This post was sponsored by OREO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Easter Carrot Cake Cookies and Kid Friendly Rabbit Feet Cookies
Maybe it’s because I’m a mom, or maybe it’s because I’m a blogger, or maybe both, but I love to shop for next season a whole year ahead-of-time. So forgive me if you think it’s little early to whip out some Easter cookies, but I just could not help it.
Easter is one of our family’s favorite times of the year, and when I saw the New Carrot Cake OREO cookies, I just had to create some cute cookies to give my new Easter Carrot Cake Cookies and Kid Friendly Rabbit Feet Cookies a try.
By the way, make sure to visit one of the OREO Stuf Inside Walmart events between February 14th through February 17th, 2019. The events will feature in-store sampling of the OREO Dark Chocolate Cookies and OREO Carrot Cake Cookies, fun games, giveaways, and free swag items! To find a store near you, visit OREOStuf.com
This recipe is SO easy to make. And, I think these cookies will be perfect for school parties, adding to Easter baskets, including in Easter egg hunts, and so much more.
Now, I’ll admit, I had the bright idea to start with cookies that were decorated with green icing and then topped with a handmade carrot made out of cookie icing. And the result wasn’t what I wanted. The leaves blended too much with the background and the icing I used was too fluid. So I gave it another try with white almond bark melt topped with an orange chewy candy shaped into a carrot. Then I cut up a green gummy candy to create the leaves. I love how the revised cookies came out which I way I’m sharing them.
Just think of the delight in the recipient’s eyes when you give them a carrot decorated cookie and you explain that it’s carrot cake flavored. Yum!
Now, I’ve created quite a few recipes using candy melt and I highly recommend a double boiler.
Easter Carrot Cake Cookies and Kid Friendly Rabbit Feet Cookies Recipe
- Double boiler – to melt the chocolate without scorching it.
- Frosting dispenser – to dispense chocolate in a controlled fashion.
- Tongs and flat frosting spreader
Easter Carrot Cake Cookies and Kid Friendly Rabbit Feet Cookies Recipe Ingredients
- 24 OREO Dark Chocolate Cookies
- 24 OREO Carrot Cake Cookies
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate in white (or white almond bark melt), melted (or you can opt for colored chocolate-flavored candy melts as outlined below)
- Add-on Ingredients to create colorful Easter-styled OREO Cookies
- Wilton Candy Melts – 12 oz. in Green
- Vegetable Shortening or Coconut oil to thin the candy melt (optional)
- Starburst Chewy Candies – to make the carrots
- Gummy bears – any brand – find a bag with green gummy bears
Directions to create this Easter Carrot Cake Cookies and Kid Friendly Rabbit Feet Cookies Recipe
Step 1: Melt your chocolate.
I highly recommend a Double Boiler. It will help you control the heat on your chocolate. If you need to, you can add one teaspoon at a time of vegetable shortening to the mix. I wouldn’t add more than two tablespoons. It will help you achieve a smoother viscosity in your chocolate. DO NOT add food coloring or water to the chocolate – it will cause the chocolate to seize up. It’s a bit like oil and water.
If you clean your double boiler in-between chocolate colors, make sure to dry it throughly. Add any form of H2O to this mix and it will be ruined. Since I was using four different colors I had to budget more time for this project. It took me about 45 minutes for each color.
Step 2: Coat the OREO Cookies in melted chocolate.
Roll the cookies in the chocolate. Use a pair of tongs to pull the coated cookies out of the double boiler.
Step 3: Dry the Coated OREO Cookies. Once coated, place them to dry on wax paper carefully or on parchment paper.
Step 4: Add decorations.
This is the fun part. I had some adorable rabbits feet that I added to the OREO Dark Chocolate Cookies covered with the white almond bark melt. Then I used a frosting dispenser to add an orange carrot and a green leaf topper on some of the green cookies. Since I wanted a more firm carrot, I made even more cookies and I added starburst and gummies to create a more distinct carrot.
I put some cookies on a lollipop stick so they would be easy to add to an Easter basket.
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