9.08.2012

Foodie Rhi-flection: 'I saw it on the internet' Baking Part I

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a bad-for-you food junkie. I spend a lot of days fantasizing about the end of the day when all 3 meals are over and I can get a fix of something naughty. Cookies and popcorn rank high on my list of favorite snacks even though I actually like a lot of healthy stuff like hummus with sugar snap peas or fresh berries by the handful too.

Recently, I've been seeing chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Oreo cookies everywhere, from theBERRY to Pinterest. Being a cookie lover you'd think either would be my favorite but they're actually only okay. Even though they weren't my favorites I have been really wanting to try making the darned things just to see if I could.

Since I had coupons for both premade cookie dough and Oreos I made sure I grabbed both in the grocery store earlier this week and figured I'd make them sometime next week. Alas, the hubs and I were working out butts off in the garage (if you've been here long enough you'll remember I had a goal about it from New Years) and were pooped and the kids had gone to spend the night with the in-laws and I was really snackish. There's nothing like making a treat you know the kids would love when they're not there to whine about not getting more than one. But let me tell you they were freaking huge and filling. One was way more than even I could handle.

The great thing is that they were insanely easy to make and would be so awesome if you bought the Halloween orange cream Oreos and the holiday Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough with the orange chips (at least I think it was them I got last year... maybe it was another brand?). I'm thinking of making a big batch to send to the hubs' work for Halloween 'cause they always love my treats.

I used Double Stuff Oreos & the big 'log' of refridgerator cookie dough from Pillsbury

(Pardon my messy kitchen, I was cleaning out cupboards yesterday evening and need to find a better place for a few things so the counter is cluttered. lol)

And here's the HOW TO:

Pretty much I just lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper (to make getting them off the sheet easier) and followed the heating instructions (350° oven) on the cookie dough. I then pinched off enough dough to flatten into a base for the Oreo to sit on and then a second pinch I flattened over the top.

 
After that I decided it might be a good idea to pinch the cookie dough inward around the entire Oreo because I wasn't sure how the cream center would hold up in the oven and I didn't want it to run everywhere or burn. This gave me what looked like giant balls of cookie dough. I could only fit 6 to my sheet and put the rest away for another day.


The cookie instructions said 10-14 minutes so I checked them at 10 and then at 14. At 14 the back row were getting brown on the edges so I turned my pan and added another 2 minutes which came out perfect!

 
Gorgeous no?
 
Once they cooled the cookie itself flattened a lot giving them a sort of 'sombrero' look. *giggle* Not a flawless execution but considering I never looked up how anyone else did them and just winged it, I think they were pretty good. And one is definitely enough considering it's pretty much 3 cookies. I recommend making a batch of six like this and packaging them up nicely for co-workers or college kids at Christmas. :)
 
If you try them let me know how yours turned out!
 

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