Hey lovelies, I've got some big news! Today marks a very special day for me and my significant other. It has been a very eventful four years with many ups and downs and ins and outs, but today, on September 4, 2012, I am very happy to announce that me and my blog have officially hit 200 posts! Cue party horn blowers and confetti shower.
I fooled you for a second there, didn’t I? Trust me, if there was a significant other in my life, you guys would know about it. I have no filter when it comes to my personal life, unfortunately. Also unfortunately, I'm single. But it's all good because I am so devoted to my blog that I don't really see myself having time for anybody else. Or maybe that's just what I tell myself to help me sleep at night.
Anyways, if I DID have a significant other, you know, a real one, I would celebrate all of the special occasions in our relationship with chocolate. No surprise there. Nor is there a surprise in me making chocolate chip cookie stuffed Oreos to celebrate 200 posts. If you recall, last year I celebrated my 100th post by making Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies. So, it was only fitting to celebrate 200 this year with an inside-out version.
Now, before you guys tell me how amazing of an idea this is and yada yada, you must know that I did not come up with it. Nay, but it was Jenny of Picky Palate, the culinary genius behind the original Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies who put this delightful spin on her creation and has officially convinced me that there are no bounds to her culinary creativity. Just when you think the stuff on her blog can't get any better, it gets better. A whole lot better.
And these cookies are a fine example of that. If you thought eating a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an Oreo was good, you better hold on to your taste buds for this one. Yes, it's the same concept but this time there's less cookie dough involved, making for a more even Oreo to cookie ratio and a more perfect one in my opinion. More perfect because you won't feel so overwhelmed by the large amount of cookie dough, so it will be easy to inhale five or six of these within 5 minutes. No disclosure on whether or not that actually happened today. But I will tell you that making these with Double Stuffed Oreos will be the best decision you've ever made, EVER.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Oreos
Yield: 30 cookies
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
One 15.35 oz package of Double Stuf Oreos (There's 30 cookies in the package)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until well combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. Then add mini chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
Separate Oreo cookies and place non-cream sided cookies onto prepared baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto each Oreo Cookie; then gently press the dough down a little with your fingers. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until baked through.
If the dough has baked over the Oreo cookie, use a plastic knife to bring the warm cookie back around Oreo. Gently press the cream-side of Oreo over the warm baked cookie and let cool for another 10 minutes before serving. White cream will become soft and somewhat melted.
Notes: I used a half-tablespoon scoop for some of my cookies and it worked out better. Also, keep in mind, the number of cookies this recipe yields will depend on the amount of dough you place on each Oreo cookie.
Adapted from Picky Palate