Wondering what to do with your stash of leftover chocolate chip cookies? DON’T THROW THEM OUT!!! Crumble, crush, or leave them whole to make new and exciting dessert recipes.
Hey, hey, Cookie Monster!
Do you have a pile of leftover chocolate chip cookies? If you overestimated your snacking abilities, your stash of cookies might not be as fresh as they once were.
Since tossing out perfectly good cookies is a crime against dessert, you need some options. Say hello to new and exciting dessert recipes, starting with a simple chocolate chip cookie.
Think cookie pancakes, ice cream sandwiches, cookie dip, and more. So, put down that half-eaten cookie and get ready to dive into the world of leftover cookie magic.
You may also be interested in how to store chocolate chip cookies. Freezing cookies is a fantastic option that keeps them fresh for months.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
If you're looking for an easy way to bring new life to your favorite chocolate chip cookies, look no further than these ice cream sandwiches. Crispy or chewy cookies make a tasty sandwich.
Grab two cookies. Then plop a scoop of your favorite ice cream on a single cookie and top it with the second cookie.
Dip the edges in melted chocolate and rainbow sprinkles for an extra sweet touch. Freeze these sweet treats until firm and enjoy.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles
Truffles are an elegant way to use up cookies. Mix cookie crumbs and softened cream cheese together and roll the mixture into balls. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, then dip the truffles in melted chocolate.
Once set, dust them with cocoa powder or sprinkle them with more cookie crumbs.
These make a beautiful (and delicious) dessert platter at any party. Truffles will become one of your new favorite ways to use old cookies.
Whipping up a batch of cookie butter may become your all-time favorite thing to do with leftover cookies.
Simply drop your cookies in a food processor and blend until they're finely crumbed. Then, add a few extra ingredients and blend again until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Spread cookie butter on toast, stir it into oatmeal, or just eat it straight off the spoon.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes
Chocolate chip cookie pancakes are a delicious way to start your day. Simply add some chocolate chip cookie crumbs to your favorite pancake batter recipe.
For delicious results, cook the pancakes as usual, then top them with more cookie crumbs and serve with syrup. It's the perfect Sunday morning treat for the whole family.
Cookie Crumb Pie Crust (or tart crust)
Making a cookie crust is one of the best ways to use those extra cookies. And make an impressive dessert at the same time. Crisp chocolate chip cookies are the best for cookie pie crust.
Process two cups of cookie crumbs with a few tablespoons of melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a pie pan. Then bake, cool, and add your favorite filling.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries
Who says dessert can't be healthy, or rather healthy-ish? These stuffed strawberries are a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Mix cream cheese and crushed cookie crumbs to make the creamy, crunchy filling. Then stuff the mixture into the strawberries. Now watch your family gobble up these yummy dessert bites in seconds.
Crushed Cookie Cake Pops
Cake pops are so last year. It's time to try something new. Crumbled cookie cake pops are easy and fun to make.
Just crumble cookies and mix them with buttercream. Pop them onto a stick before dipping them in melted chocolate.
Decorate them to fit any party theme, and they will disappear faster than you can say, "yum!"
Sometimes, the best recipes are the simplest. Try making dark chocolate bark with cookie pieces for a quick and delicious treat. Do a rough chop of the cookies to see the pieces in the bark.
Spread the cookie chunks onto wax paper. (A few crushed candy canes are a great addition to this recipe during the holidays.)
Then melt chocolate chips, pour onto the cookie pieces, and let the bark set. Once it's hardened, break it into pieces and enjoy.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
Cookie Crumble Ice Cream Topping
This one is so easy, you could do it in your sleep. Crumble a few cookies (use your hands), sprinkle them over your favorite ice cream, and voila. You've got a fancy dessert in seconds.
Top with whipped cream and a cherry on top for an extra indulgent touch. It's worth it.
Cookie Chunk Fudge
Got some stale cookies lying around? Don't toss them out just yet.
Instead, chop them up into small pieces. Then make your favorite fudge recipe and mix the cookie pieces with melted chocolate.
Refrigerate it for a couple of hours until it's firm. Then cut the candy into squares. Share the delicious, chocolatey fudge with your friends. It will be hard to stop eating these tasty treats.
Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores
Who said s'mores had to be boring? Elevate this classic campfire treat by replacing the graham crackers with a couple of your leftover cookies.
