Everyone loves a good cookie right? Believe it or not these sporty cookies are actually Oreos in disguise! These fun treats are perfect for a sports-themed birthday party, for your graduate at senior night, or for the end of the year team party. Trying to raise money for a big competition or tournament? These cookies would make a best seller at a bake sale too.
What You’ll Need:
- Candy Melts
- Decorative Frosting (I used Sparkle Gel)
- Popsicle Sticks (optional)
The first step in making these adorable cookies is to melt the candy coating. I chose to use my microwave to do so and followed the package instructions. Remember to stir periodically and to warm them until the consistency is smooth. For my Oreos, I used white and orange candy melts. You could also use yellow for tennis and softball or even brown for football.
While you’re waiting for the candy to melt, cover a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper for an easier clean up.
Now that your candy coating is lump-free, you’ll need a spoon for dipping the Oreos. At this point, you can insert popsicle sticks or cake pop sticks into the Oreos. I chose not to and I think they turned out just as good.
There isn’t really a right way to go about dipping the cookies. At first I tried smoothing out the candy coating with a rubber spatula but it made them look worse. Once I got to the last batch of cookies to dip, I had a bit of a technique down. Just cover them in frosting and use the back of the spoon to smooth out the tops.
The candy coating will harden on its’ own at room temperature but I popped my baking sheet full of cookies in the fridge for about 15 minutes (probably less than that!) to accelerate the process.
After the candy hardens around the cookies, you can start to decorate! As you can see I made baseball, soccer ball, and basketball Oreos. If you choose to use Sparkle Gel to decorate like I did, know that it does not dry. I would suggest using a traditional decorative frosting or icing on the cookies if you want to wrap them up or stack them on top of each other.
That is all there is to it! You’ll notice that once the candy coating hardens, there will be some around the bottom of the cookie that looks a little out of place. If you’d like to clean up the look of the cookies a bit, you can take a knife (even a butter knife will work for this) and chip away at those stray pieces of candy. I went ahead and did that with quite a few cookies to round them out a bit more and it didn’t take long at all. In fact, these cookies took me less than 30 minutes to make and I’m happy with how they turned out. This is a great project to do with young kids as they will love to dip and decorate the cookies.