Apr 28, 2014

Roll-out Chocolate Chip Cookies


You all know that I am HUGE supporter of Cookies for iPads, right?  Well on Saturday, April 26th, they held their annual COOKIEPALOOZA!  I live hundreds of miles from them, but send cookies as often as I can, so you know I sent cookies for Cookiepalooza!

I wanted something that was quick and easy, that would ship well, and something that reflected Autism.

 When I saw Taste of Lizzy T post a Chocolate Chip Cut Out Cookie, I knew I found the cookie I wanted to make!  The logo for Cookies for iPads, is a chocolate chip cookie with puzzle pieces on it. And by now, you should all know how I fell about Puzzle pieces, so this past week, I shipped a box that contained 136 of these!





They are sooooo yummy, and soooo easy!  I cut some with a puzzle piece cutter, and the others I cut with a round cutter, and then before I baked them, I put some fondant puzzle pieces on them.  Once baked, the puzzle pieces adhered to the cookie and I had PUZZLE CHIP COOKIES!


I want to take a minute to talk about these fondant puzzle pieces, in case you want to make them yourself too.  I used THIS cutter, and THIS fondant.  I don't have much experience with Fondant, but for this project, it worked great.  I loved that I did not have to color it myself, just roll, cut and go.  I spent a few hours making these puzzle pieces, and if stored in an air tight container, they last FOREVER.  
Now, lets talk about how I got them to stick.  On my first 'try' I baked the cookies, and then put the puzzle pieces on the hot cookies as soon as they came out of the oven.  It appeared to work, but when I moved the cookies, the popped off.  SO...plan B was to put the puzzle pieces on BEFORE I baked them.  I have to confess, I was not sure it would work, I was sure they would melt into colored globes, but guess what?  It worked, they stayed perfectly shaped, and did not pop off the cookies when they cooled!  WOOT WOOT!

So, I kept rolling and cutting, until I was out of fondant puzzle pieces, then I moved to making 
puzzle shaped chocolate chip cookies!


I was not sure how these would come out...but, ya'll....I love them!

Chocolate chip cookies in the shape of a puzzle piece, how can you NOT love that.

When I was making these, I was planning on drizzling them with multi-colored chocolate, but when they
came out of the oven, I fell in love with them, and left them as they were.

I will definitely be making these again, they are quick and easy.  I love that that
actually TASTE like chocolate chip cookies.


Try them sometime...I am sure you will love them!






Roll-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies

by thecookiepuzzle

Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttered flavored Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 ounces (two squares) Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
In a microwave safe bowl, melt Almond Bark according to package directions, set aside. In bowl of mixer, cream together sugar, shortening, eggs, salt and vanilla. Add melted Almond Bark to sugar mixture and mix until well combined. Combine baking soda with flour, and mix well. Alternately add sour cream and flour mixture to the sugar mixture, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide dough in half, wrap in cling wrap, flatten, and place in refrigerator to chill for at least 6 hours, I chilled it overnight. Remove half of the dough, and roll 1/4 inch thick, and use favorite cutter to cut out cookies. Re-roll any scrapes, if the dough becomes soft, put it back into the fridge to chill, the dough is much easier to work with when it is cold. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-12 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Cookies are done,when the edges just start to brown, and center is slightly firm to the touch. Cool completely on cookie sheet, then remove to an air tight container to store.
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25 comments:

  1. Super adorable!! Glad you enjoyed them!

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    1. Thank you ladies. And Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. I will be using it a lot from now on out!

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  2. These look great! Such a great idea on how to include the Puzzle Pieces! =)

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    1. Thanks Melissa! They are yummy! You should make some...they are very easy!

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  3. These are awesome Kim! So innovative to add the fondant puzzle pieces.

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    1. Thank you Melissa....You thought me well!

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  4. These are cute and look tasty! Stopping by from Time for Mom :-)

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    1. Thank you Christina. They ARE tasty! Thank you for hosting such a great party!

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  5. These are super cute! Its such a great Autism Awareness cookie and looks so yummy!! Pinning this!

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    1. Oh Bree...they are yummy...good thing I mailed most of them off...or I would have eaten them ALL!

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  6. I may have just found my most favorite thing ever.. chocolate chip cookies in cut out form!! Yum!

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  7. You HAVE to them Marci...they taste like actual CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! I made 4 batches of them...they are so quick and easy. I left all of mine 'naked" no RI or glaze....and they were all kids of YUMMY!

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  8. LOVE, Love, love these cookies! What a great idea to use fondant pieces!

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    1. Thank you so much.I was extremely happy with how they came out..it was one of those, "do it and pray" type of things!

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  9. These are super cute!! I have an Autistic kid in my life, so it's definitely a cause that I care about. Kudos for supporting that initiative. Thanks for linking up at Good Food Friday!

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    1. Autistic kiddos are so special...they deserve all the love we can give them. Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. I love them, too! I would have never thought to put the fondant puzzle pieces on the cookies before baking! They turned out beautiful and for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Pintastic Party!

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    1. Thank you so much Alli! I am in love with how they turned out. Thank YOU for hosting suck a wonderful party!

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  11. What??? That's kind of like one of those things you think "Ah, yeah! Of course!" after you see it!

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    1. LOL Deborah..you crack me up..because I was having one of those "do it a pray it turns out" moments while I was doing these. Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. G'day! Always a great party co-hosting with you Kim!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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    1. Thank you Joanne! It is wonderful hosting with you too....I am having so much fun doing Tasty Tuesdays!

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  13. Hey Kim! I am featuring you on my kid friendly features on my Tasty Tuesday post tomorrow. :o) Feel free to grab one of my featured buttons to share, if you like. Have a wonderful day! http://pickledokra.blogspot.com

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    1. WOW! Thank you Charlie. Heading to grab a button now!

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  14. I love the colorful puzzle pieces in the cookies!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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