Sunday, February 22, 2009

Simple Food: Tinkering With Grocery Store Cookies


I bought a little box of chocolate chip cookies at the Publix bakery, then I came home and "doctored" them.


After melting the chocolate and peanut butter chips, I dipped & drizzled the cookies.


I dipped the rest of the cookies in chocolate, with more frenzied zigzags.


What You Need:
  • Store bought cookies (or homemade, of course!)
  • Microwave dipping chocolate
  • peanut butter chips
  • squeeze bottle (a clean mustard bottle will work--or a fork, if you have a steady hand).
  • waxed paper

Melt the chocolate according to directions on the container. Melt the peanut butter chips in the microwave (I add a bit of milk after microwaving until the mixture reaches a "spreadable" consistency.

Dip each cookie, just the edge. Alternate chocolate and peanut butter. Place remaining chocolate into a squeeze bottle. Set on waxed paper and drizzle.

Cookies for breakfast, Dr. Gollum?

That sounds good to me. :-)

34 comments:

  1. ***** WHAT a CHARMING & YUMMY way to start the day!!! FABULICIOUS!!!!!! XO *****

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  2. I played with simple food today, too. I had a box of Tastefully Simple Blueberry Fruit Dip. I needed to make a dessert for Book Club tomorrow night so with some cream cheese, heavy cream, sour cream and a vanilla wafer crust....wala..I have a blueberry cheesecake!

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  3. Oh, Terri, that sounds delicious!

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  4. What a cute idea! I will have to remember this one!

    JudyBug

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  5. My dear Gollum .... only YOU would describe zigzagging as 'frenzied!'

    I am off to buy ready made cookies as I have all the remaining goodies!

    My grandchildren will love you/me for this!

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  6. Every time I come to your blog I get a chocolate craving!

    These looks so good... great idea!

    Jane

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  7. I love this idea. I like playing with store bought cookies by making them into ice cream sandwiches or putting two together with a filling but yours are really beautiful.

    Roberta Anne

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  8. Beautiful and yummy too I'm sure but you are not doing anything to help me with my diet. lol Do you have a way to dress up carrot sticks? ROFL

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  9. What a great way to spruce up store bought to look like homemade. I'm sure they taste as delicious as they look. Great idea! Hugs, Marty

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  10. This reminds me of what I did with pound cake one time. I cut it into long pieces, about 1" x 3" and dipped the ends in chocolate and then left them cool. The cookies look like you purchased them from the bakery...very fancy! ;) Did Dr. Gollum like them for breakfast? ;) ~CC Catherine

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  11. I will gain weight visiting here, yet, I can't resist!

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  12. I love this idea! I rarely have time to make homemade cookies, but this would be a nice way to dress up store-bought cookies.

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  13. Dearest G, how in the world can you resist all these goodies you keep coming up with??? My mouth waters every time I open your blog! Now I am going to fix my very sensible fish dinner and then have dessert that my SIL is bringing over....bread pudding!!!!:):) XO, Pinky

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  14. You are so clever, I would have never thought of that own my own. Thank you. This is my idea of making cookies. :)

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  15. These are fun! I'll file this away for future reference.

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  16. :-) I wouldn't have thought of it, either, but I saw similar (bigger) cookies in the Publix bakery case, and I thought, I'm making them!
    Next time, I'm trying the "tube" cookie dough for a bigger, breakfast-sized cookie.

    Raggedy girl, these would be sublime with ice cream. I saw Martha Stewart make them on her show. These cookies are a little soft, which would make them perfect for a frozen goodie.

    CC, LOVE your idea of the poundcake. I'm going to make that for my mom.

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  17. I love that sunflower plate, too. ~ Robyn

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  18. What a wonderful and yummy idea. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  19. ALL terrific pics! i love the last 2, i can't get over how quickly you became a food star! i am craving cookie dough right now...

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  20. I love those cookies! I think I'll try that next time I see some cookie! Yummy!

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  21. What a great idea! That was way too simple and looks delicious! Thanks, Paula

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  22. And to think, I've been serving my family plain old store-bought cookies and I've been proud of it! Never again! laurie

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  23. Oh! Honey!...those look so beautiful..I just can not WAIT to do this very thing...You give me so many great ideas without working me to death...I love ya for that!
    xo bj

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  24. The perfect accompaniment to the Oscars!

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  25. Beautiful cookies, even if they are store bought!! Thanks for the suggestions. Have a wonderful week. Love & blessings from NC!

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  26. You must be so much fun to live with...Dr. G never knows what is coming out of that kitchen next! You do know how to make life fun! :-) Cookies for breakfast...you betcha! Put a couple of flakes of oatmeal in one and you can say you had oatmeal for breakfast...with a glass of milk. :-)

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  27. You are so clever! I would have never thought to embellish store bought desserts/cookies. I bet Mr. G loves to sit down and eat at your table. And your tablescapes are to die for!!!

    I have to host our neighborhood BUNCO group in July and I thought to do a 4th of July theme. The host prepares snacks, desserts and drinks. Do you have any suggestions for simple food I can prepare the day before? Appreciate any suggestions!

    Teacup Lady (Sandy)
    jswyant@yahoo.com

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  28. I just love you bought the cookies and made them so pretty! I love to have one about now!

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  29. now THAT'S my kinda Baking!!!!
    love it!

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  30. What a wonderful idea! Have you tried putting the chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag & snipping the end off? Faster cleanup - Just toss when you're through. ♥ Diane

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  31. What a MARVELOUS idea...I'd feel like a bakery chef...and I'd actually only be playing with chocolate...it's a WIN WIN!

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  32. I am going to steal this idea!
    Thank you!
    Cathy

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  33. Whatever happened to low carbs? LOW CARBS???????//

    Justine :o )

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  34. Must have now! These look great!

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