Introduction: Give It Your Best "Cookie" Shot

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Have you exhausted your baking repertoire while stuck in quarantine? Do you have a pantry full of random chocolate? Well look no further! Dust off your shot glasses and get out that year old cocoa mix, 2 chocolate bunnies, mini nutellas from Christmas, and/or [insert random chocolate item here]. And... give it your best "cookie" shot!

Bored of the same old baked goods? We decided to try something a bit different and see if it worked. To our happy surprise, it did! This recipe is good for the whole family and can be fun to make with kids! We had a lot of fun making this recipe and we hope you will to!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Supplies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. We also had the convection on while baking.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 chocolate easter bunnies
  • 2 mini nutella containers
  • 4 tsp hot cocoa mix

A note about the cookie mix: You do not need to use the same chocolate that we used. One of the points of this recipe is to use that leftover chocolate you are not sure what to do with! Use cocoa mix or cocoa powder or skip that part altogether. Mix in whatever and however much chocolate you have. We used 1 tsp of salt because we were using so much chocolate it was going to be too sweet, if using less chocolate or you like your cookies sweeter, use no more than a 1/2 tsp of salt. We also wanted to add in 1 tsp of vanilla but we didn't have any, in other words, this is a make do with what you have recipe, have fun with it!

Tools for Making the Cookies:

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet
  • cooking spray
  • liquid measuring cup or microwave safe bowl

For the shots:

  • 6 of the wildest shot glasses you have (or as many as desired/own)
  • a butter knife
  • milk (or Baileys for the parents)

Step 2: Make the Cookie Dough

Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl. This includes the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa mix.

Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl, this bowl should be bigger. This includes the sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla if desired.

Melt the butter in the measuring cup or microwave safe bowl. Go by 30 sec increments so as to avoid over heating. Add the butter to the wet ingredients.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing as you go.

Step 3: Mix in Your Chocolate Chunks

The bulk of our chocolate chunks came from 2 chopped up chocolate bunnies. Please be careful while cutting something like this, it can be easy to slip. If children want to help with this step, a butter knife is enough to cut the bulk of the bunny since it's hollow, and then parents can dice the rest with a sharp knife.

We also mixed in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and nutella at this point.

Step 4: Bake

Grease a 12" x 18" cookie sheet.

Spread the cookie dough thinnly across the cookie sheet. You can use a spoon or your fingers for this.

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 5: Create Cookie Shots

Let the cookie sheet cool for no more than 5 minutes. You want it to be soft enough to work with but hard enough that it won't fall apart.

Push a shot glass into the sheet and twist back and forth. Carefully lift up. A cookie circle that perfectly fits within the top rim should now be in the shot glass.

Gently poke an X through the cookie using a butter knife, this is to create a hole through which to pour the milk. Be careful not to push too hard or you'll push the cookie further into the glass. It doesn't have to be perfect!

Slowly pour the milk through the cookie and into the glass. When adding the milk, leave a little bit of space in between the cookie and the milk, try not to over fill. We have a milk spout cap for our milk jug, which we recommend. However, if you don't have that you can use a straw, funnel, or sippy cup to direct the milk. Or you can pour a small amount of milk into a glass to pour from, so you aren't trying to control the whole milk jug while trying the pour the milk through the small hole. (If you are using Bailey's, we recommend the individual shots since they come in little bottles with super small spouts from which to pour from. Thinking about it, if you properly washed it first you could use that Bailey's bottle to pour the milk in as well.) You may need to be creative with this part, and be patient. While one of us had no problem doing this step, the other made a bit of a mess......

Step 6: And Eat!

Tip: When eating the cookie shot, take a bite out of the cookie before trying to tip it up to get the milk out. You can also use a spoon to eat the first part and then push the rest of the cookie into the milk and then take a shot of that. That method works rather well.

Once you are tired of making cookie shots, you can cut the rest up into cookie bars to eat for later (or now)!


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