Forget plain old chocolate chip cookies, these Cookies and Cream Cookies swap the chocolate chips for crumbled Oreos. Yes, put cookies in your cookies! Mind blown!
Our Fill the Cookie Jar group is posting about the “Fathers” themed cookies we created today. Be sure to check out what everyone else made at the end of the post.
After J’s birthday last week we have so much sweet stuff in the house: the Monster Eye birthday cake plus the leftover “chocolate sandwich cookies” (Oreos) and candy coated chocolate candies (M&Ms). The thought of making more cookies didn’t really thrill me and I thought about skipping this month.
But inspiration struck! How about making cookies with the cookies?
I know, I know, the idea is kind of like Pizza topped with Pizza. Crazy! But the more you think about it the more you want to try them. And trust me, you want these!
The only trick I added to making these was a 30 minute chill in the fridge before baking. According to this article on King Arthur’s Flour’s blog, chilling cookie dough for at least 30 minutes helps prevent it from spreading. Yes, that means 30 minutes longer until you can eat them. It is worth the wait. I will be doing this with all of my cookies from now on. As long as my 7 year old isn’t standing in the kitchen doing a Veruca Salt imitation, “I want them NOOOOWWWW!”
I made a double batch of the recipe below, saved some for us and packed up the rest of the cookies for the teachers at school. Plus, I mashed up the leftover cake we were all getting a little sick of by now, rolled it into balls and dipped in candy melts – easy peasy Cake Balls. More for them and less for me.
So how did our Dad like the cookies? He didn’t get to try one yet. His son, however, devoured three of them after dinner last night and was begging for more.
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Cookies and Cream Cookies
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 Large egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
- In a medium bowl mix flour, soda and salt in a bowl with a whisk until combined.
- In a large bowl combine both sugars with an electric mixer.
- Add butter and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add flour mixture mixing until just combined. Stir in crushed cookies.
- Scoop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- OPTIONAL: Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer before baking.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
Until next time, happy eating.