Summer Baking Ideas | Sunshine Oreos – Oreos by themselves are just amazeballs, just ask anyone. Even adults want to dunk those bad boys in a nice cold glass of milk. Yum! But rather than pulling them apart and eating them while you binge-watch “Game Of Thrones,” I would suggest trying something fun, like this colorful Sunshine Oreos summer cookie recipe instead.
Unlike a regular Oreo, this one’s coated entirely in melted candy and fondant, and what you’ll have is a dessert that’s so darn cute that it will be the ultimate summer treat. You and your kids can eat them together at a picnic or at the beach. They also make great snacks at a birthday party. Of course, you might want to eat a few in the kitchen before you take them out for your kids and their friends to devour. No one will judge!
What I like most about this Sunshine Oreos recipe is that they’re so bright and colorful, it just puts you in a mood to celebrate. Best of all, these treats are super easy to make, and a lot of fun too. That’s how you trick your kids into helping out in the kitchen, by the way. Once they’re done, your kids will forever thank you for taking a few minutes to cook something so cute for them!
So, if you and your kids are obsessed with cookies like we are, then make sure that the sun, the heat, the pool, and of course, these Sunshine Oreos are part of your summer!
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups light blue candy melts
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 12 Oreo cookies
- Store-bought yellow cake fondant
- Vanilla buttercream
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set it aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
Dip each Oreo cookie in melted candy and coat the cookie entirely. Carefully place on a lined baking sheet and allow to set in the fridge for about 1 hour.
Cover a clean working surface with cornstarch and roll out your fondant, about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out small circles and set them aside (I used a Wilton 1M tip to get a perfect size). With scissors, cut small rectangular strips and set them aside.
Once cookies are set, spread some buttercream on the back of your fondant pieces and assemble to look like a sun on each cookie (you can use a toothpick to apply the buttercream for the sun’s “rays”). Summer is here! Happy school break!