Originally Posted by heidinamba
I ordered 4 oreo cookie molds the other week and was so excited to try them. I came across a problem that I have not seen mentioned on this whole thread. When I filled the mold with choc & oreos, hardened, then released them - the cookies sometimes had spaces around the sides of the oreos that were bare. I really tried to center the cookies in the mold so I'm not sure if that's the cause but they looked horrible. I also had a slight bloom on them. Did anyone else have this issue? I now know from reading all of your messages - NOT to fill the mold too full after putting the oreo in. Scraping off the excess chocolate is a MESS! And maybe I didn't push the oreo down in the mold far enough because when I did scrap the excess chocolate off the top - the top of the cookie became exposed a bit.
I have another question about cco. When I would hand dip the oreos with no molds - they didn't look as perfect but while the chocolate was still gooey - I would decorate them with sprinkles and little hardened sugar decorations. Now I've discovered with the molds that since the chocolate comes out of the molds already hardened - how can I decorate easily with sprinkles & stuff? I can't figure it out. I tried to quickly put them in the microwave for a few seconds but that was a complete disaster.
I sometimes use those squeeze bottle to fill my molds. I add more on the sides before putting the oreo in. Just like you put a dam of icing inside to fill a cake, I do that with the chocolate before putting the oreo in. This way, when I put the oreo in, it comes all the way up the sides.
After you take the oreos out of the mold (or whenever you are ready) try using some melted chocolate as "glue". That is what I do when I put sprinkles on them.
I also use chocolate as glue when I put another molded piece of chocolate on top of the oreo. This way, I can dress the oreo for any occasion.