Cookie Madness

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This weekend, Durel and I were happy to have lots of family over to celebrate an early Father's Day.  My parents were there; Durel's parents were there, and my lovely brother-in-law and sister-in-law were there.  Durel boiled crabs, bridging the cultural crab gap between the Lousianans and Marylanders present.

[Quick cultural note:  In Louisiana and in Maryland, it's a delicacy and tradition to eat blue crabs.  However, the methods of preparation are different.  In Louisiana, the crabs are boiled in a big pot outdoors with spices in the water, as well as corn, potatoes and other "groceries."  In Maryland, the crabs are heaped with Old Bay seasoning and steamed.]

Maryland, baby.
Anyway, the crabs were great, as were the side dishes I prepared -- potato salad, garden pasta salad, and for dessert... Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.


Yup, you read it correctly.




I found the recipe online and could.not.stop.thinking.about.it.  So, I made them when I knew I would have plenty of people to share them with.  They were a hit, to say the least.  They were delicious.  They are highly addictive and very rich.  Jack had half of one as a dessert treat after dinner, and his look says it all:

mmm...cookies...

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from Jenny of Picky Palate
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated 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 about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies.

A couple of tips:

  • The recipe calls for more flour than normal for the chocolate chip cookie dough.  That is right.  You want the dough to be stickier, so that it's easier to mold around the Oreos.  
  • Use Double Stuff Oreos.  Don't be afraid.
  • Use wax paper or parchment paper to line your cookie sheet.  These bad boys are sticky.
Make them!  And tell me how you love them!

Heather

5 comments:

  1. Love the look - drunk on chocolate.. can't wait to make them! xo

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  2. He is so stoned! Drunk! Chocolate coma! Wow. Was he jonesin' for more for breakfast?

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  3. Well, you are prepared for the future now, since you know what the buzzed face looks like! That must be one hell of a cookie! lol

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  4. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe and Jack's cookie coma picture! I am totally making these for all the Dad's at Joe's station. It will make me feel a little better, considering he has to work on his 1st Daddy's Day. Boo. :-( I may even include a label: "Warning: May Induce Cookie Coma. Drink with large glass of milk." With Jack's picture above! :-)

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  5. Best.Day.Ever. And the cookies were amazing. We were all in cookie comas! Thanks for having us!!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cookie Madness

This weekend, Durel and I were happy to have lots of family over to celebrate an early Father's Day.  My parents were there; Durel's parents were there, and my lovely brother-in-law and sister-in-law were there.  Durel boiled crabs, bridging the cultural crab gap between the Lousianans and Marylanders present.

[Quick cultural note:  In Louisiana and in Maryland, it's a delicacy and tradition to eat blue crabs.  However, the methods of preparation are different.  In Louisiana, the crabs are boiled in a big pot outdoors with spices in the water, as well as corn, potatoes and other "groceries."  In Maryland, the crabs are heaped with Old Bay seasoning and steamed.]

Maryland, baby.
Anyway, the crabs were great, as were the side dishes I prepared -- potato salad, garden pasta salad, and for dessert... Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.


Yup, you read it correctly.




I found the recipe online and could.not.stop.thinking.about.it.  So, I made them when I knew I would have plenty of people to share them with.  They were a hit, to say the least.  They were delicious.  They are highly addictive and very rich.  Jack had half of one as a dessert treat after dinner, and his look says it all:

mmm...cookies...

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from Jenny of Picky Palate
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated 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 about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies.

A couple of tips:

  • The recipe calls for more flour than normal for the chocolate chip cookie dough.  That is right.  You want the dough to be stickier, so that it's easier to mold around the Oreos.  
  • Use Double Stuff Oreos.  Don't be afraid.
  • Use wax paper or parchment paper to line your cookie sheet.  These bad boys are sticky.
Make them!  And tell me how you love them!

Heather
 
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