Graduation time is upon us and that means lots of celebrations and baking. These adorable cookies will add an extra touch of delicious decoration to any graduation party.
These cookies can easily be customized for any color combinations. The secret is in your local craft store… Candy Melts. They are chocolate wafers used for candy making and cake pops. They come in a rainbow assortment of colors so you will be able to get a great combination to show your graduate how proud of them you are.
Not gradation time? Well how about using these as a bake sale item to show your school pride. I know when I was a cheerleader in high school this would have been an awesome treat to make for the team to eat on away games!
Best part of all… craft stores always have coupons. So grab a few, drop in, and get the colors you need. Don’t be afraid of their large size. All you need to do is chop the wafers up roughly or snap them with your fingers. Save your left over chocolate for dipping some delicious cake pops.
- 1 cup (+1-3Tb) unbleached all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup vegetable shortening
- 1 egg
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- ⅔ cup chopped up candy melts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with a parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl cream together the sugars and shortening. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- In a medium bowl mix 1 cup flour, baking soda, and salt. Add ½ at a time to the wet ingredients.
- Add the remaining flour 1 Tb at a time until the dough becomes stiff and pulls from the sides of the bowl (this will make a nice dense thick cookie).
- Fold in the chopped candy melts.
- Roll into 1½ - 2 Tb balls and place on the cookie sheet. I like using a cookie scoop to pack the dough tightly into uniform balls.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom edges of the cookies are just turning golden brown. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes on the cookie tray and then move to a cooling rack