In celebration of my new blog, I did a little baking last night. Many of you may be familiar with yo-yo cookies that are sold at Publix bakeries. I first had a yo-yo my freshman year of college and immediately fell in love. It is simply a heap of buttercream frosting sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies. I searched last year for a recipe online to make for a friend’s birthday and since then have made them often. The recipe I found and use every time can be found at: http://pumpkin-and-spice.blogspot.com/2008/09/yo-yo-party-cookies.html.
These cookies always turn out a lighter color than most cookie recipes I use, but are always firm and perfectly chewy which makes it easy to sandwich icing in between them. I make the cookies first and allow them to cool while I make the frosting. I try and match up the cookies evenly and spoon icing in between. I then refrigerate the cookies to allow the icing to harden slightly because I dip some of the yo-yo’s into melted chocolate and add some sprinkles, just how they are seen at Publix.
Above is a close-up of a yo-yo after being dipped into melted chocolate. The picture on the right is a final preview of some of the yo-yo’s before being delivered as a birthday treat! Clearly, mine don’t look as good as those found in Publix, but hey, it’s all about taste right? and as my Dad always says, “Boy, Ain’t them some mighty fine tastin’ cookies”