Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Cookie!!

     This right here is the cookie of all cookies, the grand-daddy of 'em all.  It's the kind of cookie that you take a bite of and you say "get those away from me!  I can't stop eating them!"
     The only problem with them is, I can't figure out a name for them!  I'm no good with catchy names,and slogans so for now they are just called "the cookie".  I created these wonderful things for my little brother, Douglas.  My sister was a Girl Scout and when cookie-selling rolled around Douglas would ask for his favorite cookie called Peanut Butter Patties, the only problem is he couldn't get enough of them!  I mean between him an Mitchell one box wouldn't last ten minuets!
     So that was when I formulated a plan, I took a little bite of the cookie and tried to figure out how it was done, to my surprise I found out that they were quite simple!
     If you are lover of this cookie like my brother you will be happy to find an easy alternative that tastes just as great and is a heck of a lot cheaper to make.

What I found out was one that cookie the peanut butter tasted a little different, almost....richer.  So I added some powdered sugar. But it still didn't taste quite right.....

So I added some melted butter.

When I mixed it up it smelled sooo good!  It tasted like peanut butter only better.

When you bite into a Peanut Butter Pattie you hit a cookie, and what I have found out is that all that cookie is a Nilla wafer.  Don't mind the stickers, we ran out of tape.

First you have to spread all of them out flat.  I roped my sister into helping me with this project, this is a much easier job with two people.  Plus it's nice to have somebody to talk to, and tell you when your singing badly to the music :)

I did two boxes of Nilla wafers because I was bringing them somewhere and I wanted there to be enough.


 I put the peanut butter mixture in a piping bad with a #12 piping tip, this makes things go a lot faster.  I used to do it with a butter knife and it would take FOREVER!

I had to stand really far back in order to get everything in.

See that spoon in Jillian's hand??!?!  That was just a prop!  She didn't actually do anything until it came to the chocolate part.

When I first started making these I used Wilton's Candy Melts, I liked them for the cake pops but for this they just didn't cut it.  So this time around I got a couple of big Hersey's chocolate bars and it was like a dream!  When I melted it it was so smooth and it stayed nice until the very end unlike the Candy Melts.

 And this is the never-ending-dipping stage.  This is where is gets slightly tedious, this takes quite a while I think it ended up about three or four hours but that was cause we ran into a little problem that you don't need to know about...

When you lift the cookie out of the chocolate, you want to let all of the extra chocolate drip off otherwise things will just be a mess.   

And then place the cookie on a wax paper lined baking sheet to set.

I've got my concentrating face on because this is very hard work you know.  Here we are still working away, but almost done at this point.

Done!  I forgot to take a shot of when they were done, so this is the only one I have.  Just so you know, this isn't the only sheet of them, I did about four or five big ones besides these.

The Cookie:  Yields about 5-6 doz.
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. powdered sugar
3 T. butter, melted
1 box Nillia wafers 
20 oz. chocolate

Mix the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl and put into a piping bag with a round tip.  Lay out all of the cookies in a flat layer and pipe about a 1/2 t. of the peanut mixture in each one.  Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate and let them set up in the refrigerator.  Enjoy! 

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