So I spent the day experimenting in the kitchen not only with my baking but I also spent a good chunk of my day crafting. I did 4 different handmade gifts for under $10 (coming in the next couple days to the blog) and I just wanted to get the Christmas music spinning and the baking going. I am usually not the one who bakes the Christmas goodies mainly because I think I can’t. Like I have said before I can cook until the cows come home but baking is a daunting task for me. So experimenting with stuff when baking is almost unheard of here but I did it. I absolutely love shortbread and it really is my favourite cookie of Christmas season and I have always wanted to try some out and see what I could do with them. So I had the idea in my head that I wanted to make a shortbread cookie that incorporated oreo cookies (which by the way are also a favourite of mine). The end result was pretty damn good if I say so myself.
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup margarine (you can use butter as well)
- 7 oreo cookies crushed (I used a meat tenderizer and put the oreos into a baggie)
- 1/4 cup mint chocolate chips for drizzle
- 1/4 cup water (to make the chocolate a little runnier)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put margarine (or butter) into a mixer and beat for 6-7 minutes. I find this makes it creamier and you get flakier shortbread. In a separate bowl combine the cornstarch, icing sugar and flour. Slowly add to the margarine until completely mixed, add in the crushed oreo cookies and mix until just combined. Roll into a ball with your hands and wrap with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
- Once the hour has passed, take the dough out of the fridge and roll into cookie sized balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Squish them down and add a chocolate chip to the centre (optional). Cook for 15-20 minutes or until just brown on the edges.
- While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips. I boil a pot of water and place my metal bowl over it to melt mine. Add the water a little at a time until you get a runny consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Enjoy!
- You could drizzle these cookies with any flavour of chocolate you would like (white, milk, dark)
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