For my bridal shower I wanted to create these super cute tea bag cookies, which I had seen online, as a party favor for my guests. I saw these cookies a few different times, and thought about how amazing they would be. The cookies are listed to be made with shortbread dipped in chocolate.
There were however, a couple problems with this. One, I am not a cook, baker, or culinary expert of any kind. I do not know how to make shortbread…so I decided to opt for sugar cookies. The other problem is, with all the plans and prep, I ran out of time and because I waited so long, I didn’t have time to make the cookie dough from scratch…which as it turns out is necessary. I had bought Pillsbury pre-made sugar cookie dough. If I just wanted round cookies, this would have been fine, but the dough was so soft and flimsy, after baking the first batch I quickly realized, it didn’t hold its shape. :'( If I wanted to try my luck at something, I probably should have just played FoxyBingo while eating some one else’s cookies that are already made!
Despite this minor mishap, I decided, screw it! I can still do this! and continued on to make a completely different version of this cookie. I went ahead and cut the rest of the dough, baked the cookies and continued on by melting the dark chocolate chips with a little olive oil to help soften them.
After laying out some wax paper, I dipped the cookies in the chocolate and then decided to get a little more creative and used a chopstick to drizzle the chocolate all over. (What can I say, I get inventive when I bake!)
As a last touch, I had some candy canes which my friend Chelsea so graciously crushed for me and then helped to sprinkle on top.
I kinda hate to admit to being a “failure” but this was my first try and while, in the end, they didn’t turn out exactly how I imagined, they were still cute and delicious!
Just ask Matt 😉