For neighbor and co-worker gifts this year, I decided to do something a little bit less stressful. This is a really easy treat to do because the cookies are already made(and delicious!).
Here's what you'll need:
Package of Oreo-type cookies
Dipping chocolate (I used white and milk; you can do any combination)
Sugar crystal sprinkles
A double-boiler pan
Wax or parchment paper
I don't have a double-boiler, so I used a saucepan with a plate on top. We have a set of plates that are almost bowl-shaped in the bottom (we call them bowl-plates), and it worked really well.
First, turn your water in the double-boiler on low, and put your milk chocolate in the top. Slowly melt your chocolate. Don't turn it up too high, or your chocolate will denature. Once it is all melted, start dipping your oreos and laying them out on the parchment paper. Sprinkle the sugar crystals on before the chocolate has a chance to harden, which should take a while, so you will have a bit of time to do this step.
Next, melt your white chocolate. I used another pan and plate and did the white chocolate at the same time as the milk chocolate, but if you only have one pan you will have to wash out the top. Put your white chocolate in a sturdy sandwich baggie, cut a hole in the corner of the bag, and drizzle the chocolate along the top of the dipped oreos.
Now, just wait for them to cool completely before you try to get them off the paper, or else the chocolate on the bottom of the cookies will be left behind.