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Chocolate Cookie Ball Pops

Man cannot live on chocolate alone.
But woman can.

And Katie totally can.

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Everything’s better covered in chocolate. Cookie Ball Pops are no exception.

Well, maybe broccoli is an exception.
But this post isn’t about broccoli; thank goodness.

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It’s about chocolate-covered Cookie Ball Pops.

These pops look super-elegant, like they came from a gourmet candy store. Therefore, they are a perfect party gift because—in reality—they’re so easy to make! A few days ago, I brought a batch to a friend’s graduation party, and people went crazy. It was as if I’d brought something, well… not-so-legal. (I swear, I didn’t put any rum in the cookie ball pops!)

Chocolate Cookie Ball Pops

First melt chocolate chips or a bar.
You can use any chocolate. I used PMS Chocolate.

Take the cookie ball pops out of the freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate. Then place them on parchment paper and rush those balls back to the freezer so they can get… yikes, I am not going to finish that sentence! 😕

Oh yeah, and you can throw in some sprinkles too.

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Moving on…

Two months ago, I discovered the wonders of Foodgawker.

At first, it was a frustrating world; they rejected all my photos! But rejection is ultimately a good thing in that it forces you to WORK HARDER. It also makes the moments all the more sweet when you finally achieve acceptance.

That’s not to say I don’t have a lot to learn about photography. I only this year realized it’s one of my passions. So obviously I still know very little about the genre. I’d love to take a class—if ever I get a free moment in my life! For now, I’m just having fun exploring different camera settings and making up my own (perhaps unorthodox) form in terms of “styling.” I never knew that food photography was such an art! It’s funny; I now  find myself not even noticing the actual food in photos. I’m too busy taking in the backdrop, the props, the color scheme, and any number of other artsy aspects of the pictures.

Anyway, there’s now a banner on right side of my blog, if you’re interested in checking it out. I jump up and down like a crazy girl whenever I receive the “your photo has been accepted” email from the lovely folks at foodgawker. It’s such a thrill to see my little photos alongside some incredible others—many taken by professional photographers. I owe foodgawker so much for inciting, in me, a passion I never knew existed until two months ago!

Do you like taking photos?
And do you like looking back at old photos?

Until recently, I never cared about the quality of my photos. But I’ve always loved taking pictures, just because they offer lasting memories and it’s so much fun to look back.

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Published on May 10, 2011

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  1. kate says

    Wow those look delicious! In relation to your raw cookie dough recipe, I tried an oatmeal bar last night made with mainly date puree and it was AWESOME. I’m so excited to include it in recipes in the future. I love periodically taking out pictures from the past..usually to laugh at how ridiculous I looked!

  2. Leslie says

    Oh my stars, that first photo is INCREDIBLE!
    Off to check out the rest of your foodgawker gallery…

  3. Jenny says

    Wow so glad you posted this!! I have been looking at foodgawker for 3 years now and just thought that they scanned blogs for the best photos. I never thought you had to submit! Silly me..haha. So excited now 🙂

  4. Emily K. says

    Katie, I love your foodgawker gallery. It’s gorgeous. And I agree with everyone else. Your photos DO look professional!

  5. katie k says

    I just wrote this morning about how photos can bring back floods of great memories and allow you to cherish them so much more. I’m getting into food photography a little myself, but hve tons to learn and explore. It is so much fun! Your photos have been looking SO great lately. I was wondering, did you get a new camera or did you just start playing around with settings? Do you use any sort of lighting set up, or just natural lighting?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hey Katie!
      I actually have had this same camera for over a year now! But I used to shoot entirely on automatic, with flash. I feel like my photos instantly got better the moment I switched the flash off. 🙂

  6. Sarah says

    Soooooo pretty! I think the raspberry fudge bite is my favorite. That raspberry just pops! But then again, the cookie dough pancakes, the strawberry shortcake, the cake batter milkshake? Oh heck, I can’t choose a favorite!

  7. Kailey @GardenGirl says

    You should be really proud of your work, Katie. I *HAVE* taken photography courses, and your photos are better than mine! You rock :).

  8. Anonymous says

    I was wondering, does anyone know how foodgawker decides which photos make the front page and which ones go straight to the second page?

    Does it depend on what time you submit them? Or is it that they put the best ones on the front page?
    I’ve submitted a lot of photos, and they took two. But both never made the front page and I was just curious if it was a timing thing or not?

      • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

        It has to do with how they process their submissions and if all of a sudden they accept 50 in an hour, you may never actually be on page 1. There are only what 20 spots on pg 1 (just guessing) but yeah, it’s just random how/when/how many submissions they process b/c as you know, your submission may sit pending for DAYS or it may be processed in a few hrs. you just never know!

  9. Jennifer JCD says

    I must be in Heaven; those cookie pops look too good to be true!

    Photography has been a love of mine for years but I’ve never been very good at it. Rather, I’ve never had much time to take out my good (35mm SLR) camera and practice. (I still use film, which can be difficult because you don’t get to see the photos until you develop them = slow learning curve.) I have made some really brilliant photos though, at leat I think so; they’re just hard to come by.

    You, on the other hand, have become MUCH better at photography in the past year or so – well done!

  10. Kate says

    Congrats on your pictures! Sorry if this is rude question, but do you use some kind of photoshop software on all your pictures?

    Thanks,

    Kate

  11. Hats @ See How She Runs says

    I’d been noticing how much more professional your photos have been looking lately. They’re getting so much better -you can see that you’re learning quickly. Congratulations on your gallery, there are some delicious looking photos in it. I particularly like the ‘action shots’ of the syrup drizzles!

  12. Jessica says

    Guess what, Katie? I am making cookie ball pops today! 🙂 Covered in chocolate or sure! Hoping this trend is here to stay :).

  13. Hela says

    congrats on the pics! they are fab!! all of them! I love pictures like these printed on canvas to put in my kitchen 🙂
    in general, I am sooo into pictures! I love taking them and watching at them, I think it is so important to capture precious moments or just for wanting to show evidence 😉

  14. Kari says

    Congrats on your acceptances to foodgawker! When you posted that cookie dough pancake pic with the flowy syrup, I just knew I’d see that one in a gallery someday. 🙂 That reminds me, I still really need to make those pancakes.

  15. Heidi @ Food Doodles says

    I know what you mean about foodgawker! Oh my goodness. And tastespotting is even worse for me, I rarely ever get any on there. It is super nice getting an approved email, but don’t worry. Your photography has improved so so so much. And plus, you never really know what they’re looking for so don’t feel bad when one doesn’t get accepted 🙂

  16. Diana says

    I wish I lived near you and could attend the parties where you bring chocolate cookie ball pops! Do your friends know how lucky they are?!?

  17. Mowenackie says

    Congrats! I think your food photos are fabulous. (Hey, that was alliterative!) I love the colors, the clarity and the perspective. I like taking pictures, too, but I’m not terribly good at it. Digital pictures are both friend and foe – it’s way too easy to take zillions of shots.

  18. Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey says

    Katie! These are b-e-a-utiful! I absolutely love them. I have got to make those cookie dough pops ASAP. I’m loving all these new recipes, girl. 🙂

    Congrats on FoodGawker! Yeah, your photos are very incredible. I love them. I really struggle with props and stuff like that. I’m just not good at it! haha.

  19. Natalia - a side of simple says

    Not gonna lie, you had me worried at first with your opening line. But don’t worry, I quickly recovered when you clarified that women can live off chocolate 🙂 Because that’s a statement I totally and whole heartedly support!

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