Monday, February 24, 2014

Koala Oreo Cookies

Koala Oreo Cookies | HungryHappenings.com

This is a tiny little post today, just like these cookies. 

After I finished making my Koala Pretzel Pops, I had extra grey candy coating and didn't want to waste it, so I dipped and decorated these Koala Oreo Cookies. I just had to share.


I know I need to get busy working on recipes for all of the upcoming holidays, but I just haven't been up to it, yet. I promise, I'll get to them soon. 


Koala Oreo Cookies | HungryHappenings.com

 Koala Oreo Cookies

You'll need:

melted white confectionery coating
black and brown candy coloring
Oreo Cookies

Modeling Chocolate Decorations -
white modeling chocolate
black and pink candy coloring
black food coloring marker

*You'll need black, grey and pink modeling chocolate to make your Koala cookies. Find the modeling chocolate recipe, coloring directions, and chocolate melting tips, here.

Supplies:

non-stick baking mat (like a Silpat)
fondant rolling pin
2 small oval shaped metal cutters
#7 or 8 pastry tips

Instructions:

Melt white confectionery coating and stir in some black and some brown coloring (or melt a few black and brown candy coating wafers and mix them in) until you get a nice brownish gray color. 


Dip cookies in gray candy coating. Remove using a fork, and allow the excess to drip off. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for 5 minutes.

Oreo cookie recipe

Roll some grey, black, and pink modeling chocolate out on a non-stick mat using a fondant roller or on a cutting board that's been lightly dusted with powdered sugar. 

For each Koala cookie: 
  • ears - cut out 1 oval then cut the tip off using the long edge of the oval cutter
  • inner Ears - cut 1 pink oval (a bit smaller than the grey oval) then cut the tips
  • nose - pinch off a piece of black modeling chocolate, roll it into a ball then pinch it between your thumb and finger shaping it into a triangle with rounded edges
  • eyes - cut 2 black circles using a #7 or 8 pastry tip
Attach the ear pieces together using a small amount of water. Use a knife or kitchen shars to make slits all around the outer eat, to make them look furry. Attach to the cookie using water or melted candy coating.

Attach the eyes and nose to the cookie using water. Use a food coloring marker to draw on a smile.

TIP: To attach modeling chocolate pieces using water, brush or rub a light coating of water on the side you want to stick to the dipped cookie. If you rub it in, it makes it nice and sticky.



TIP: To cut circles using the pastry tip, press the pointed end of the tip into the modeling chocolate, turn the tip upside down and tap on the counter. The circle will fall out. I usually cut several circles before turning the tip over and tapping the circles out. 

13 comments:

  1. Love these they look so adorably simple, you are on a Koala roll.

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  2. You're killing me with cuteness with all these adorable koalas, Beth!

    Do you have a suggestion for the best way to dip Oreos and have them come out nice and smooth?

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    1. Oh, so sorry I missed your question earlier, I was on vacation when it came in. I'm just now getting to my comments. To get a nice coating, I drop the Oreo into my chocolate, lift it out using a dipping fork, and tap the fork gently on the side of my glass or bowl allowing the excess to drip off. I then allow it to slide off the dipping fork onto a parchment lined baking sheet and try to wipe off any candy coating that is left on the parchment from dragging the fork out from under the cookie.

      If the candy coating or chocolate is too thin, then you will see the shape of the cookie more, and will probably see the bumps and grooves. You can allow you candy coating to cool slightly until you can get a nice thick coat on your cookies. Of course, if the candy coating is too thick or too cold, you wont get a nice smooth finish either and the cookies will be hard to coat. It's best to keep the candy coating heated between 91-100 degrees for dipping.

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  3. These are lovely! too cute to eat them. Great tutorial thanks for sharing.

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  4. oh such koala-tee cookies! love them Beth! :)

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  5. Again, another Koala walla wonderful idea! :)

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  6. Omg, both these and the Koala Pretzel Pops are too cute! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Best wishes,
    Marble Polishing Islington

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  7. Oh my gosh ... I'm not sure which I like more ... the cookies or pretzels! Both are precious ... I love both Koalas, equally!

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  8. These are adorable and a lot of work. Wow! Great job!

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  9. Oh, how dang cute! y kiddos would love these! Thanks for sharing another great tutorial and for linking up over at Tell it To Me Tuesday! We hope to see you link up more great posts with us soon!

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  10. So you mixed the black and white candy melts together to get the grey?

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    1. Yes, you can either color your white candy melts using some black and brown candy coloring or you can melt a few of the dark cocoa (or black) and a few of the light cocoa candy (light brown) melts together with the white to get a nice grey color. You may want to melt the colored candy melts separately then mix them into the white a little bit at a time until you get the shade of grey you like.

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