5 Cookie Hacks For The Holidays
Setting up cookies for the family to snack on during the holidays is a fun tradition. This 5 clever cookie hacks are sure to sweeten up your holidays. These cookie hacks are guaranteed to save you time, money and your sanity, all while enjoying the holiday. These cookie hacks are for those that aren’t super confident in their baking skills, but want to step up their holiday cookies to the next level.
Whether you are making cookies from scratch or you are buying them from us, one of the easiest ways to bring life to your cookie platters is the presentation of them. Put your cookies on a fancy holiday platter and then organize them any way you want. You can arrange them by flavour, size, or just mix it up and make your own work of art.
One thing to keep in mind when doing this is have your nut and nut-free cookies separated, as if there are allergens (nut products) in some of the cookies it is best to seperate them from allergen free cookies. You can do this by having a separate covered platter and make sure to keep them out of contact from the other items. Big Dippers You can easily give our cookies a quick holiday makeover by dipping them in chocolate and adding some fun toppings to them. To start you will need to melt two 3.5-oz. bars of semisweet, bittersweet, milk or white chocolate (for a smooth, glossy finish, temper your chocolate). Now you're ready to dip and decorate. Dunk the cookies in the chocolate and then in chopped nuts, poppy seeds, dragees, crushed peppermints, coconut flakes, sanding sugar or whatever you can think of! After you are finished dunking your cookies, place them on an parchment-lined baking sheet to let them chill until they set.
Cookie Pie Crust A tried and true holiday tradition for any family is a pie – use your favorite Soft Baked or Crunchy Cookies as the base for your a holiday pie crust! You can use any of our cookies to make the an even more delicious gourmet pie this holiday! One of our favourite cookie pie crusts is the double chocolate.
Use Marshmallows As Frosting
Ran out of frosting? Don’t fret! Marshmallows can be used as an alternative for frosting, as they make a quick and easy icing fix. Simply dip one side of the cookie in water so they don’t slide off, then plop a few marshmallows on the cookies once they have 3 to 5 minutes left to bake. Once the marshmallows start to melt, but aren’t too runny, take the cookies out and begin to
spread the frosting with a spoon. It is important to make sure the marshmallows don’t turn brown, or else it will be hard to spread the frosting easily.
One of our treats to make during the holidays is loaded chocolate bark, and our cookies are the perfect addition for some extra crunch! Simply crush up your favorite cookies, add any other yummy mix-ins, mix with melted chocolate chips, spread onto a cookie sheet and let cool. Quick, easy and delicious! Feel free to try some of our favorite versions of this treat including Mint Crunch Cookie Bark, and Super Simple Loaded Bark. For some extra fun, use holiday cookie cutters to create festive shapes!