Yep. You read that right.
Another, less-healthy part of our Sunday-Funday was a little baking. One of my staff workers was having a birthday over the weekend, so I wanted to bring in a treat for everyone to enjoy on Monday. And, let’s face it, every day I’m baking is a Funday. Especially when it involves a new recipe for stuffed cookies. Hang on to your britches, it’s about to get real up in here.
Last year for Christmas one of my co-workers baked up a batch of Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookies and they were such a hit. The memory of such an incredible-tasting bite been tucked in the recesses of my recipe-obsessed brain ever since, just waiting for the perfect time to come out and this was it.
I know I rave about most of the recipes I post here. I can’t help it. I’m a true food enthusiast, but believe me when I say these were some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. In fact, I told Joe I’m going to stick with this recipe for my regular Chocolate Chip cookies from now on. That’s how good they were — a perfect chewy consistency. No thin, crispy cookies in my house! Look at how big they are. I swear, these cookies have me swooning.
This recipe comes from Jenny over at The Picky Palate and you should definitely check out her photos of the stuffing process…oh and thank her for such a fabulous recipe while you’re there.
I loved watching my colleagues try the cookies. Their faces gave it all away, saying “Wow! that’s one big cookie. Okay, I’ll try it…OHMYGOD THERE’S AN OREO IN THERE!! Whaat??” It’s like the best surprise party ever for your mouth. ….
These really are the perfect cookie-gift, especially as we near the warm months of summer. I can see myself packing up a few to take to the pool, or as a stellar addition to any picnic, or a midnight snack while binge watching TV.
I know you didn’t think Oreos could get any better, but BAM! they just did thanks to the warm, gooey embrace of some cookie dough. What ISN’T better by a cookie dough hug? What ELSE can I wrap in cookie dough??
Seriously. Try these. You’ll never go back.
Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
From The Picky Palate
2 sticks softened butter
¾ c. packed light brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbs. pure vanilla
3 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. baking soda
10 oz. bag chocolate chips
1 bag Oreo Cookies (Get the Double Stuff…just do it.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand or using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined. Using a cookie scoop take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo cookie. Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo Cookie. Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo Cookie is enclosed with dough.
Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking. Cookies should still be a little gooey – DON’T OVERBAKE!! Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.