Melanie made some yummy cookies for one of her best friend for her birthday, who also had a buffet of sushi for her birthday dinner. Her friend, Cheri, loves crème brulee.
So Melanie took a spin on the normal crème brulee by making them into cookies.
The crème brulee filling was a quick (technically cheating) brulee that features a French Vanilla Instant Pudding mix. Melanie mixed the pudding with milk and heavy cream. The milk and heavy cream were cold, and once the pudding mix was added, it was instantly thickening.
Once the mix was well incorporated, she put it into the fridge to set up while she made the cookie base.
Butter and sugar
Ready to roll
The cookies themselves are basically a soft sugar cookie. Melanie took that recipe for a spin as well and added some orange extract to the dough. The dough was rolled into about 2 in balls and placed 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. The cookies only took about 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350* oven.
Once the cookies were done baking, they were immediately pressed with the back of a spoon to create a little well in the middle. Taking the pudding out of the fridge, she put a little spoonful into the well of the cookie.
After all the cookies had the pudding on, she sprinkled brown sugar on them. This part can also be done with Turbinada sugar.
Under the broiler, the cookies went, not long at all, just enough to melt the sugar. This part can be done with a kitchen torch, which Melanie has, but she ran out of butane. Let's face it, Melanie loves playing with fire. :)
The cookies were absolutely fabulous. Let us know in the comments if you want us to do a Baked video on these! And Happy Birthday Cheri!!!