SweetPea0613 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 6:32am
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I posted this in the How do I forum but nobody's responded yet. I figured this is another place I could post this too

So I really wanted to make Christmas cookies for everyone this year but I so don't have a lot of time to make anything detailed. So I was thinking of making chocolate covered oreos instead...

The problem is that I don't have any molds.

Does anyone have simple instructions for me to make them without a mold and make them look nice...

So do I use chocolate of candy melts?? Do I use a microwave or a double boiler???

If anyone can help it would be awesome. I just need tips and advice.

TIA!

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peg818 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 2:34pm
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just melt your chocolate in which ever way you prefer. Then dip and shake the excess chocolate off, to help minimize the pooling around the base, then while wet you can shake some sprinkles on. The mint oreos dipped with crushed candy canes sprinkled on are very festive and quite easy to make.

My families favorite is the peanutbutter oreos dipped in chocolate, then i will add sprinkles or drizzled colored chocolate to make them look fancy.

I like to use merkens to dip with, cause i can get it locally and it tastes better then the wilton candy melts.

newmansmom2004 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 2:50pm
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You could also just purchase the white chocolate covered ones from the store and decorate with your own royal icing. They're delicious!

SweetPea0613 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 6:07pm
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Thanks for the tips you guys!!!

GeminiRJ Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 1:20pm
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You can use cupcake liners for molds if you want. Place the liners in your cupcake pan. Add some melted chocolate (I prefer Ghirardelli's Dipping Chocolate), add the Oreo, add more chocolate. Rattle the pan to settle any air bubbles. Refrigerate at least 20-30 minutes before un-molding. Drizzle with different colored melted chocolate. Or lightly coat the top with more chocolate and cover with sprinkles or crushed candy. Or add a bit of melted chocolate to the bottom of a Hershey's kiss and set on the top. Good luck!

SHogg Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 1:31pm
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I made them for the first time this year, much easier than i expected. I used the Ghiradelli candy making and dipping bar in double chocolate. When they were wet I just added those hard sugar decorations from wilton. They looked adorable and those sugar decorations were easy to pull off in case someone didn't want to eat them. I used Double Stuff oreos, I think the extra filling helped with all the chocolate. I didn't use a mold, i just dipped them in, tapped off the extra and let dry on parchment paper.

Relznik Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 1:52pm
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I ordered some molds from Spinningleaf.com

I can't wait for them to arrive.... they seem to be taking forever to make their way here to the UK, though.

And btw, peanut butter Oreos? OMG! They sound delicious. We do have those, here. Just the regular ones.

Suzanne x

vickymacd Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:08pm
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I have several molds from Spinningleaf. They are such nice molds and very sturdy compared to the normal plastic molds!

One tip when making the oreo's using the molds. The molds call for the double stuff oreos. First off, make sure you like that thick of a cookie.
I personally don't. Then, by the time you pour all that choc. into the molds, the cookie is very large. Even my choc. loving kids said that was way too much chocolate AND a cookie.

Next time, I'd use the regular cookie and only fill it to cover the cookie and not all the way up which th double stuff does.
Just my opinion.
LL

SueW Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:14pm
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I have been making the chocolate covered oreos a lot this season and it's been fun and much easier than I thought! I have a few of the spinning leaf molds and I am finding I like the plain molds best so far then just add my own decorations on top. I have had a few people say the regular oreos covered in merkens chocolate is too much chocolate but the double stuff oreos make the mold explode they are so big. I will say so far my favorite it the limited edition candy cane oreos dipped in mild chocolate, YUM!b

vickymacd Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:33pm

but aren't those oreos NOT double stuff?

TejasRebel Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:42pm

I'm so glad this topic came up again... I've been meaning to post a question about the cookie molds and just keep forgetting.

I ordered the molds from SpinningLeaf, including the Nutter Butter ones. I've tried a few times now and CANNOT get my cookies out of the molds. What am I doing wrong?

I'm using Ghirardelli chocolate, double-stuff Oreos. Someone help, please!

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MissRobin Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by TejasRebel

I'm so glad this topic came up again... I've been meaning to post a question about the cookie molds and just keep forgetting.

I ordered the molds from SpinningLeaf, including the Nutter Butter ones. I've tried a few times now and CANNOT get my cookies out of the molds. What am I doing wrong?

I'm using Ghirardelli chocolate, double-stuff Oreos. Someone help, please!

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Pop them in the freezer for a few minutes and they will come right out.

GeminiRJ Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:49pm
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Originally Posted by TejasRebel

I'm so glad this topic came up again... I've been meaning to post a question about the cookie molds and just keep forgetting.

