An Oreo cookie inside a cookie? It's cookie-ception, in the most delicious of ways! Classic oreos add creaminess and chocolate crunch to a standard brown sugar cookie base. Sure to be a hit with any crowd!
Hello everyone! I'm BACK at my old stomping grounds!
That's right, I'm currently in Charlottesville for Foxfield weekend! Also known as a weekend of drinking, 'seeing horses,' debauchery, blacking out on mimosas at 10 AM, and so much more.
And, it wouldn't be a visit to Charlottesville without baking something for my friends/pledge babies/former employer! They expect this of me, just as they expect me to be the first to be murdered by a Tinder date (...tryna prove them wrong on this one), and the last to leave any party. I just love parties! I hate to see them end!
Struggling to choose what to bake, I did what I do best: paced up and down the aisles of my favorite Giant, searching for inspiration. I found little solace in the meat aisle, was tormented by the lack of material in the pasta sauce aisle, and almost gave up. ALMOST. But I ain't no quitter, y'all.*
*Cville brings out my Southern side.
It was in the cookie aisle (NO WAY) that I found my muse. The Oreo selection was, as always, robust - but the filled-cupcake Oreos were on sale for 99 cents! a) apparently not doing so well, but b) I don't care, cheap AF!!! I snagged them from the shelf and ran to the self-checkout, giggling maniacally the whole way, brainstorming ways to infuse them into a dessert.
That dessert ended up being Cookies 'n Creme Oreo Cookies! I got home, rounded up my ingredients, completely ignored my packing list and empty suitcase, and got to work.
Cookies 'n Creme Oreo Cookies
To make these cookies, you will need:
- 1 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/2 t baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/8 cup granulated sugar
- 3/8 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 11 Oreos, crushed
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Begin by preheating your oven to 350F, because you don't have to chill this dough - ain't nobody (who doesn't plan ahead/pack in advance/have patience) got time for that. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat (I used Amazon's version, which is just okay and if you order it should DEFINITELY be sprayed with Pam before each use).
Whisk together your flour, baking soda, and a salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine your butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Once you've creamed those, add your egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and then - the fun part - crush 11 Oreos into pieces. You can use a rolling pin and a large Ziploc bag, but I decided it would be more fun to take the 'use your fingers' route. What can I say - I'm four years old.
Add the Oreo pieces and 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk, because that's what I had on hand, but I would recommend semi-sweet) to the batter, and fold in until just combined. Drop the cookie dough onto your baking sheets in 2T scoops, and bake for 9-10 min, until golden brown.
Voila! These things are freakin' amazing, even more so when fresh out of the oven paired with a glass of milk.
I sent this picture to my fraternity's GroupMe and it got 20 likes soooo these cookies are kind of a big deal! And, I mean, I guess I am too... how could you say no to this sober, beautiful face?!