Using Leftovers: Press and Fill
“Jack of all trades, master of none.”
That’s me. Just call me Jack.
But there is one teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy exception: LEFTOVERS
I am awesome at leftovers. Especially dessert leftovers (obviously, right?). Seriously, 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? Toughie.
Remember the Squish and Dip
we did a few months ago? This is similar– it’s called the Press and Fill. And I’m obsessed with it.
I’ve been making these things all week!
This is just an overview, but I think you’ll quickly see how it’s easy to adapt to whatever you’ve got on hand!
Start with leftover cookie dough or brownie batter
(or in my case, an accidental extreme excess of cookie dough… don’t ask).
Bake 1/2 tablespoon of dough or batter in a greased mini muffin tin.
Baking times and temperatures will vary depending on what you choose to bake,
but on average, you’re looking at about 350º for about 10 minutes.
Once baked, press
the back of a tablespoon into the cookie or brownie before cooling, creating a shallow “bowl.”
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,
oh! The possibilities!
Two different toppings–
heath bar crumbles and caramel-y toasted coconut
(like a samoa!).
Have a little look-see:
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
(or was that just me)?
Press and Fill!!
Alright! Get to it! I know you’ve got some leftover dessert-stuff that will be perfect for this recipe!
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