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Matt_in_the_OC Sep 20, 2012 11:55 AM

I love making these cookies:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

But cookies seem too simple to serve as a desert to guests after a nice meal. They can't compare to tiramisu, crème brule, cheese cake or even brownies with ice cream.

Is there any way to make these slightly more elegant. I was thinking about making a milk shake, but it seems too separate.

Any ideas?

  1. biondanonima Sep 20, 2012 12:00 PM

    Make them in bar form and serve with ice cream just the way you would a brownie. You could also crumble and layer them with ice cream or pudding for a parfait.

    1. ttoommyy Sep 20, 2012 12:11 PM

      Dip half of the cookie in melted chocolate for half the cookies; with the other half, decorate with thin lines of melted chocolate piped from a parchment paper pastry bag. Arranged nicely on 3-tier server these will be just as elegant and nice as any of the desserts you mentioned.

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        travelerjjm Sep 20, 2012 02:25 PM

        Or divide the cookies into two batches: dip half of batch one in dark chocolate and half of batch two in white chocolate.

      2. chartreauxx Sep 20, 2012 02:46 PM

        just serve with coffee, milk, or a blended frozen drink. i think it's perfect. i love cookies, and guests who would complain about getting cookies, maybe they should get no dessert, and instead a cheese plate to go with their "whine".
        cookie on!

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          maxie Sep 20, 2012 05:48 PM

          I love a cookie and ice cream assortment. I would also enjoy the milkshake and cookie combo you mention -- just make the shake petite. It is not too separate it you serve the shake glass and cookies on the same plate.

          1. Musie Sep 21, 2012 05:34 AM

            They look like they would make nice ice cream sandwiches.

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              pine time Sep 21, 2012 07:58 AM

              I agree with the half-dipped in chocolate, but to gild the lily further, I've then added a bit of edible silver-leaf (from India store) onto the chocolate. Beautiful and edible. I've done this for Christmas for several years.

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                Matt_in_the_OC Sep 21, 2012 12:26 PM

                Thanks for all the replies. I like all the ideas. I will make one batch (cookies and bars) and try all the different ideas:
                Bars/ice cream
                Dip
                Milkshake
                Alone
                Sandwitch

                Thanks again!

                -Matt

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