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Quick & adorbs baseball cookies you can make this weekend

These little gems didn't make the first-round draft pick for Monday’s newsletter — but after the 17th time I mentioned to Alli how much I loved them, she told me to do something about it. So here we are! A quick fun snack to make for any baseball party you’re throwing or headed to this weekend. They are also perfect for the 4th of July — because what is more ’Merican than baseball?!

White Chocolate-Covered Baseball Cookies

Ingredients:

Package of your favorite round cookies. (We used Oreos, they’re our mom’s favorite ❤.)

Package of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips. (If I buy any brand but this one, good grief, I never hear the end of it from Alli. It’s the best for melting.)

Tube of red frosting with a small tip. ( If they only have large tubes, you may have to pick up a pack of decorating tips. You can get both in any grocery store baking aisle.)

*Side note: If you’re short on time or don’t feel like melting chocolate, pick up a package of pre-made, white chocolate-covered cookies and a tube of red frosting. Then read the directions below, just in case someone asks for your chocolate dipping technique and you want to stick with your “I handmade these!” claim.*

Directions:

  1. Line a cookie pan with wax paper.
  2. Pour the chocolate chips into a double boiler over medium heat. (If you’re like, “Who owns a double boiler?!” don’t worry. Just fill a saucepan with a little bit of water and set a metal bowl — that doesn't fall into the saucepan but rests on the edges — into it.) Stir until all the chips are melted.
  3. Place one cookie on a fork and hold it over the melted chocolate. Spoon the white chocolate over it until it’s covered. There’s really no right or wrong way to do this. I started dropping cookies into the chocolate, picking them up with the fork and then spooning chocolate over them. (This is why Alli rarely solicits my help.) Once the cookie is covered, place it on the wax paper. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
  4. Set cookies aside until the chocolate hardens. (You can pop them into the fridge/freezer to speed up the process if you’re in a hurry.)
  5. Once the chocolate is hard, take the red frosting tube, draw one slight curve on the left and another on the right. Draw little dashes along each curve.
  6. Set aside for a few minutes so the frosting sets and you’re done!

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