Malissa and I have a very big birthday coming up at the end of this month. We turn 26! Now you may be asking yourself “why is 26 a very big deal?” And I’ll tell you. Because it’s our birthday. We have always celebrated our birthday like it was the years biggest holiday and for the birthday person it really is right? Luckily for me, I’ve always shared that day with my twin and so we’ve gotten away with making that day a really big deal. Every. Year. And this year is no different. Except that it might be even bigger because we have this blog to spread it around with!
Now we knew we wanted to lead up to our day with birthday related posts and we thought “since there’s two of us we better do two whole weeks of birthday posts!” But then we realized it was us we were talking about and we deserve more than two weeks of attention. So we’re doing the rest of September. So forget about summer and lemonade already and focus on birthdays! Especially ours. And, ok, the 27 people you know who also have September birthdays.
Not a birthday cake but a cookie disguised as a birthday candle. Yes!
- Rolled Wafer Cookies //
- White Chocolate Chips //
- Plastic Knife //
- Bowl //
- Kitchen Shears or Knife //
I was so excited to find these cute blue and pink colored wafer cookies at Big Lots but really any rolled wafer cookie would work! Even if you just used the Pepperidge Farm pirouette cookies, you could add food color to your white chocolate to add some fun color to your cookies.
Take your cookies and cut them in half with kitchen shears. I found that cutting faster actually gave a better, more clean cut.
Melt your white chocolate chips. Be sure to reserve some for the last step and you’ll only need a little bit melted. I used a double broiler method. Using a plastic knife, paint a stripe of chocolate down the cookie. I just followed the crease in the wafers.
You could place these on any surface to let the chocolate set but a wire rack makes it really easy to not ruin the stripes you’ve made.
Once cooled, place a small dab of chocolate on one of the ends and then adhere a chocolate chip and allow that to dry to the cookie.
Use them just as cookies or even as edible candles in your cake. Although they won’t light for making a wish…which is either terrible or preferable depending on whether or not you’re scared of fire and how heavily you rely on birthday wishes.