A quick and fun way to dress up those GF store-bought cookies is by simply dipping them in melted chocolate and sprinkling on a little GF sprinkles. Sometimes the entire cookie is dipped. Since I wanted children to be able to do these too, these are dipped only as far as would be safe for little fingers. Remember to supervise them at all times as the chocolate is hot! Note: They don’t have to be perfect to look festive and taste yummy.
There are a couple of GF oreo-type cookies out there, including ones by Glutino and Kinnikinnick.
Also, since white chocolate can be a little trickier to melt than milk or dark chocolate, I’ve chosen to make the job even easier by using candy specifically made for dipping, which means no tempering, lumps, or seizing up of the chocolate. There are several brands out there. Wilton is one of the brands that states that their melting chocolate does not contain gluten, nor is it in their plants. Follow the directions on the package. It’s that easy.
Make sure to stir the gently melted chocolate so it will be nice and creamy, otherwise it’s likely to maintain its original shape. Then dip your GF cookie, allowing the excess to drip off. Lay it on wax paper or parchment paper, add GF sprinkles and allow to cool. There’s no need to refrigerate. It hardens fairly quickly.
I generally like to melt and work with just a cup of it at a time. First the white, then the colored ones. If you want to add a little food coloring to the white chocolate, I recommend adding a drop at a time (after it has melted) until you reach the desired color. Make sure to stir it thoroughly, unless streaks are a part of your intended design. McCormick is one of the brands that states that their food colorings are gluten free.
Aren’t they cute? (They passed both the kid and the grownup test. My husband certainly ate a lot of them.)