FOOD

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Shop-Bought Cookies

5 easy ways to transform store-bought cookies. 🍪

FOOD

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Shop-Bought Cookies

5 easy ways to transform store-bought cookies. 🍪

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chocolate chip cookies
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 2/3 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounces mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • Chocolate fudge pieces, to decorate

Steps

  1. Line the bottom of a springform pan.
  2. Put the cookies in a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb.
  3. Add in the melted butter and mix together.
  4. Pour into the lined pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth it over and up the sides.
  5. Chill while you make the filling.
  6. Put the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and soften with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add the whipping cream and mascarpone, and whisk to soft peaks.
  8. Add the cornstarch, then sift in the brown sugar. Whisk together until smooth and firm.
  9. Pile the cream filling into the cookie base, then chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  10. Top with a generous amount of caramel sauce and chocolate fudge pieces.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
  • 1 3/4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5 large chocolate chip cookies

Steps

  1. Line a square, 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Put the chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter into large bowl set over just simmering water, and melt slowly. Don’t let the bowl touch the water.
  3. Once melted, take off the heat and add the powdered sugar.
  4. Break in 4 of the cookies, and bring it all together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth over, then break up the remaining cookie and press that into the top of the fudge. Chill for 2 hours then cut into chunks.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chocolate chip cookies, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 3/4 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment.
  2. Put three-fourths of the cookies into a food processor and blitz to a crumb.
  3. Add the melted butter and process until combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth over with the back of a spoon.
  5. Put the cream cheese, vanilla paste, powdered sugar and eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  6. Pour on top of the cookie base and use an offset spatula to smooth.
  7. Break up the remaining cookies and arrange on top, then bake for 40 minutes until set but not firm.
  8. Cool to room temperature then put into the fridge for 2 hours before slicing into bars.

Ingredients

  • 6 large chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Steps

  1. Keep the cookies in their sleeve and pour the heavy cream over them. Let it soak in for 5 minutes then pour the excess heavy cream into a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk to soft peaks, then sift in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and whisk a few more times until you have billowy soft peaks.
  3. Layer the cookies and chocolate cream in 2 individual serving dishes.
  4. Finish with a layer of cream as the top layer.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, then chill for one hour before serving.

Ingredients

  • 12 chocolate chip cookies
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 7 ounces milk chocolate, melted

Steps

  1. Dip the bottom of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Leave to dry on a tray lined with parchment.
  2. Once the chocolate has set, slice each large marshmallow in half to create 2 circles.
  3. Turn 6 cookies upside down, so the chocolate is facing up. Put two marshmallow halves on top of each and use a blow torch to caramelize. Top with the remaining cookie halves and serve.