Thursday, February 17, 2011

Foodie Friday: Gilding the Store-bought Cookie Plus Goodies & Giveaways

Welcome to the February 18th Foodie Friday. Next week will be our second anniversary for this event and everyone is cordially invited. There will be a drawing for something fabulous! Also, if you haven't entered the copper cookware giveaway, there's still plenty of time.
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Gone With a Handsomer Man, there's a contest going on at Starpulse.
Now for today's foodie offering...
When I need a dessert but I'm in a rush, I'm fond of gilding store-bought cookies.



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.



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45 comments:

  1. A little drizzled chocolate adds a lot of class! So does the sweet serving dish.

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  2. Terrific way to a marvelous dessert!
    My first time ever joining. How exciting! Can't wait to see all the other entries.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  3. These are gorgeous! What a wonderful way to spice up the cookie!
    Sherry

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  4. Those cookies look scrumptious Michael..you come up with such good ideas!

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  5. Chocolate just makes everything better doesn't it? Cookies look wonderfully delish ~

    Pat

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  6. Micheal. those cookies look bakery good with all that delcious, and healthy, dark chocolate on them!

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  7. Your cookies are adorable, Michael Lee. You do such a great job of making the food look pretty!
    Blessings, Beth

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  8. Great idea for dressing up store bought cookies!

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  9. Love your gilded cookies~ what a great idea!

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  10. I love "semi-homemade". These are a fun treat, and adding chocolate to anything makes it better!

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  11. I have dipped store bought cookies in chocolate and drizzled them with chocolate when quickly putting together a tea, but from now on I will "gild" them!

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  12. What a fantastic idea! Your cookies look gorgeous and I love the serving plate!

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  13. I don't know why I never thought of this... what a great idea!

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  14. I just love how you make fancy store bought cookies fancy! They are so wonderful! I could use a few at the moment!!! I linked my Valentine's Tea in a Gazebo, showing my peppermint heart brownies. They were divine!

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  15. I have never thought of dressing up store bought cookies; but I will going forward. What a great idea! They look fabulous! There appears to be a lot of good recipes linked up this week. I can't wait to go visiting. Thanks so much for hosting! I've linked up my Spring/Summer rolls this week. Have a great weekend, Candace

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  16. Oh yum, I'm drooling just looking at the pics. What a great idea.

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  17. They look delicious and simple to do -- perfect! Thank you! Annie

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  18. those caramel dipped cookies look so delish!

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  19. Great idea! I had never thought of sprucing up my store bought cookies! Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday Michael Lee! It's appreciated!

    Heather@ At The Picket Fence

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  20. You make everything look amazing! Thank you for hosting!
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    Concetta

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  21. Definitely an easy way to dress up some basic cookies. They are making my mouth water.

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  22. We all need to dress up sometime, even the cookie and it looks so pretty in the nice chocolate dressing. Thank you for hosting us today and have a great week end!

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  23. Gilding the lily is one of my favorite expressions... and you do it so well! Great idea to dunk ANYTHING in chocolate and then makes it look like you made a big fuss... Happy 2nd ANniversary... time flies, doesn't it??
    I find new things every week in your virtual salon!

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  24. Thanks for hosting! Very beautiful!

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  25. Thanks for hosting! Now that is dressing up a store-bought cookie.

    -Brenda

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  26. Hi Michael,

    Oops - I goofed. Would you mind removing my first entry. Sorry about that.

    Happy Foodie Friday!
    Patricia

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  27. Your cookies are amazing! My favorite combination too...thanks for sharing that simple & great idea. I have linked up to your Foodie Friday for the first time....have a great weekend.

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  28. I love this idea, even for homemade cookies. I am going to start doing this since now mine just seem plain and boring! So many good recipes posted. I better get busy on visiting!

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  29. Those cookies look like pieces of art. Great idea to add the gourmet look to store bought cookies.

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  30. Thank you for hosting - this is fun! :-)

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  31. SO fancy and SMART! Love it. Thanks!

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  32. Those cookies looked divine. I wanted to take a bite right away.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  33. Hey Miss Micheal! What a tricky girl you are! Seriously, I love the idea of gilding the cookies! Sharing a quick and easy left over makeover, cheesey roasted root vegetable pasta bake! All the best! Alex

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  34. What a fun idea to do with store bought cookies!! Delicious, too!

    Have a wonderful weekend ~

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  35. I guess you could say I did almost the same thing last week when I dipped doublestuf oreos in brownie mix and baked them...yum! I'm all about NOT re-inventing the wheel...especially when it comes to baking. Thanks for sharing and hosting Michael Lee ;)
    Fondly, Roberta

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  36. Just clicked "I'd like to read this on my Kindle" at Amazon! Keeping my fingers crossed GWAHM will be available...just got a kindle for Valentine's Day :-)

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  37. These look too perfectly pretty to ear, but I could probably force myself!

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  38. I love the way you decorate these cookies to make them your own. :) They are beautiful! Who doesn't love extra chocolate on their cookies?! Smart!

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  39. The cookies look great and munchy! I bet they surely are delicious.

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  40. Absolutely wonderful idea.
    The kiddies will LOVE all of that chocolate. Especially loaded with spinkles and a drizzle of even more chocolate!

    Micheal~ Thank you much (from all of of us) for Foodie Friday's. You are so very kind and generous..

    Lisa xo

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