Give one of these precious Oreo Angels to all of your little angels this holiday season and see the magic that a chocolate-covered cookie holds. They will all shine bright and maybe even make the nice list.
I'm not saying the kids will become perfect little angels, only that for a moment while the lollipops are in their mouths, there will be peace.
This holiday season, I'm going to do my best to sprinkle in some super easy edible craft projects among the more challenging ones and write short, to-the-point posts, so I can get back in the kitchen and work on more projects.
Last week, I shared Mega M&M's Christmas Ornaments, which truly couldn't be a more simple craft to create.
Todays, Oreo Angels are just a little more complicated than the M&M project, but I used store-bought ingredients for all the decorations, so there's no pulling pans and bowls out or lots of dishes to wash. They come together quickly and are a fun edible craft to make with the kids.
White Fudge Oreos
black food coloring marker
gold luster dust
Shortbread Cookies (thin and shaped like flowers)
silver luster dust
candies - Starburst Fruit Chews, Tootsie Rolls, salt water taffy, fruit roll-ups
Edible Glue - Betty Crocker Cookie Icing or white Candy Melts
food use only paintbrush - I used a fan brush. You could also use a cotton swab instead of a paintbrush.
Items used to make this project are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales).
Use a sharp knife to smooth out the edges of your White Fudge Oreos if they are not perfectly round.
Draw eyes and a mouth onto each Oreo Cookie using a black food coloring marker.
Cut an oval hole in the middle of each apricot using a knife or a small oval cutter to create a halo. Brush with gold luster dust, if you'd like.
Unwrap candies. If needed, heat one piece of candy at a time in the microwave on defrost for about 10 seconds to soften. Flatten out the candy, then cut it into angel hair. Shape it over the top of an Oreo and cut off excess. Do one candy at a time as they don't stay soft for very long.
Cut two petals off each flower-shaped shortbread. Brush them with silver luster dust. Glue two cookies together at the cut seam using cookie icing or melted Candy Melts. Attach to the back of an Oreo Angel using either of the edible glues. Allow the edible glue to dry completely.
Serve the Oreo Angels on a platter.
Or attach lollipop sticks or paper straws to the backside of each angel using melted Candy Melts. Spoon some of the candy melts onto the back side of the cookies, set a stick on top, and add more candy melts to cover the stick. Allow them to dry completely before moving them.
Being the apricot halos stick out from the front of the cookie, I found it easiest to set the angels flat by hanging them over the edge of my cutting board, allowing the apricot to touch the table. I hadn't planned on putting them on sticks until I was done. You might find it easier to add the halos after you put them on sticks.
Aren't they sweet?
You might also like to check out these Pretzel Pop Angels I made for Kids Activities Blog.
Here are some of my other quick and easy Christmas Recipes.