Twice Baked Cake Cookies

Miss Niss accidentally created a new dessert.  And she’s taking a pause from recapping her honeymoon to share it with you.

A few weeks ago, I had this great idea to make football shaped cake pops for Football Sunday.

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Everything was going smoothly in the beginning.  I decided I could use boxed cake mix and would make my own vanilla buttercream frosting.  I baked the chocolate cake, let it cool, and crumbled it up in a bowl.

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And formed the cake-frosting dough into the best football shaped pops I could.

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I let them sit in the fridge for a while and to be sure they were ready to get covered in chocolate, I placed them in the freezer for a bit too.  When I heated up my chocolate melts, things started to take a turn for the worst.

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The sticks inserted into the cake pops perfectly and I thought I was okay.  The first time I attempted cake pops, my cake balls were too heavy and fell off their sticks.  Remember my turkey cake balls?  They were the fattest turkey dessert I’ve ever seen.

I thought my footballs were small enough, but I was wrong.  They fell off the sticks into the melted chocolate.  And, the chocolate got clumpy.  Something went wrong in the melting process and my cake pops did not get a smooth finish.

I handled the kitchen failure like any adult.  I tasted my mixture to confirm was it was delicious.  I only had a mini panic attack while my Mr. tried to remedy my clumpy chocolate.  And when he couldn’t fix it either, I moved on to plan B.

I decided I might as well experiment and turn my failure into cookies.  I reshaped the remaining footballs into flatter footballs and baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

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It worked! My twice baked cookies tasted delicious, like vanilla, chocolate fudgey, brownie cake bites.  I used a candy decorating pen to draw the football stitch lines.

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My footballs tasted a lot like cake pops, but less mushy.  I would definitely make this accident happen again in my kitchen.  If you like fudgey, brownie-like cookies, turn your cake pop dough into cookies too!

Have you had any kitchen failures lately? I’d love to hear about it. And I want to hear your cake pop tips!

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