Monday, December 5, 2016

Chocolate Covered Cookie Dunkers


These crazy delicious cookies are begging for a wholesome glass of milk!
This blog post is sponsored by The a2 Milk Company™ 
"Because when your milk is naturally easy to digest, life is easy to digest"
There are few simple pleasures in life that never get old, like dunking a cookie into a rich and soothing glass of milk. No matter how old you are, there is something delicious and totally comforting about it: whether it's cold and refreshing, or hot and foamy milk; for a hearty breakfast in the morning, a fun afternoon snack, or an after-dinner guilty pleasure. 
There are studies out there that show that cookies actually taste better when dipped. I read there are compounds found in baked goods that are released in the mouth and nose if dunked.
See?!?! There are very good reasons why we all love cookies with milk. 

Look at these mouth-watering, chocolate-covered dunker cookies: light and buttery, with a delicate orange flavor, and a luscious layer of dark chocolate all over them.
Now think: these amazing tasting cookies will taste even more amazingly once dunked in silky, creamy milk. Ready to dive in?!?
Every cookie needs a delicious glass of milk to be dunked into. And here is the perfect milk to try out. Especially if you are one of those people that no longer drink cows' milk because it causes discomfort or it's a little hard to digest. 
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So hurry to the fridge, pour yourself a glass of milk and dunk away. But I'm warning you, you'll find yourself eating more than just one of these cookies. 
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Ingredients: to make 24 cookies
  • 8 oz (225 gr) of unsalted butter softened* 
  • 1 packed cup (130 gr) of powdered sugar 
  • 2 eggs at room temperature* 
  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature* 
  • zest of one orange 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups (300 gr) of flour 
  • 6 oz (170 gr) of semisweet chocolate chips 
*Remove the butter and eggs from the refrigerator 30 minutes before starting with the recipe

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).
Cream the butter with the powdered sugar for several minutes, until fluffy and whipped. It's best to use an electric mixer for this part.


2. Add the 2 eggs and the egg yolk one at a time mixing in between until incorporated and smooth.



3. Add the vanilla extract, salt and orange zest and mix some more.
4. Sift the flour and add to the mixture. Mix with a spoon until just combined.


5. Cut the tip of a piping bag, about 1 inch diagonal cut. Spoon the batter into a piping bag. 
Pipe the dough on a cooking sheet covered with parchment paper. Make about 24 long strips of dough about 1 inch wide and 3.5 inch long.

6. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for about 15 minutes until slightly golden at the edges.
Move the cookies to a cooling rack and wait about 10 minutes for them to cool down.
7. Prepare the chocolate: Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 60 second on high. Stir the chocolate until smooth. Microwave for 30 more seconds if you need. Mix until the chocolate is all melted and smooth.
Dip the cookies halfway in the melted chocolate. Careful not to break the cookie! These are very soft and the chocolate is thick. Let the excess chocolate drip down in the bowl.
Lay the cookies back on parchment paper. Let the chocolate set.
The quickest way is to refrigerate for a five minutes or so. Once hardened, remove the cookies from the paper and enjoy.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Enjoy :)





 

84 comments:

  1. chocolate chip is my favorite cookie to dunk

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  2. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/805783201025114112

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  3. My favorite Cookie for dunking in milk is Chocolate Walnut Chip Cookies. So delicious!

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  4. Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/805784088418230272
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  5. My favorite Cookie for dunking in milk is shortbread cookies. They tend to absorb more of the milk than chewier cookies. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  6. tweet - https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/805792338010378240 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  7. I like to dunk Oreos in milk.
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  9. I like oatmeal cookies

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/805878172357038082

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  11. I always want to dunk chocolate chunk cookies.
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

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  12. I love to dip my chocolate chip cookies in milk and this milk sounds really good.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  13. my tweet - https://twitter.com/myway070/status/805888298010873856
    heather hgtempaddy@Hotmail.com

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  14. My favorite cookie to dunk in milk are chocolate chip cookies!

