Oreo Gnocchi: A Simple and Quick Valentine’s Day Dessert

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Valentine’s Day is full of chocolate lava cakes and red-dyed cheesecakes. While there is nothing wrong with these desserts (trust me, I would never turn down a lava cake), I feel like Valentine’s Day desserts could use a little pizzazz.   And my simple Oreo gnocchi is just that pizzazz your Valentine’s Day dessert is looking for. This recipe was inspired by Tastemade’s Speculoos Dessert Gnocchi video; I just wanted to add some chocolate to mine and what better than Oreos, the cookie beloved by all?

Ingredients:
6 to 8 Oreo cookies
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 tablespoon butter

Separate your cookies and cream. Put the cream to the side and then crush the cookies in a food processor. (You can also put the cookie in a ziplock bag and beat the crud out of them.) You will want 1/2 cup of the crushed Oreo.

Mix the crushed cookie, sugar, salt, egg, and yogurt together. The batter will look super runny, but when you add the flour, the batter will thicken up. Add the milk after you mix in the flour, so the batter isn’t too stiff. There is a delicate balance between too thick and too thin for this recipe. While you want the dough to be thick enough to hold its shape while you pipe out the dumplings, you don’t want it to be thick wallpaper paste. Adding the milk ensures that the dough it not too thick, so don’t skip this step. (If you don’t have milk, almond or coconut milk would work.) Also, I should note that the batter does not look very appetizing at this point, but trust me, it will be delicious.

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Put the mixture in a piping bag or large ziplock bag. Snip off enough of the bottom of the bag to let enough dough through to make a good sized dumpling.  You are going to end up piping the dumplings straight into boiling water. While you pipe the dumplings out, you will be using kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the dumplings straight into a pot of boiling water. (At any point if your shears or knife get sticky, just plop them in the hot water for a second.) The gnocchi dumplings will float to the top when they are done, but honestly, pipe the whole bag into the boiling water and take them out after they are all floating. Overall, this takes about ten-ish minutes.

making gnocchi

Scope the Oreo gnocchi out of the water, and then pan fry them in a 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium/ high heat. You want to brown them and get them crispy slightly. This process takes around three to five minutes. Watch them carefully because they can go from crispy to burned quickly.

Put the Oreo gnocchi in a pretty dish. (Or skip that step and eat them straight out the pan like my husband and I did.) Then melt the Oreo cream you saved and pour the melted cream over the gnocchi. To add some Valentine’s Day flair, you can sprinkle red and pink sprinkles over the dessert.

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Oreo Gnocchi: A Simple and Quick Valentine's Day Dessert
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A super easy dessert perfect for Valentine's Day
Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 Oreo cookies
  • ⅛ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Separate the Oreo cookie from the cream. Put the cream in a separate container. Crush the Oreo cookies. You will need about ½ cup of crushed cookie.
  2. Mix the crushed cookies, sugar, salt, egg and yogurt together. Then mix the flour in. Add the tablespoon of milk last.
  3. Put the mixture in a piping bag or large ziplock bag. Snip off enough of the bottom of the bag to let enough dough through to make a good sized dumpling. While you pipe the dumplings out, you will be using kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the dumplings straight into a pot of boiling water.
  4. The gnocchi dumplings will float to the top when they are done, but honestly, pipe the whole bag into the boiling water and take them out after they are all floating. Overall, this takes about ten-ish minutes.
  5. Scope the Oreo gnocchi out of the water, and then pan fry them in a ½ tablespoon of butter over medium/ high heat. You want to brown them and get them crispy slightly. This process takes around three to five minutes. Watch them carefully because they can go from crispy to burned quickly.
  6. Put the Oreo gnocchi in a pretty dish. (Or skip that step and eat them straight out the pan like my husband and I did.) Then melt the Oreo cream you saved and pour the melted cream over the gnocchi. To add some Valentine's Day flair, you can sprinkle red and pink sprinkles over the dessert.

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