I ordered the molds from SpinningLeaf, including the Nutter Butter ones. I've tried a few times now and CANNOT get my cookies out of the molds. What am I doing wrong?

I'm using Ghirardelli chocolate, double-stuff Oreos. Someone help, please!

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Make absolutely sure the chocolate is completely set. I refrigerate no less than 30 minutes, and have had no trouble getting them out of the molds.

leah_s Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 2:50pm

Meh, regular Oreos, double stuff, they both work. If you're using the doubles, then don't use so much chocolate. And yes, pop them in the freezer and then they come right out of the mold.

ddaigle Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:10pm

I just ordered my molds. Can't wait! TejasRebel....you're not putting double stuffed in the standard mold are you? I just saw when I placed my order that there are different molds. Just a thought.

Frankyola Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:11pm

Thank You for the tips, they are so helpful, I will try them today thumbs_up.gif

TejasRebel Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I just ordered my molds. Can't wait! TejasRebel....you're not putting double stuffed in the standard mold are you? I just saw when I placed my order that there are different molds. Just a thought.




No... size isn't the issue. It's that my chocolate isn't setting up and I'm having to dig the cookies out. I'll try freezing/refrigerating them longer.

Thanks, everyone!

ddaigle Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:37pm

Glad to know that tip for when I use mine for the first time!

toleshed Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 1:40am

vickymacd
they look great! I also just ordered my mold and can't wait for it to get here. Thanks for sharing your pics

vickymacd Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 12:00pm

Just got an email from Spinningleaf...they have 2 new molds. One for a wedding and one a clown.

Peeverly Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 12:26pm

Tejas,

How are you melting your chocolate? Real chocolate is tricky. If you use candy melts it is very easy. I've always had trouble with real chocolate because it has to be tempered (melted at the correct temperature, then cooled then melted again). I'm determined to get it right though! My kids also said that there is just too much chocolate on the oreo. I wonder if I ordered the molds for the double stuffed. I am going to try using the molds with just a little bit of chocolate. I've never had a problem getting them out when I use the candy melts. When I melted real chocolate they were harder to come out and I could tell that I didn't get it right because the chocolate was a little soft and had a cloudy color on top.

toleshed Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 11:13pm

So I just made my first oreo cookies. When I take them out of the molds, I find the color of the design has spread a little and isn't crisp and clear like vickymacds. What is it I'm doing wrong?

butternut Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by toleshed

So I just made my first oreo cookies. When I take them out of the molds, I find the color of the design has spread a little and isn't crisp and clear like vickymacds. What is it I'm doing wrong?



Yep, same thing happened to me too. Also, the first two batches I did that were plain came out wonderful and I was really happy with them. I did two more batches, using the same chocolate, the same cookies, placed them in fridge the same way for the same amount of time and I had to end up digging the cookies out of the mold. I can't figure it out to save my life.

toleshed Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 11:43pm

I didn't put mine in the frig. When the chocolate hardened, I put the min the freezer for about 10 min. Then I just pushed on the round part and they popped right out. It was just the coloring - I did the snowflakes and used blue for the snowflake. The blue kind of spread out

butternut Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 11:55pm

Yeah, I also made some with the Christmas tree mold. I used white chocolate and I colored the tree green. I let the green harden and then poured the white chocolate in, the cookie, the white chocolate and I did in fact place those in the freezer for I believe 8 minutes. Those popped out but the green ran. Did the same with the star mold as well. I know I didn't over fill the star or the tree so I don't know what happened.

282513 Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 12:01am

I do a lot of painted chocolates and the color has to be completely dry before adding another color. The only thing I can think is when you take them out of the freezer the hot to cold makes it run. When you bring it out of the freezer maybe it should be room temp before you pour the other color on. I don't know this is just a guess, I don't put mine in the freezer between colors.

toleshed Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 12:03am

sorry for the confusion
I don't put them in the freezer between colors. Only when completely finished and the chocolate has hardened. The instructions are to put them in the freezer so they will pop out

butternut Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 12:17am

Same here. When I did the tree and the star I didn't place them in the freezer. I just let them sit out on the counter until they appeared to be hard. I then poured in my melted chocolate, cookie and melted chocolate. Let them harden a bit and placed in freezer for about 8 minutes. Sorry, in my first post, I said fridge but I meant freezer icon_rolleyes.gif

Bossy Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 12:34am

I have always put my molds in the freezer betwen each color. I also paint my chocolate in the mold with a brush so that it's not so hot as to make the color underneath run. When I have all the details plus alll the side coated and cooled, then I pour in the rest to fill and freeze for the last time. Chocolate must be cold all the way through to "pop" out.

toleshed Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 12:37am

Aah, thanks for the explanation. I'm making more tomorrow so will try that. Is there a special chocolate you use?

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