Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Oreo cookies meet chocolate chip!

Cookies with crushed oreo mixed in - delicious!
Yesterday I celebrated 25yrs of living in the UK. I moved here from the USA when I was 8 and though I no longer have a trace of an accent (indeed most people are shocked when they learn I'm not a fully fledged Brit!) I still miss home and I console myself by baking and eating the food from my homeland.

What could be more American than a chocolate chip cookie? I've mentioned before that I've found a cookie recipe I really like and it adapts well to any sort of mix-in whether it be chocolate chips, cookies, raisins, nuts etc. The key to making these cookies is to chill the dough or else your cookies will spread too much whilst baking and the cookie will become too thin and crisp.

I had some oreo's leftover in my baking cupboard and after seeing Picky Palate's stuffed cookies I just knew I had to try them! You do need to use a lot of cookie dough to conceal the whole cookie so I might try this recipe again with the mini oreo's for the kids but they are sooo worth it. The oreo stays intact during baking and becomes a little softer than usual giving it a more subtle crunch.
Cookie dough post chilling in the fridge
Above - normal chocolate chip cookie and below - it's huge counterpart stuffed with an Oreo!
I also tried crushing up some double stuff oreo's and mixing them into the dough and they were delicious, the cream filling stayed intact as it was double height and my kids couldn't wait to tuck in! I like how the ridges of the oreo's showed through in the baked cookies giving you a hint of their secret flavour.
They are very sweet due to the sugary cream filling of the Oreo, but as a treat - surely they're perfect?
The chocolate chip cookies filled with an Oreo
Cookies with crushed oreo mixed in - delicious!
Millies style chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Line cookie sheet with baking paper.
2. Cream butter and sugars till pale and fluffy, once creamed, combine in the egg and vanilla.
3. Sift in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chips or other 'mix in' of your choice.
4. Roll into walnut size balls and press gently to flatten the top of the cookies.
5. Bake for 7-10mins until the cookies are slightly brown around the edges and the centre will remain soft and chewy.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling and eat one whilst warm for a truly indulgent cookie experience!


2 comments:

  1. Cookies within a cookie! OMG! What's not to love! :-D

    I am soooo going to make this at the weekend with my little boy, thanks for the recipe x

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    1. You'll love it, it's a great one to make with the kids! Let me know how you can get on :)

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