How to make chocolate covered Oreo cookies

chocolate_oreosIf you can’t imagine a cookie better than the Oreo, imagine this - Chocolate covered Oreos! Sound good? You can easily make them yourself in about ten minutes.

You need little more than a love of chocolate to complete this recipe. The ingredients are basic and few.

You’ll need:

* One 12-ounce package of good chocolate chips. Use semi sweet or dark, white or mint, depending on your taste preference.

* One Tablespoon of shortening. Use Crisco for best results and do not substitute butter or some other fat.

* One package of your favorite Oreos. Here’s where you can get creative. If you love double stuff, golden, peanut butter, mint, or holiday flavored Oreos, go right ahead and use them. You might even make a mixed batch so you can get a surprise in every bite.

* Chocolate for drizzling on top of the finished cookies. You can skip this step, but it does add extra zip to your finished product. Use a package of melted white chocolate for best results.

Here’s How You Do It:

Gather your baking sheets and line them with Silpat non-stick liners or wax paper.

Mix the chocolate chips and shortening in a large glass bowl. Microwave for a few seconds at a time, stirring and checking to see when it’s fully melted. Don’t walk away during this step. You may end up with scorched chocolate.

Start dropping Oreos into the melted chocolate. It’s best if you have a fork, and don’t use your fingers, to lift the Oreos out of the chocolate. You’ll burn your fingers and create fingerprints on the cookies otherwise. Place the cookie, now covered in luscious chocolate, on the baking sheet.

When all the cookies have been dipped, put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about half an hour until the chocolate sets.

Now you can melt winter_oreosthe white chocolate for the drizzle. Take the cookie sheet out of the refrigerator and drizzle some white chocolate across the top. You don’t need a fancy pastry bag. Just dip a fork into the white chocolate and drizzle above the cookies. Or, if you want to get fancy, put the melted chocolate in a small plastic bag and snip off the edge. You can drizzle it out from there. You’ll want to stick the cookies back into the fridge so that white chocolate can set up a little before you serve the cookies.

That’s it! Your dipped Oreos will look like you spent hours making them when they took you less than 15 minutes. There are variations you can try like adding crushed peanuts or sprinkles. Even pretzel crumbs work well. It’s up to you. You can make up a whole tray with different embellishments and see what people like best. Try crushed candy cane pieces at holiday time or crushed graham crackers any time.  Seasonal sprinkles add some pizazz too!

Don’t be surprised if everyone starts asking for your famous Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies. They can become a holiday or special occasion favorite or you can just whip them up any old Tuesday night. It’s a fun recipe to make with kids and you can easily create these treats for bake sales or fundraisers.

Make up a quick and easy batch of Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies today and watch the smiles start coming!

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