I don't always have a lot of time to do holiday baking and over the years I have come up with a few creative ways to make store bought items look like they are homemade. Dipping oreo cookies in melted chocolate is one of my favourites right now and if you add holiday sprinkles they are sure to delight both young and old. Package a bunch of these cookies up in a gift box and you've got a great gift for a teacher or your next door neighbours.
Here's how I make these ...
Step One. Gather your ingredients. Oreo cookies, chocolate candy melts in a colour of your choice, holiday sprinkles.
Step Two. Melt the chocolate candy melts according to the instructions on the package. Dip cookie into melted chocolate as shown.
Tip to keep the chocolate melted a little longer ... I place the container in a larger bowl containing boiling water.
Step Three. Quickly add sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
Tip: I use a baking drying rack to keep the cookies standing upright to dry so I can keep dipping more cookies.
When your cookies look as good as these, you want a clear box or a box with a window like this one for your gift packaging.
These are so simple to make and the kids will love to help you out ... so go ahead and let them!
Find more of my food packaging ideas for the holidays here.