In theme of Halloween, I had to call this Treats Tuesday, and that’s exactly what I have for you, a nice treat. My family got invited to a Halloween party this weekend. The deal was, in order to come, you had to bring a dish and it had to be something “spooky”. What’s more spookier than ghosts, right?
Now, let me just say, I have never considered myself a creative person. I know you probably think that’s odd because I call myself a writer, but nope, not very creative. I have to steal a lot of ideas from Pinterest and those fancy schmancy catalogues like Pottery Barn and William Sonoma. This idea, however, was all me, and when you really look at the picture, I mean really look at the picture, you will see it was completely all me!
You know that saying, live and learn? Well, that’s what I did when I made these cookies. I had watched my mom hand dip cookies growing up, but for some reason her’s always looked prettier than mine. My cookies looked liked ghosts that came out of the funny farm, and that’s really what I felt like as I was making them. I had Chloe helping me and Clark was pulling on my legs as I was trying to dip the cookies, while Charlie was in his carseat on the counter next to me crying.
What I learned was that when you dip the cookie and pull it out with a spoon, shake it off a little if you can to let the excess fall back into the bowl, then place the cookies on the parchment paper in order. I I I I I Like that. I didn’t do that. I put one down low, then placed one at the top of the paper while the excess chocolate was slinging all over the counter, the paper and the other cookies. When it was all said and done, my ghosts had crazy strips going across their heads!
Oh, well! It was fun for Chloe. Her job was to place the “eyes” on the ghosts.
So, here is what you need.
Package of Oreos. I used regular but my all means double stuff yourself if you feel the need.
2 packages of white chocolate chips. You could possibly get away with one if you shake off the excess, which if you read above, you know I did not.
1 package of mini chocolate chips for eyes.
Open your Oreos-refrain from eating them if possible. Chloe couldn’t help herself.
Pour white chocolate chips into a bowl and melt at intervals of 30 seconds in the microwave stirring between each time.
Pour mini chocolate chips into another bowl. Set aside.
Lay the parchment paper flat on your counter, table, whatever flat service you have. Throw an Oreo into the white chocolate, slosh it around and pull out with spoon and fork. Place flat on parchment paper and allow child to place two eyes at top of cookie. TaDa! You have ghosts!
See, I told you I wasn’t very creative! But, these cookies sure were good!
P.S. There were no little feet used during the cookie making process!