Cookies… The ultimate go-to baked good and comfort food for both kids and adults. They have withstood the test of time, originating in Persia during the 7th century when the use of sugar became widespread. While they vary with different recipes calling for chocolate chips, nuts or spices, there are other ways to be creative in terms of cookie-making. Oftentimes, they are made into a sandwich with two being paired with a creamy additive. However, to up the ante slightly, stuffing the cookie itself is also a great option. Filling a cookie with an unusual ingredient can make for an interesting treat for fans of them. Since Christmas is a good time to try new recipes, here is a list of possible cookie fillings that you can try:
1) Canned fruit or preserves such as peaches or pineapple can be a delicious additive and can help provide a small serving of the daily fruit intake recommended.
2) Pretzels – Salty and sweet is a great combination for desserts and the pretzel helps to add crunch to cookies that have a soft, gooey consistency.
3) Goat cheese – While it sounds like it may ruin the flavour of a cookie, it can do the opposite by balancing out the sweetness of it.
4) Marshmallow – Cookies that are filled with it will be extra gooey and decadent.
5) Salted caramel crème – Salted caramel is on-trend in chocolate right now and can be placed inside of cookies, specifically ones that are relatively plain.
6) Oreos – Baking a cookie into another cookie is a recipe for decadence – a creative treat that will prove to be fun to make as well as eat.
7) Nutella – This chocolate spread has experienced a resurgence in popularity this year. For those who like the chocolate spread on toast, it can serve as a welcome additive in cookies too.