Polar Bear Oreo Cookies are so cute, they're un-bear-able! (Pause for groans.) Cheap wordplay aside, these cookies might be the best thing to happen to Oreos since the invention of cream filling.
It only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to transform white chocolate-dipped cookies into cuddly polar bears or cute paw prints. These would be perfect at any animal- or winter-themed party!
- 16 oz white candy coating, plus additional for decorating
- 24 chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate candy coating, plus additional for decorating
- 24 candy eyeballs (see Note below)
- 12 M&Ms
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper, and set aside for now.
- Place 16 oz white candy coating in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating, until the coating is melted and smooth.
- Using forks or dipping tools, dip a cookie in the coating until it's covered completely.
- Remove it from the coating and let the excess drip back into the bowl, then place it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper.
- Make the polar bear or paw print designs while the chocolate is still wet. To make a polar bear, cut a white candy coating wafer in half, and press the two halves against the base of the cookie at the top to represent the ears.
- Stick an additional wafer on front of the cookie for the bear's muzzle. Press two candy eyeballs into the cookie.
- Finish by dipping the bottom of an M&M into the coating, and pressing it onto the muzzle to be the nose.
- To make the paw prints, melt 1/4 cup of dark coating and place it in a paper cone or a plastic bag with a hole snipped in the corner.
- Press a chocolate wafer into the center of the cookie while the coating is still wet.
- Draw 5 lines above the wafer to represent the claw marks.
- Refrigerate the tray to let the cookies set completely, for about 15-20 minutes.
- Store these Polar Bear Oreo Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Note: If you don't have candy eyeballs, you can easily substitute white chocolate chips for the eyes. Add a small dot of melted dark chocolate to the center of each chip once you place it on the face, and they'll look just like eyes!
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