What happens when you find a recipe on Pinterest, change the ingredients, make them twice the size and add a teddy graham? #fail
I found this recipe for ‘Fudge Cookies’ as an idea for a gender reveal party. It was a cute idea and they looked delicious so I decided to give them a try.
First I realized I couldn’t use the candy melts as all of them I found contained allergens that were not safe for everyone in our family. I decided to use marshmallows instead. Conveniently, since it is around the 4th of July, there was a bag of blue, pink and white marshmallow stars… perfect!
Since I changed out this ingredient, I figured I needed to add some kind of graham cracker to make it like a s’more cookie. I thought of a few different ideas and eventually decided to use teddy grahams since a teddy bear would be cute for a baby-themed party. 🙂
The original ingredients…
- 40-50 Wilton candy melt pieces in BLUE or PINK*
- 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. vanilla
- Additional Wilton White Candy Melts
for decorating as desired.
*I replaced the candy melts with marshmallows and only needed 10 of them.
- Soften Philadelphia cream cheese in microwave until completely smooth.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well in between.
- Add cream cheese to melted chocolate and blend well.
- Add flour and vanilla and stir into a thick dough consistency.
- Flatten about 1 tbs. of dough in your palm, place 2 candy melts (flat sides together) in the center and gently wrap the dough around the melts until they are completely covered.
The dough wouldn’t fold over the marshmallow since it was so thick, so instead I made a second flattened ball of dough, made a sandwich and then pinched together the top and bottom of the cookie.
- Flatten dough and shape into an Oreo shaped and sized cookie and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
I placed the teddy graham on top before baking, expecting it to sink down into the cookie as it baked. I was not thinking about the fact that these are ‘fudge cookies’ and not the same texture as regular cookies.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove warm cookies from cookie sheet and place on parchment paper (they will be a little greasy on the bottom, the parchment paper helps with this)
Here are how mine turned out… not horrible but there was no way I could have these displayed on the table until after the gifts were opened as they would kind of give away the gender color even before they were eaten. 🙂
Sometime I will have to try the original recipe for these cookies. As for the gender reveal party… we decided to make cake instead. 🙂