Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookies

These cookies were made totally by mistake. I was sending treats to a family party and had the cutest Halloween creations in mind for all the kids. So, I went to the store and couldn't quite justify spending the money on real Oreos because they were super expensive at the time. So, being the cheapskate I am, I bought the generic brand of Oreos. Luckily before I made my little treats I tasted an Oreo and it was AWFUL!!! I was so disappointed! The real thing was def. worth a few extra bucks. So, I looked for a recipe that I could use the gross Oreos in without it really ruining the treat. These were a success! I think real Oreos would probably be better and you can never go wrong with double-stuffed but this is one recipe that the generic brand didn't make a difference.

 First of all, for any that don't know...this is how I feel about Oreo's! Just so we are all clear :)

So, needless to say, these have been on the list of "to-post" for a very very long time! Like I said, I made these back in October for a family Halloween party and they were definitely a hit! (well, we couldn't actually make the party so that's hearsay but it came from several trusted sources so we'll go with it.)
My little helper, who was so mad when we baked these creations! You can call me a bad mom as soon as she gets Salmonella, until then, I'm the favorite mom. Got it?
Anyway, they turned out so pretty and were really fun to make! mmm, these cookies were one recipe that I really wanted to keep on my counter and accidentally make them disappear one by one. Actually funny story with these...My sister and brother-in-law were picking up the cookies and taking them to St. George for the party. They were running late and I had an appt. so I couldn't meet them when they would be passing my house so we arranged for me to hide them right off the freeway and they would grab and go. Yes, I hid a plate of homemade cookies behind a sign on the side of the road. Until I got her call confirming the pick-up, I kept hoping that MAYBE they wouldn't be able to find them and then, oh well, since they were on one of my favorite platters, i would HAVE to go pick them up and since we weren't going to St. George for Halloween we would HAVE to eat them all...dang, maybe next time :)
Enjoy these, they are gooey, soft, delicious and worth it.

Makes 20 - 30 cookies* 
(Recipe from

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 20 oreos, crushed
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
  4. Add in the crushed oreos. Beat on low speed for just a few seconds to break up the oreos in the dough.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.*
  6. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.**

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