Cookies and Cream Cookies

There’s something about foods named ‘cookies and cream’ that is truly comforting to me. Whether in the form of a milkshake, ice cream, cupcakes or bars, I can trust that cookies and cream will be delicious. It seemed only right then that I would make cookies and cream cookies during this challenge!

I needed my coworkers to lend me an hour of their time this week to participate in a Twitter chat so obviously I promised them baked goods in exchange for their participation. Honestly at this point I’m pretty sure they expect me to bring sweets anyways but I wanted everyone to show up so I made it explicitly clear there would be a reward.

Per usual, cookies and cream delivered and these cookies were a big hit.

Tips for success:

  • The recipe calls for ⅔ of a pack of Oreos to be mixed into dough. I added the Oreos in batches and felt that I really didn’t need more than half of that. You may want more so add the Oreos in batches and keep an eye on the dough as you go!
  • Read the recipe through entirely. It requires the dough to be chilled so plan accordingly
  • Along those same lines, softened butter requires some planning. Pull it out a few hours before you plan on even starting to bake because microwaving the butter is just not the same.

Ingredients (Adapted from a recipe by Cultural Chromatics)

  • 1 Pack of Oreos (405g)
  • 2 Cups (250g) of flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 8 Ounces of butter, softened
  • ¾ Cups (150g) light brown sugar
  • ¾ Cups (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove the insides of ⅓ of the Oreos and put the cookie outsides in a plastic bag
  • Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies into a near powder
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt
  • Mix in the Oreo powder
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla extract
  • Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet
  • Place the rest of the Oreos (middles included) in a plastic bag and crush, leaving big chunks this time
  • Mix crushed Oreos into the cookie dough in portions
  • Scoop tablespoon sized dough onto a greased baking sheet
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes
  • Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooking rack to cool completely