You know those moms that are always dressed to the nines with the perfect platters of fresh from the oven cookies that are carved into mini replicas of the greek gods? Yeah. I‘m not one of them. I run late and work a little too hard. Sometimes, make that all the time, quick and easy has to suffice.
The swim team that our girls swim with have an end of season banquet every June and during that banquet they have a parent baking contest.
Don’t get me wrong – I love to bake and make amazing desserts. I used to even decorate cakes in my spare time (HAHAHA spare time… that one’s funny now). But life is just busier now. Sometimes I just need an easy desert.
Today we went non stop starting at 6:30am. We had our school work for the day done by 10 and then hopped in the van and headed across town for something. We made it back home at 5 with the banquet at 7 and I still had to cook dinner and make the kids presentable for public viewing.
It was crazy. And then my daughter said “don’t forget about bringing a dessert” and I melted into a puddle of exhaustion on the floor.
I just couldn’t do it. I had plans to make alligator themed marshmallow treats or maybe even alligator cupcakes (their team is the Gators) but I had to scratch that and make it easy.
Nothing is easier than store bought cookies right? But I knew I couldn’t be that big of a slacker and just plop down a bag of Oreos on the dessert table (don’t worry if you’ve done that, we all have!).
I wanted a way to take it a step further and it had to be quick.
So I came up with Sprinkle Oreo Cookies. Kids love sprinkles. You can pretty much add sprinkles to anything, even ice cream cones, and kids will go gaga. Personally I think Oreos are the closest thing to food from heaven so mixing Oreos and sprinkles was going to be a win-win situation.
Here’s the kicker – this is easy. You don’t even have to preheat the oven unless you hide some cinnamon in there so people think you actually did bake.
What you need is decorator’s Cookie Icing already in the bag with tip from the grocery store. Yes. They make this!
You’ll also need sprinkles of your choosing, Oreo Cookies and wax paper. That’s it.
My daughter took this photo for me so sorry it’s a little blurry.
All you do is put a thin string of icing all around the sides of one Oreo Cookie. I found that the bigger sprinkles require more icing while the fine sanding sugar required barely any at all.
Now just roll that baby in the sprinkles!
After the sides are coated with sprinkles set the cookies on wax paper to set. The icing will start to harden, sealing in the sprinkles.
And then what do you do with it?
Naturally you taste test a few, or a couple of dozen, before you take them to your potluck or sports banquet.
They’re cute, simple and fun. What else can you ask for?
A glass of milk.
You can ask for a glass of milk.