Kelly the Culinarian: March 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cooking with Kelly: This is what happens when cookies collide

And chocolate chip cookies won. It's Tim's birthday and I wanted to make him something special. He enjoys both Oreos and chocolate chip cookies, so I thought I'd combine them. And the ensuing recipe turned out awesome, but not for the faint of heart. Or those concerned about their heart. Or their waist line. But my sweetie's birthday is only once a year ...

So here's what you need:
2 sticks of butter, room temp
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.75 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
12 Oreos
Using a stand mixer on low with the whisk attachment, cream the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time. Switch to the flat paddle attachment, then add the vanilla. Add the flour slowly before the salt and baking soda. Lastly, add the chocolate chips. This is what your dough will look like. The next part of the process is easier if you chill the dough for two hours. Essentially, make a hamburger, except instead of a bun, you use the cookie dough, and instead of meat, you use an Oreo. Hmmmm, delicious. These will make rather large cookies. They'll look like monsters. Delicious, gooey monsters.

Make sure to seal the top cookie and bottom cookie around the Oreo. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until they're golden brown.
Look at this perfect plate of cookies waiting for my husband to come home from class.
In the interest of full disclosure, I did use a small, round cookie-cutter to make these look so darn perfect. Try as I might, these cookies just kept spreading in the oven. A bit like how I can feel my ass doing right now. Back to the basement for more Insanity. Forgive me, Shaun T, I have sinned!