I seem like I am forever in a pinch—welcome to my world, where I need to do a gift, take along a treat to a play date, or take something to a potluck and I look in my cabinets and say “YIKES!” I love to bake, as you know, but sometimes chocolate chip cookies isn’t going to cut it even though they are the easiest go to item in a pinch. So this is when the drizzle comes into play. Take anything you bake and make it look fancy with drizzle. It was the night before Valentines Day, when all through the house, we were all exhausted from watching Zain sign his name 20 times, when I realize, I better do something for the teachers?!?!! So I made a double batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies with white chocolate chips and valentines M&Ms. But I might have mentioned, I was toast from doing Zain’s friend valentines, so the thought of waiting for 6 pans of cookies bake was just too much. So I pressed the dough into a cookie sheet and voila! You have what my mom referred to as “blonde brownies”. You have to watch the baking time, because it takes more than one batch of cookies, but not necessarily twice the time. Depending on your oven, it could take 18-24 minutes to bake.
Once they were cooled and cut, I melted my vanilla chocolate melts from the craft store in the microwave and flung it on them. The harder you try to do the drizzle, the more forced it looks. I make sure my chocolate is a drippy consistency and then I dip a fork into the chocolate and then literally fling it this way and that. Make sure you have waxed paper down or you will be cleaning up drizzle for a day!
An item that is a must have on hand at all times are cellophane bags. They help make the presentation! I wrapped them up with red raffia and little circle stickers that said, “heart Mir” and “heart Zain” and called it a day!
I use this trick ALL the time!