Remember the Oreo-stuffed Brownies from some time ago? That fudgey, yet chewy and crusty chunk of chocolate with a hidden piece of oreo inside… Those brownies remain one of our most successful desserts to date as we often get asked to make these. Almost everyone who has tried them has begged us to make them again, and again, and again. And of course, despite our busy schedules, we gladly do so for the love to share the joy of food 🙂 We figured out that the brownies are so loved and wonderful simply because of two things: the perfect brownie recipe (yes, it is perfect) and the oreos that serves as a hidden surprise. As mentioned in the previous post, we highly support and encourage you guys to put oreos in every single thing you eat (okay, maybe just in desserts, or if you decided to pair it with something savory, please do share!) as they never fail to elevate any dish to a higher level.
We definitely miss those days we were so carefree and we actually had the time to sit down and dunk our oreos into milk, as if there was nothing else more important. But now, because we’re much older and life expects so much from us, we’d greatly appreciate a quiet time ourselves and enjoy a snack of oreo and milk, replicating that childhood scene. It’ll definitely make our day. Oreos, oreos. They are the one food that one can never get bored of.
Anyway, coming back to our recipe for today: Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! We couldn’t wait to try this oreo-stuffed recipe as it combined oreos with one of our favorite foods – the simple, divine but yet often overlooked chocolate chip cookie! Why have a chocolate chip cookie, or an oreo alone, when you can have your cake and tea all at once? Having oreos in your chocolate chip cookies is definitely something unique and its taste, flavor and pleasure it brings cannot be underestimated. Also, the birthdays that were coming up (HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOELINE AND NICOLETTE) gave us an extra excuse to try out this new recipe, and finally bake together after such a long time 🙂
The cookies resembled miniature hamburger patties with the cookie dough as the patty itself, and the oreo as a stuffing, say blue cheese or something. Well, they were mighty delicious little patties (if we may say so ourselves!). They were rather big, thick and stout as compared to the other flatter cookies, but hey, bigger = more to eat right? Plus you get that extra joy from the oreo. The chocolate chip recipe is not one that we have tried before, and while we prefer our regular Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, this one worked perfectly fine and yielded soft and chewy cookies, just how some people liked it 🙂 The best part of this cutey pie was of course the oreo surprise hidden in the middle, as the beloved cookies-and-cream taste of the oreo was a nice balance to the sweetness of the choc chip cookie. The oreo, after having undergone baking, was softer than normal but still provided a satisfying ‘bite’ to the cookies which was a nice contrast to the softness of the chocolate chip cookie.
Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Taken from Picky Palate
Yield: 2 dozen HUGE cookies
2 sticks softened butter 3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar 1 Cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla 3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 bag Oreo Cookies (we used the normal ones, but of course Double Stuffed would be best!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
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 cookies are baked to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve with a tall glass of milk, enjoy!