About a month ago I was invited to participate in Donsuemor’s “Dessert a Day” Celebration, a month long celebration which will take place during the month of October in honor of National Dessert Month. And, if there is one National Food Holiday celebration I don’t want to miss… it’s definitely Dessert Month!
A few days after I letting them know I would love to participate in the celebration, I received a lovely box filled with Donsuemor’s Traditional Madeleines. Now that I had the goods in my pretty little hands, it was time to get the daydreaming dessert wheels cranking away and figure out what would be a quick and easy dessert to make with these beautiful and delicate cookies. So, the first thing that came to mind were
cake cookie pops. Sure, why not?
Because the taste of these cookies is so delicate, I decided to bind the cookie crumbs with cream cheese instead of the traditional cake pop frosting and to help round out the “cheesecake” flavor I added a hint of vanilla extract and just a little more sugar.
- 14 Donsuemor Traditional Madeleine Cookies
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 12 lollipop sticks
- pearl colored jimmies (optional)
- Finely crumble cookies with your hands in a medium sized bowl. Add cream cheese, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar. Mix well and form 1 ounce balls.
- Place cheesecake balls on a small tray and transfer to the freezer for 15-20 minutes. While cheesecake balls are chilling prepare the white chocolate ganache.
- Pour white chocolate chips into a small bowl and place over a double boiler over low heat. Stir until melted.
- Remove double broiler from the stove and place over a heat-safe surface. Remove a few cheesecake balls from the freezer at a time and place a lollipop stick into each one.
- Dip pops one at a time into the melted chocolate, gently shake to remove any excess chocolate and dip into jimmies. Repeat until all cheesecake pops have been coated.
- Transfer to the fridge until ready to serve.