Top with gooey marshmallows (microwave them for 10-20 seconds for maximum gooeyness) and sandwich between another cookie. The perfect combination of crunchy, chewy, and gooey.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed French Toast
This recipe is perfect for weekend mornings when you want something special but don't want to spend all day in the kitchen.
Give French toast a delicious twist by stuffing it with a dollop of cookie-cream cheese mixture.
Dip in the egg mixture and cook on a griddle until golden brown. Top with syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Add a side of fresh fruit for a brunch that never tasted so good.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake
Milkshakes are always a great idea. And with leftover chocolate chip cookies thrown in, you won't be able to resist.
Blend milk, ice cream, and your favorite cookies until smooth. For an extra indulgent treat, drizzle chocolate syrup on top and sprinkle on a few chocolate chips. Hello, creamy, dreamy dessert!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Cake
Crumb cakes don't always start with whole cookies. But the best crumb cakes do. Crumble your chocolate chip cookies and mix them with homemade breadcrumbs. No extra flour needed. This cake is an impressive way to use leftover cookies and breadcrumbs at the same time.
Alternatively, use cookie crumbles as a cake or quick bread topping. Or mix crushed cookies into your favorite cake batter for an extra cookie-flavored treat.
Fried Ice Cream with Crushed Cookie Coating
Who loves fried ice cream? Are you raising your hand? This classic dessert is often coated in cornflakes and deep-fried. But not this time.
Forget the deep-fried cornflake mess. Take it up a notch by rolling the ice cream balls in a crunchy, sweet cookie coating. Coat the balls and then refreeze until they are solid. You will love this cheater method.
Fruit Crisp with Cookie Topping
If you're in the mood for something a little fruitier, try using your cookies as a topping for a fruit crisp or crumble. The combination of juicy fruit and crunchy cookie bits is a match made in dessert heaven. It's like a healthy-ish dessert because, you know, fruit is good for you.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread Pudding
Stale bread and cookies will never be a problem again. Don't throw them out. Try this solution instead - chocolate chip cookie bread pudding.
It's the perfect way to use your leftover cookies (and stale bread). Just mix them together with milk, eggs, and chocolate chunks. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, bake them up, and voila! You've got a warm and gooey dessert perfect for a cold scoop of ice cream.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies treats are already tasty, but why not take it up a notch with some crumbled cookies? It's fun. It's unexpected. It'll get devoured!
Use a combination of Rice Krispies cereal and crumbled cookies, and you're ready to rock.
No Bake Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake bars are always a crowd-pleaser. Throw crumbled cookies into the mix, and the dessert just got an upgrade.
Cookie crumbs make the crust, and the chocolate chip cookie chunks are part of the cream cheese filling. Chill and serve this decadent treat that everyone will love.
Pudding Parfait Cups
Looking for an easy and elegant dessert? Pudding parfait cups are the way to go.
Just layer crumbled cookies with your favorite pudding or mousse in small cups or glasses, and you've got a dessert that looks like it came from a fancy restaurant.
For a truly show-stopping dessert, try a layered trifle. You need a large glass bowl or trifle dish so your guests can drool over all the yummy layers they see.
Start with a base of crumbled cookies, followed by mousse, fruit, and whipped cream. Repeat again until you are an inch from the top. It's the perfect dessert for a party or potluck.
If you're a fan of banana pudding, why not switch things up and add some crumbled cookies into the mix? It's an easy twist on a classic. And chocolate chip cookies are always the five-star alternative to vanilla wafers.
Cookie crumbles, bananas, and vanilla pudding layers make up this exciting dessert.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Dip
Want a surefire hit at parties? You only need your cream cheese filling and a handful of crumbled chocolate chip cookies. Mix and enjoy the dip with graham crackers, pretzels, or fruit slices. It's like a party in your mouth.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
Brownies are always a crowd-pleaser. Fold crushed chocolate chip cookie pieces into your favorite brownie mix. Add a few chocolate chips for that extra chocolaty, gooey consistency.
Dust the brownies with cocoa or powdered sugar for a professional touch. And watch your friends scarf them down.
Crushed Chocolate Chip Cookie Topping (for hot chocolate)
This is the perfect wintertime treat. Top your favorite hot chocolate with whipped cream and crumbled cookies.
Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel for an extra touch of flavor. Then, cozy up on the couch and enjoy your warm, comforting drink.
This recipe is especially good when made with milk chocolate chips. Yum!
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Hungry for More Leftover Dessert Creations?
- Too much leftover cake? Get creative ideas for the best leftover cake desserts. You may also be interested in reading up how long cake lasts.
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