Caramelized White Chocolate Spritz Cookies

These caramelized white chocolate spritz cookies are not only amazingly delicious, they are helping to fight pediatric cancer. 

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Let’s talk about the magic that is caramelized white chocolate and how it can save kids from cancer. I already am a huge fan of white chocolate and caramelizing never is a bad thing so when first heard the term “caramelized white chocolate” I knew I had to get in on it. Other than requiring you to hover near the oven for 3 to stir every 5 minutes for 30 minutes, it is actually easy to make. All you need is some good, real white chocolate (none of that candy coating stuff), a clean rimmed baking sheet, and a spatula. And an oven of course. I actually made mine in a toaster oven! Just please, please be sure there is not a single drop of water on any of your tools. Water will cause the white chocolate to seize which is not a fun time.

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At first while melting the chocolate, it may appear a bit dry. Don’t worry! It will smooth out just have patience and don’t immediately toss it in the garbage (unless you got water in it, in which case you may want to start over). Every time you stir the chocolate around you will notice it getting creamier and tanner. After 30 minutes it will resemble peanut butter (a little darker than the pictures I have because unfortunately I forgot to take shots of the final product). Take a taste and get excited because that stuff is going into cookies!

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Not just any cookies either, cookies for kids’ cancer. Starting this month for every OXO product sold with this sticker on it,OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers near you. For more information about OXO’s involvement with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, visit oxogoodcookies.com. To learn more about this worthy cause, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.

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Where can you find OXO & Cookies for Kids’ Cancer on social media?

Twitter: @OXO / @Cookies4Kids
Instagram: @OXO / @Cookies4Kids
Facebook: facebook.com/OXO / facebook.com/CookiesForKidsCancer
Pinterest: pinterest.com/OXO / pinterest.com/Cookies4Kids

There is also s dedicated hashtag for this campaign to use when sharing via social media: #OXOGoodCookies

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One year ago: Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

Two years ago: Speculoos S’mores Cheesecake Bars

Three years ago: Baked Falafels

CARAMELIZED WHITE CHOCOLATE SPRITZ COOKIES

Makes approximately 7 dozen cookies, depending on shape

Ingredients:

2 oz. good quality white chocolate, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and place rack in center of oven.
  2. Spread white chocolate in an even layer on a clean rimmed baking sheet (csn line with silicone mat if desired).
  3. Put in oven for ten minutes, remove pan and use a rubber spatula to stir and spread white chocolate. Return to oven and repeat for additional 20-30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, or until white chocolate begins to turn light brown (it may look dry but keep going).
  4. When caramelized white chocolate is done, stir in sea salt. Set aside, and turn up oven to 375 degrees.
  5. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg until incorporated. Mix in the caramelized white chocolate. Gradually add flour, beating until well incorporated.
  6. Place dough in cookie press with desired dish. Press dough out onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 1-2 inches apart. Top with sprinkles, if using.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time, or until starting to brown on the edges. Cool on wire rack.

Source: Caramelized white chocolate adapted slightly from Keep It Sweet Desserts and David Lebovitz. Cookies adapted from OXO Cookie Press booklet.

Disclosure: OXO provided me with their cookie press, cookie spatula, 3 piece spatula set, measuring cup set, and measuring spoon set as part of the Cookies for Kid’s Cancer campaign. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

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