Using Leftovers in Unusual and Interesting Ways
Once in awhile, an idea pops into my head.
Sometimes these ideas are good and sometimes not. But today, this one turned out to be a good one.
If you have ever eaten Cheryl’s Cookies (a central Ohio company), you know how wonderful they are.
But there can be too much of a good thing!
Somehow, we got an order placed on QVC and an order placed thru the cookie com-pany’s online store at the same time.
So we ended up with 6 dozen
We served them at the annual 4th of July party, but
even 34 guests couldn’t eat that many, especially with all the other wonderful foods that guests brought.
We froze the iced cookies and left the sugar cookies and the snicker-doodles (individually wrapped) in a basket on the counter.
Every once-in-awhile, someone would eat one, but there sat
8 cookies getting stale: 3 sugar cookies and 5 snickerdoodle cookies.
Today I decided that they had been there long enough, but I hated to throw them out for the birds.
What to do, what to do. How about using the cookies to make a crust for a fruit cobbler?
Wait, no fruit! But, there was a can of cherry pie filling in the pantry!
Using the food processor, I ground up the cookies, added ¾ stick of butter, pressed ¾ of the mixture into a greased 8x8” pan, poured in the pie
filling, sprinkled the remaining crumbs over the top and baked in a preheated 350° oven for 20-25 minutes,
served DH a bowl with ice cream melting on the top. He gave it 9.75 out of 10.
(I think the ice cream added at least 2 points.)
So tell us how you use your leftovers in a unusual way!