I did make some of my favorite gift cookies for my coworkers last week, so I'll tell you about these today instead of giving you more details of my cooped-up life. In writing up these marvelous cookies, I realized that I tend to make a lot of really, really unhealthy food. Not quite as bad as Epic Meal Time, but if my boyfriend hangs around much longer, he's going to go the way of Paula Deen and get Type II diabetes.
In any case, you guys are going to want to hang around to see this recipe, if only to bookmark it and use it later as a birthday/holiday/just-because present. I've used them to pay my friends for helping me move, I've given my brother a batch for his birthday (he ate 20 for lunch. I'm still surprised he didn't keel over and die instantly), and I've made friends simply by offering them this cookie.
Now, I give this power to you.
Cream butter and brown and white sugar. We're all friends here.
Usually I advocate omitting the white sugar for just brown sugar, but in this case there's a good reason to use white sugar: We need the dough to not spread out too much.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat some more until mixed. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt, and slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mess.
|I love my mixer so so much.|
Try to keep most of the dough on the top or bottom so as the cookies bake, the dough doesn't spread out too much. At the same time, you don't want to put too little dough on the Oreo because it ruin the surprise and the the Oreo creme center will spill out onto the parchment.
Bake them in a 350 degree oven for about 13 minutes. Watch them very carefully because they can bake for less time depending on the oven. (If you overbake them, they'll just demand to be dipped in milk even more!)
It's really best to eat these cookies warm. If you're sharing, bring these cookies to wherever they're going without telling anyone what they are: When your friends bite into them, it will induce squealing or gasps of awe. My company even posted about them on our Twitter page.
Side note: I've made these cookies with peanut butter-filled Oreos and I highly recommend this method. I also encourage you to experiment: Oreo keeps coming out with more and more flavors, so the possibilities are getting more and more endless. Personally, I'd like to try using Double Triple Oreos, but honestly, I'm not ready to make my peace with the universe and have a heart attack quite yet.
|My attempt at an artsy-fartsy shot. Not terrible, needs work.|
2 sticks butter, softened
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 ½ cups)
1 package Oreo cookies (double stuff)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Slowly add to the wet mixture and combine thoroughly.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Chill the dough for 15 minutes to make it easier to work with and to keep the dough from spreading when baking.
7. Using a cookie scoop place one scoop of dough on top of an Oreo cookie. Place another single scoop on the bottom of the Oreo to create a cookie sandwich. Seal the edges together to completely close in the Oreo.
8. Place the balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 13 minutes.
9. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.