|Icebox Cookie Creams|
|Martha Stewart Living|
Flash forward to the middle of the week: I am trying to make all the cookies that the recipe called for (a whopping eight dozen) and balance auditions, work, and time with Mr. *From Scratch. Eight dozen cookies is a lot of cookies to bake. Then there was Mr. *From Scratch sneaking in the kitchen every few minutes to "help eat the ugly ones." Needless to say, the 96 cookies never got made. Or maybe I should say 96 cookies never survived... But there still was a whole boat-load of cookies and an upcoming party to plan. I hadn't given up on the concept of this dessert and then it dawned on me to use all the same ingredients, just make it a different form.
Voila! The Icebox Cookie Cream was born. Not only is the combination of chocolate, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream decadently delicious, these little dessert "sammies" are way more portable and easy for your guests to nibble on.
Icebox Cookie Creams
|Cast of Characters: Sugar, whipping cream, cookie dough, mascarpone cheese.|
|Bake cookies. You are more then welcome to make the dough from scratch!|
|Steal cookie and eat it.|
|Add whipping cream to chilled mixing bowl.|
|Add mascarpone cheese to mixing bowl.|
|Add sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.|
|Add whipped cream mixture to cookie and then top with another cookie.|
|Chill those beautiful cookie creams over-night and enjoy!|
Nail Color: OPI-Gargantuan Green Grape
There are a bunch of additions and options for this recipe. I think rainbow M&M cookies would be fun to use for a birthday party, or lemon-poppy cookies for a ladies baby shower, or even a dense almond cookie for a festive brunch. Don't forget about the filling: wouldn't mashed raspberries, Kahlua, or even instant coffee grounds be a great way to add another level of flavor? What are some of your ideas?