|Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies|
I originally saw these cookies on Chrissy's So Delushious blog, but are originally from another fabulous blog that I love called Picky Palate. These massive cookies looked so incredible, I decided to make them right away for my friend Jessica's family's party despite being specifically asked to make their favorite dessert, lemon bars. ;-)
I stayed true to the original recipe, though my cookies spread out a little more than I wanted which may be due to the high altitude here in Albuquerque. I added more flour after testing out a couple cookies, but that didn't help too much. Next time, I may try to adjust the entire chocolate chip cookie recipe for the high altitude.
One thing that I did do that I noticed helped the cookies from spreading out too much, was to use less cookie dough on the bottom portion of the cookie as well as the sides. That also gave me more cookies. :-)
I wasn't too sure how the cookies would be received at the party because people have different tastes (seriously, how can anyone not like these but hey you never know!) and some parents might faint seeing their kids walking around with these gargantuan mounds. I didn't have to worry about either, because my friend's family immediately hid them so that none of the guests could have them. Lesson learned, always make two batches from now on (one for the family, another for the guests)!
|Off to the party we go!|
Also, the next morning, I received this text message from Jessica's sister, Tillie. I wonder if Chrissy made these cookies for John Legend before he proposed to her? :-)
|Proof these cookies are a winner!|
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe originally from the Picky Palate
1 c. softened butter (2 sticks)
3/4 c. light brown sugar (packed)
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 package Oreo Cookies (Double Stuff)
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.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies