Using Leftovers: Press and Fill

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Using Leftovers: Press and Fill. My favorite challenge in life is an awkward amount of leftover cookie dough. Or brownie batter. Or frosting. Although, I don’t know many people who wouldn’t pick that challenge over most other challenges. Hmm, leftover cookie dough or a flat tire?


  • I love this recipe, because no matter what you have on hand– it works somehow! Too few chocolate chips to put into cookies but too many to justify eating alone? Got the cake all frosted, but what to do with that 1/2 cup leftover frosting? Misread the recipe and accidentally quintupled the cookie dough recipe
  • Any leftovers


  1. Start with leftover cookie dough or brownie batter (or in my case, an accidental extreme excess of cookie dough… don’t ask).
  2. Bake 1/2 tablespoon of dough or batter in a greased mini muffin tin. On average, you’re looking at about 350º for about 10 minutes.
  3.  Once baked, press the back of a tablespoon into the cookie or brownie before cooling, creating a shallow “bowl.”
  4. Once they’ve cooled, remove from the tin and fill with whatever you’ve got on hand! Some ideas are: frosting, chocolate, peanut butter, ganache, caramel, nutella.
And let me give you an idea of what they might look like when you’re done:
Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, leftover canned frosting, and sprinkles!
 You could even fancy them up for a special occasion, like so:

 And here’s another one that I did: shortbread cookies and chocolate frosting,

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  1. awesome idea! I’ve never been good at using dessert leftovers 🙁 I am your newest follower! Love for you to check out my blog when you get a chance 🙂

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