Friday, April 1, 2011

oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies.


It's about time!

This novel idea has been floating around the tons of blogs for ages and I just can't stand the idea of being left behind. You know what they say, better late than never.

They were fun to eat and make for sure, with a double-stuffed oreo treasure in the middle of each giant blob of cookie dough. The slightly melty cream filling of the oreo was the winner. Some people might not like the idea of using more flour to create a stiff cookie dough as they belong to the "chewy" type and a stiff cookie dough would create a more sturdy, crunchy cookie. But that's perfect for me! I'm a "crunchy" girl.

As we all know, with chocolate chip cookies, it's all about the brown sugar. Well, apart from the chocolate chips. I tweaked the recipe, which is from Picky Palate by the way, the original creator of an oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, by swapping the amounts of each type of sugar called for. Meaning, the initial amounts of 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar were switched around to become 1 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup of white sugar.

While I was pleased with the addictive crunchy outer shell, I found the cookie to be quite sweet overall. I mean, with chocolate chips and oreos, I would advise you to reduce the amount of sugar to about 3/4 the original amount, unless you have a really sweet tooth. The funniest thing is, I found it a tad salty too! It must be the kind of salt I'm using. This has occurred more than twice already and I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the salt level in the recipe.

Oh yeah, I chilled the dough so that the cookies would not spread much. It's not necessary but I like to make cookies ahead.



Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from Jenny of Picky Palate
Just a quick note: These cookies are quite sweet and I would suggest you cut down the overall amount of sugar maybe to 3/4 the amount of the original
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter 
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar *I used 1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar *I used 3/4 cup of white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 oz bag chocolate chips
1 pkg. Oreo cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugars together with a mixer until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.
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 or silpat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Makes 2 dozen large cookies.


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4 comments :

  1. I've been wanting to make these for a while now and your look absolutely yummy so I'll definitely bake them next week :)

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