Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Petits Fours Cookies

Petits Fours are possibly the cutest edible things ever! They are miniature cakes or confectionaries that originated in France. These desserts originally came to be because coal ovens were used in the "olden days" kitchens and such small cakes were easy to make as the oven cooled. This would take advantage of as much heat as possible so as not to be wasteful.

These are more of a twist on true petits fours, they don't even use an oven! They are simple no bake treats that look adorable inside and out! 
The "cake" is made from store-bought wafer cookies, which when revealed under the creamy chocolate shell show layer after layer of cookie and icing, and look like you spent a lifetime and a half stacking cookies and icing! 

See all those layers in there!

Let's Start! Here's all the delicious things you'll need:

Slather cream cheese onto your wafer cookies and stack 'em,

Then slice your wafer cookies into adorable little cubes!

Prep your dipping station like so.

Dip each little cube in chocolate - Petit Four!

Then we get to decorate! We all know that's only the second best part to eating them.

Ingredients & Recipe

  • Wafer Cookies
  • 1/4 Cup white chocolate (optional)
  • 1 Cup + milk chocolate
  • Sprinkles & other adornments
  • Cream Cheese (or icing)
Other Supplies
  • microwave or double boiler
  • parchment paper
  • fork and spoon for dipping
Spread cream cheese on a wafer cookie and stack another on top of it, the cream cheese will act as glue to keep them together. Slice each wafer cookie into squares, using the grid on the cookies really helps. For extra fancy-ness, pull the wafers apart and stack - for extra flavour capabilities!
Using a double boiler or a microwave, melt the white and milk chocolate. separately. 
Coat each petit four in the milk chocolate. This works best by dropping the petit four into the chocolate upside down, turning it around in the chocolate with a fork and let any excess drip off back into the melted chocolate through the tines.
Place the petit four onto parchment paper, and top with adornments before the treats dry. Alternatively you can swirl white chocolate through the top with a toothpick.

What other toppings can you think of for these treats? Have fun!

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