Sunday, July 22, 2012

Olympic Gold Medal Cookies

As soon as I started thinking about the Olympics back in about April I knew I wanted to make some gold medals.  I also knew I had to use some milk chocolate digestive biscuits for the medal since the games are in London this year.

It is totally weird that I LOVE digestives but I do.   I can't even buy them or they will disappear overnight.  If you don't know what they are, "digestives" are an English cookie that is made from wheat flour.  This may not sound that great but it makes the most wonderful crumbly texture.  And the digestives I love are covered in chocolate on one side. 

{of course.}

To.  Die.  For.  I swear.  You can find them at World Market or other places that sell British imports.

I used McVities brand for this but Cadbury's are actually my favorite (Shhh don't tell anyone who is English.)

Anyway, I was trying to figure out how to make these medals and was totally planning on hand painting some gold luster dust on each cookie.  Then, a few weeks ago my friend Dorothy posted these super cute hand pie medals and used Duff gold cake spray.


So I sprayed them instead and it was SO easy.  These literally take about 5 minutes to spray and once they are dry you can assemble them in about ten seconds.  Don't you love themed treats that are so easy anybody can do it?

It is more fun to have a party when you aren't totally exhausted from preparing for it.


When my husband came home from work after I made these he asked how I made them gold.

I said,
"Oh I just used spray paint of course.  I"m  pretty sure it's non-toxic."

And then I ate one right in front of him.  And savored every crumble.

And watched his expression.

You should try it sometime.

These are the sour strips I used for my "ribbon".  I found them at Shopko. (Walmart and Target did NOT have them.) Dorothy used Airheads for her ribbons so you could do that as well.  I even saw some XL Airheads at Maverik that were already blue and red striped!  The ribbons for the real medals this year are royal purple in honor of the Queen's Jubilee, so I also think it would be cute to do purple Laffy Taffy. (Maverik also has those in big honkin slices.) Pretty much... you have tons of options for the ribbon. Use whatever you want.

Olympic Gold Medal Cookies
Recipe by Dip It In Chocolate

-1 box chocolate covered Digestive biscuits
-Gold Duff cake decorating spray (Michaels has this in the cake decorating section.)
-1 pkg blue and red Airheads Xtremes sour strips, or similar

Lay your cookies out on a paper towel and spray them with gold Duff spray. Look at my picture and you can choose whether you'd rather spray the chocolate side or the plain side with writing on it.  I did about 3 coats and let them dry a bit between each because I wanted a really true gold color.  When dry, store in an airtight container.

When almost ready to serve, lay cookies out on serving plate and tuck two "ribbons" into the top of each medal.  You can actually attach them with melted chocolate/candymelts/candywriter or royal icing if you want.  

I think they are cute as is but you can also add something to the medal if you want, using pieces of candy or fondant.

Like your own name.

Wear it to the grocery store and tell strangers you are an Olympic medalist.  Then flounce away.

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Lauren McAwesome said...

Gold Cake Spray!?! That sounds amazing. Can't wait for Opening Ceremonies!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love how you teased your husband. That's perfect! These are adorable and thanks so much for the shout out. :)

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Dorothy, thanks for the cake spray tip!

DANIELLE said...


Asmita said...

Super cute!

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