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Quick dessert using up bunch broken chocolate chip cookies?

Made tons cookies for party and have leftovers and many broke. What can I do with them other than cake pops using cream cheese?

asked by Lara about 2 months ago

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cv
cv
added about 2 months ago

I'm pretty lazy so I'd probably just sprinkle them over ice cream, as a crunchy topping.

I suppose other easy uses would be as a substitution in tiramisù or a trifle for the standard lady finger cookies called for in both dishes. These would be non-standard adaptations but I would think they would taste okay.

Actually, I kind of like the idea of doing some sort of layered ice cream but that would require you to soften ice cream, mold it, add a layer of cookies, add more soft ice cream, etc., freeze until solid and serve. That's too much work for me but it might work for others.

Anyhow, I have no specific recipes to point you do. These were just a few ideas off the top of my head.

Best of luck.

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BerryBaby
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added about 2 months ago

Individual desserts.... start with a fancy wine glass. Add cookie pieces, a layer of whipped topping (or vanilla pudding), sliced bananas, more cookies, a layer of whipped topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Top with a fresh berry.😋 BB

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added about 2 months ago

Oops! I didn’t read the responses before jumping in to post. EmilyNunn, sorry I didn’t read yours first, however we both have the same idea...great minds!

nance
added about 2 months ago

Building on everyone else's great brainstorm here with layered parfaits...if you're hosting, why not have a Parfait Bar? You can offer up flavours of ice cream, some whipped cream, a few fresh berries/fruits, pudding(s), and as a timesaver, Philadelphia cream cheese even offers a cheesecake filling in a tub. (Now I wish *I* had some broken cookies to use up!)

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Nancy
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added about 2 months ago

Make cookie Crumb pie crust (one large or individuals), then serve with filling of your choice.

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Lara
added about 1 month ago

Yes I did this and a chocolate fudge with cookie bits inside

Nancy
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added about 1 month ago

Lara - glad it worked out!
What could be better than chocolate with more chocolate?

Smaug
added about 2 months ago

Why not just eat them? Most people who bake eat a lot of broken cookies.

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HalfPint
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added about 2 months ago

I'm a little late to the game, but I would recommend mixing broken cookies into ice cream (aka cookies & cream). My favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor, Cookies & Milk, does this with choc chip cookies and brownie bits. Soften ice cream, mix in cookies, and refreeze.

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Smaug
added about 2 months ago

I believe that commercial makers use specially formulated cookies for those mixes; ordinary cookies turn soggy.

HalfPint
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added about 2 months ago

@smaug, the cookies are soggy in Cookies & Milk ice cream, just like they are in Cookies N' Cream ice cream.

Smaug
added about 2 months ago

I'll take your word for it, and avoid the ice cream. That was something I saw on TV (probably), if they said what brands it applied to it's long forgotten.

Polly Vraneza
added about 1 month ago

Instead of a graham cracker crust for your cheesecake, use finely crumbled chocolate cookies.

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Smaug
added about 1 month ago

They're actually chocolate chip cookies, but someone else mentioned a crust as a possibility- have to wonder how that would work out with the chips. Well, I don't have to- I could try it or ignore it. Howsoever, I choose to wonder.

Polly Vraneza
added about 1 month ago

I have done it with a chocolate/vanilla marbled cheesecake and it added another dimension. Crunch and additional chocolate can’t be beat. Actually like it more than a graham cracker crust.

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Smaug
added about 1 month ago

My worry would be that the chocolate would melt out the bottom and burn- burnt chocolate can be beat(en) rather easily. Do you mean you've done it with chocolate cookies (not unusual) or with chocolate chip?

Christine Montezemolo
added about 1 month ago

You could make Ina Garten's Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake. It's kind of like a tiramisu, but using chocolate chip cookies instead of ladyfingers. Of course, Ina uses unbroken cookies in layers; but since the cookies are transformed into cake by cream and mascarpone, by serving time,
no one will know that your cookies are broken.
https://www.foodnetwork...

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Wendy Bussell
added about 1 month ago

If its for one person, I would put the broken bits in a bowl, pour milk over and eat with a spoon! All. By. Myself.

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