Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's Day! And more Oreos!
I'm ba-ack!! Just got back from a family vacation to North and South Carolina, and I couldn't wait to get back into the kitchen!! Seriously, we were home for about an hour before I started getting stuff ready in the kitchen to bake something.....it had been almost two weeks without making anything! Talk about withdrawal!
Since I hadn't even had a chance to get to the grocery store, I had to work with what I had.....and you guess it.....I've got Oreos!
One of my mommy friends from my son's preschool, Liz, gave me some of these cookies right before we left on our trip......Oreo Chunk Cookies, with chunks of Oreos cookies, as well as some Oreos ground and blended into the dough......fantastic! They basically taste like Cookies and Cream ice cream in cookie form.......so delicious! I couldn't wait to make a batch of these bad boys!
I did a search to see if I could find the same recipe already online, but none of the other recipes that I found included the ground up Oreos. Also, most included chocolate chips, which Liz's didn't, so for a change I'm posting a recipe, instead of just including a link. If you don't want to bother with the ground Oreos (but please do try it) you could use this recipe from Cookie Madness.
OREO CHUNK COOKIES
12 T unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup plus 2 T granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 T dark brown sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t cream of tartar
7 Oreos crumbled in a blender or food processor until the consistency of dirt
12 broken Oreos (broken into halves, then each half into thirds or fourths)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until thoroughly combined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine until fully incorporated.
5. Add the crumbled Oreos and mix until just combined. Fold in the broken Oreos gently with a spatula.
6. Using a medium cookie scoop (try not to crush up the Oreo pieces too much), place dough balls 3 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet and flatten the tops slightly.
7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until just slightly darkened around the edges. Do not overbake. Cool slightly on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to set.
Well, there ya go! I actually tried out one other recipe yesterday, but I think I should probably go see what the hubby is up to.....since it is Father's Day and all. So give these a try.....and Enjoy!! And Happy Father's Day!!
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