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/805903437598748672

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  16. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  17. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/805967670294282240

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  18. Don't drink a lot of milk but if I had to pick one cookie to dunk, it'd be the chocolate chip cookie made with blended oatmeal (also known as the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe). That one always makes me smile just thinking about the hundreds of times I've made it over the past 25 years and how much joy it brings to people when they taste the gigantic milk chocolate chips that I use. Mmmm, good! 🍪

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    1. I'll have to try them now! Sounds absolutely delicious :)

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  19. My favorite dunking cookie is the Double Stuffed Oreo. The milk makes the chocolate cookies just soft enough to melt in your mouth and mixes with the delicious creamy center!

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    1. Yes!! Can never go wrong with Oreos ... especially when double stuffed 😋

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  20. I love classic Walkers shortbread cookies with milk.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  21. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/806196121517182977

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  22. I like to dunk chocolate chip cookies, and of course Oreos!
    nikkismartin@yahoo.com

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  23. I love dunking Oreos until they get just a little bit soft, so yummy!

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  24. My favorite cookie to dunk into milk is peanut butter blossoms.
    rachel.griesmer@yahoo.com

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  25. https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/806980739384442884

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  26. My favorite dunking cookie is definitely chocolate chip. I have a real weakness when they're around!
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  27. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/807309725616447488
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  28. My first favorite dunking cookie was a graham cracker. As I've grown up and matured, I discovered biscottis... My favorite flavors contain pistachios or almonds with a little chocolate but I still love dunking graham crackers.
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    1. Yes!! Almond biscotti half covered in chocolate are one of my faves too 😋

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  29. My favorite cookie for dunking is an Amaretto Cherry Chocolate Chip Blondie..... or whatever cookie I happen to have in front of me at the moment- LOL!

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    1. Oh my! Those sound amazing... where are you now exactly?? And do you have any extras to share?! Hahaha 😉😋

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  30. I like Oatmeal cookies.

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  31. https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/810595646642290689

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  32. My absolute favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies. I love to bake them from scratch just like my mom used to make! I can't resist them with a glass of cold milk!

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  34. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with a combination of semisweet and bittersweet chocolate. I'll also add in items like nuts, M & M's, pretzels, chips, bacon or whatever my heart desires that day!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  35. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/811670216296042501.
    jlamemrs 002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  36. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite to dunk!

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  37. I haven't done it in years, but I used to love dipping gingerbread cookies :)

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  38. tweet - https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/811824272167448576

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  39. Oreo cooking are the best to dip in milk! There is no other way to eat them! :)
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  41. my favorite cookie would drink it with chocolate chip cookies. truckredford at Gmail Dot COm

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  42. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/813818466343886848 truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  43. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/813945266558693380?lang=en

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  44. Warm chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite to dunk.

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  45. My favorite Cookie for dunking in milk is Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  46. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/814641514072731648

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  47. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/814669432240926721

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  48. My favorite cookie is a walnut chocolate chip cookie!
    seyma_bennett AT hotmail

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  49. https://twitter.com/SeymaShabbir/status/814969267078696962
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  50. I love dunking soft baked chocolate chip cookies.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  51. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/815224943134683136

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  52. I love dunking biscoff cookies!

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  53. tweet https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/815265940682186752

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  54. tweeted
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  55. I have to have my oatmeal raisin cookies with milk! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  56. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
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  57. Oatmeal raisin is my favorite cookies to dunk.
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  59. I love a good warm oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dipped in milk.

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  60. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/815898284354981888

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  61. I like to dunk Pepperidge Farms cookies in milk.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  62. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/816537714782633984

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  63. Chocolate Chip with Macadamia nuts!

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  64. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/816819420752474113

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  65. I like chocolate chip cookies.

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  67. i like oreo cookies dipped in milk -

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  68. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/816881771371515905

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  69. My favorite cookie to dunk is homemade double chocolate chip cookies. Yummy!

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  71. tweeted https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/817184943793127424

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  72. I have to have peanut butter cookies to dunk in my milk.
    thank you

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  73. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/817186912943411200

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