How do you sweeten chocolate chip cookies AFTER they’re baked?

chocolatechipcookiesI just baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies. But I think I used 1/4 cup less sugar than the recipe called for.

So I’ve been brainstorming ways to make them a bit sweeter now that they’re baked. My favorite so far is use them to make an ice cream sandwich.

What would you recommend?

Marc A. Pitman

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Emily

    dip them in chocolate or a coffee syrup that hardens….

  2. Damien Tougas

    Here is something to try… don’t eat anything with sugar (or honey, maple syrup, or other sweetener) in it for about a week. Then try one of your cookies. I guarantee that it will be one of the sweetest cookies you have ever tasted! It’s amazing how our taste buds adjust to a “baseline” sweetness depending on how much sugar we are used to having in our diet.

  3. Ingrid Williams

    Aside from frosting, my temptation would be to try dipping them in melted butter and tossing in either cinnamon & sugar or powdered sugar. Then again, maybe a sweet cream cheese swirled on top? Mmmmmmm!

  4. Marc

    Emily: Wow! What a great idea!

    Ingrid: Yummy!

    Damien: You know, I’d wondered that myself. My family thought they were fine. So I’ve begun to wonder what it would be like if I reduced sugar in other areas too.

  5. rich

    damiens a phreak, soak the whole thing in butter for 5 minutes each,, then fry for 10 minutes in a butter/oil slurry..
    serve with a side of butter…

  6. Damien Tougas

    Rich,

    Hey, I thought Marc was your friend… now you are trying to kill the guy. What happened?

  7. rjleaman

    I’m with Damien on this one: re-educate your tastebuds! If that fails, however… here are a couple more ideas:
    * crumble up your cookies and blend with softened ice cream and milk to make an ice cream smoothie;
    * dip in your tea (like the Oreo-in-milk concept);
    * crumble, mix with a bit of melted butter, and use as the foundation for a cheesecake or apple torte;
    * sandwich two cookies together with a thin layer of buttercream frosting;
    and/or
    * paint the flat sides with a layer of melted sweetened chocolate & let cool to harden (like chocolate-covered graham wafers).

  8. Marc

    You guys crack me up!

  9. Marc

    Rebecca: It’s nice that the Canadians stick together! 🙂

    I LOVE your other ideas.

    Think I’ll need to make more not-enough-sugar-cookies this weekend!

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