Posted on November 24 2010
Mmm.. these little guys are really REALLY yummy! They were all gobbled up here in the shop right after, and maybe a few before, we photographed them.
To make your own acorn friends mix up a batch of our Favorite Chocolate Cutout Cookie Dough, cut acorns, bake and let cool.
After they are completely cool melt together a 50/50 mix of Milk Chocolate Candy Melts and White Chocolate Candy Melts. Mixing them together gives your acorn caps the perfect light brown color. Start with enough candy melts in a small microwaveable bowl so that the melted candy is deep enough to dip your cookies. Melt at 20 second intervals stirring in between. Just heat until melted. DO NOT OVERHEAT your candy melts or they may become thick and unusable.
Dip the caps of your acorns straight down into the melted candy melts watching carefully to just coat the caps. Pull your acorn up and scrape the back along the edge of the bowl to remove excess candy melt. Watch to make sure this doesn't cause cookie crumbs to get mixed in with your pretty melted candy. Place on wax paper to dry.
Use a toothpick dipped in your still melted candy melts to apply your Royal Icing Eyes. And your done! Now its time to taste.. we know.. right.. they are so delicious!
We like to put Royal Icing Eyes on just about anything edible, but they are pretty adorable without them too.
We know what you're thinking "I would love to make these for Thanksgiving but its too late to order my supplies!" Well have no fear, autumn is not over yet and what better reason to make some acorn friends than knowing a cold and snowy winter is right around the corner. For some fun packaging try our Glassine Bakery Bags and Cappuccino Brown Bakers Twine.
♥ Supply List
• Acorn Cutter
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Chocolate Candy Melts
• Royal Icing Eyes
• Chocolate Cookie Dough
• small microwaveable bowl
• wax paper
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