Let’s talk Oreos … I’m about to date myself … do you remember when there was only one type of Oreo cookie?
It was very exciting when Double Stuf Oreos were born in 1975! Double filling … wow!
Today, I can’t even tell you how many varieties are available … Peanut Butter, Mint, Birthday even Triple Stuf. Do new varieties pop up every time I go shopping? I think so!
I didn’t really know what to call these flowers … fun, silly, whimsical? My vision was to create roses, but got I funky flowers instead. This time, I didn’t even ask for family opinions … pretty sure the description may include dorky … I know when not to ask! However, the family sucked these Oreo flowers right off their sticks! Son #3 did say that I used too much white chocolate!!! Can you believe that comment … too much chocolate?
This is the first time I bought Heads or Tails Double Stuf Oreos … you can use whatever flavor you like, however I do recommend using Double Stuf. The thicker center makes it easy to insert a stick.
FUNKY OREO FLOWERS
- 10 Double Stuf Oreo cookies
- 1/2 pound (8 ounces) white chocolate (candy melts)
- 1/2 pound (8 ounces) pink candy melts
- 10 sticks (I used 5.5″ coffee stirrers)
- 10 green chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
- Squeeze bottle fitted with a #6 or 7 tip (or a pastry bag with a 1/8″ opening)
- Baking sheet or tray covered with wax paper or parchment paper
I wanted two shades of pink on my flowers so this is what I did –
Melt the pink candy and put about 1/2 cup of the melted candy in a squeeze bottle or pastry bag for swirl decoration. Melt the white candy and add the remainder of pink candy to create a lighter pink for dipping.
- This is my hint of the day – If your cookies tend to crack when you insert a stick … place 3 cookies in the microwave for 10-15 seconds … it softens the icing. Brush all loose crumbs off cookies.
- Dip the tip of a stick in melted candy and insert it into the cookie icing, allow to sit a few minutes and firm up.
- Dip cookie in melted candy, tap off all excess candy. lay on prepared tray. Chill for a few minutes or sit at room temperature.
- Use the squeeze bottle or bag and make a swirl design, starting from the center and end on the outer edge. Chill for a few minutes
- Make funky leaves … wrap a chenille stem around a pencil, slide it off and twist it around stick.
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