This post is a bit late, but never the less very exciting! Some of you have been following my status on FaceBook about little girl’s Annual School Carnival, and I mentioned we entered the baking contest (The cookies category). We did win first place when she was in Kindergarten, which came as a HUGE surprise! That was the year I started to take cooking more seriously, though baking was not my strong suit (It still is not), so when the email announcement came, our jaws just about drop to the floor!
This year little girl insisted she needs to participate every step along the way, otherwise we would be cheating. I agreed with her even though the control freak part of me was not too thrilled, especially when cookie crumbs and chocolate dripping were all over the kitchen… The day of the carnival was a bit chaotic, it was rainy and most of the activities had to be kept indoors, so there were adults and children overflowing everywhere. After we turned the cookies in, Bingo seemed to be the most logical and calming thing to do, so we spend quite a bit of time there with our neighbor buddies, it was a lot of fun, and one of our friend actually won the grand price, Hooray!
A couple of hours later we received the news that little girl and her best friend had won First Place in the baking contest (The Cookies and Cupcakes categories), I still can’t believe it, what a honor, and how great is it that they both won at the same year, this called for some prancing around with their awards ribbons of course!
Here is the winning recipe, it’s really simple and the cookie balls are the “Non-Bake” kind, which means you can pretty much enjoy them as soon as the chocolate coating dries. Hope you give it a try!
MIX cream cheese, cookie crumbs and 1 Tbsp. coffee until well blended.
SHAPE into (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Mix melted chocolate and remaining coffee. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
Recipe from Kraft