15 second increments until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.

Place a cookie in the melted chocolate and coat.

Using a slotted spoon, drain excess chocolate and set coated cookie on parchment paper/silpat to cool and harden.  (I am NOT a photographer, but this should give you the idea of how I let each cookie drain.) Repeat for all of the cookies.

Once the cookies have cooled and hardened, melt white chocolate/vanilla bark and transfer to the squeeze bottle.  Decorate the chocolate covered cookies and let cool and harden.

Ta Da!  You're done.  Not bad for some festive holiday goodness, wouldn't you say?  (You could always add food coloring to the vanilla bark/white chocolate, but I think they're pretty enough just the way they are, so I don't add that step.)

 
* I use the plain wrap brand from Walgreen's.  $2 a bag and no HFCS. 

2 comments:

Alicia said...

Mmmm! Perfect for the chocoholic!

loveaphid said...

Yeah these lasted for about 3 minutes when we got them. The only ones that went faster were the peanut butter balls..... mmmm paraffin wax.

BTW thanks for the cookies, It meant all I had to do was the pie - for real.

Best sister ever!!!