This easy trick makes creating cookie or cracker crumbs to make pie crusts, casseroles and more a cinch!
I have quite a few recipes that I love that call for cookie or cracker crumbs, especially in my holiday baking. I have always used this easy trick to make the cookies or crackers into crumbs. It is easy, and only takes a few minutes, not to mention it contains the mess.
This is one of those things I have always done, and so just assumed everyone else does too, but I have had a few friends tell me that they do not know these secrets and I need to post about them so they can know too. So here is my no-so-secret tip for making crumbs for any type of recipe.
I am going to demonstrate this technique with Oreos because, well… I love cookies! I also have a super fun dessert to share with you soon that will use these delicious Oreo crumbs- so stay tuned. This will also work to easily make cracker crumbs for topping casseroles. I really love using ritz crackers or for a special twist using Cheese It crackers! This would even work for fresh bread crumbs if the bread was very dried out. You can crush anything that is brittle like this so your imagination is the limit. No cracker, pretzel, Oreo, or Chips Ahoy is safe from me and my rolling pin.
All you need to make the crumbs are a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin! Just put your cookies in the bag- not too many because you need enough room to break them all up. Then push the air out, zip it tight and use your rolling pin to roll back and forth across the cookies until they are to the consistency you want. Not only is this quick and easy, but it is also a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen! They can easily help with this even at a very young age since no sharp objects are involved.
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