BEWARE: do not let these Bath Melt Cookies sit on your counter next to a glass of milk.
An innocent passerby might mistake them for a batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies.
They are, but of the bath melt variety.
Crumble one of these cookies in your bath water. Or two. Or three. And let the vanilla and chocolate scent take you to cookie heaven.
The perfect Mother’s Day gift!
- What I used to make 9 look-a-like cookies:
- 1/2 cup baking soda – Get it here
- 1/4 cup citric acid – Get it here
- 1/4 cup corn starch– Get it here
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder– Get it here
3 tbsp. cocoa butter– Get it here
- 2 tbsp. Shea butter– Get it here
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract– Get it here
- 1 tbsp. cocoa butter chunks (optional)- Get it here
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Melt your butters
Melt 3 tablespoons of cocoa butter with 2 tablespoons of Shea butter in a double boiler or microwave. If you choose the microwave method, melt the butter in short intervals of 10 to 30 seconds until it starts to melt.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Mix your dry ingredients
Add your baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and cocoa powder to a bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are well combined.
Slowly add the melted butters to the dry mixture. Stir well until you get a dough like consistency.
Knead the mixture and form cookies in the palm of you hand (the mixture is quite sticky so you can wear gloves if you prefer). I found it easiest to roll a ball first and then push it flat with my fingertips.
As it dries the mixture gets quite crumbly but I like that effect!
Add cocoa chunks (optional)
As a finishing touch I added a few cocoa pellets. First I tried mixing the pellets in with the mixture but for the prettiest effect I’ve found that’s better to put them on top of the cookies when they’re still wet and push them in a little bit.
This part is optional. You can also leave them out. Or you can use real chocolate chunks! White to pair with the cocoa powder or leave the cocoa powder out and go for dark chocolate chunks for a more traditional style chocolate chip cookie bath melt!
Give the bath melts time to harden. Warn any members of your family that these are not food!
Even though these Bath Melts contain citric acid they won’t fizz like a regular bath bomb. It does help the oils dissolve in the water quicker. The cocoa powder can stick to your bath but it rinses right off.
One bath melt cookie is all it takes to get perfectly moisturized skin!