Yes, you read that right. A huge chocolate chip cookie, stuffed with an Oreo cookie inside (double stuffed Oreo, I might add!)
This recipe has been ripping around the blogosphere, and I had to jump on the bandwagon. How could I not?! Combining two of the baking world’s greatest things into one huge treat is a MUST do!
I have to say, this particular chocolate chip cookie recipe has just the right amount of salt in it. This “sandwich” (aka glutinous delight) has that perfect sweet and salty aura to it. If you are a sweet and salty lover like myself, you will LOVE this recipe.
I wanted to make something unique for my Cakery’s table at the local Farmers Market for last weekend. A new cupcake table had been set up (in MY spot I have to add), so I wanted to have something unique to sell. My cupcakes have the glam factor to them that makes them the best cupcakes around, but sometimes, you need something novel to bring the people in!
These cookies definitely did the trick. I had one sliced in half, so people could see them from the aisle, and I can’t tell you how many times I heard “Is that a-? Oh! It IS an Oreo!” We sold out of these babies.
The original recipe for this delight comes from the Picky Palate, and if you haven’t been there before, go there now. NO, WAIT! Go when you’re done reading (and commenting) here first!
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
(from Picky Palate)
As usual, start by creaming together butter and sugars . . . ode to the Kitchen Aid. Let’s take a moment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oh, how I love thee.
Next, mix in the eggs.
And the vanilla.
Then the dry stuff . . . yes, that is my near empty container of flour. Man does this job use a lot of flour and sugar! I’m forever buying it . . . and there is a thin layering of white sugar/flour dust on every single instrument in the kitchen!
Add in the chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop, arrange one ball, per cookie.
Next, place an Oreo on top of the original cookie dough ball, and then place another on top of the Oreo.
Gently squeeze the dough together and attach around the whole Oreo. It’s actually simpler than it sounds.
They should look something like these gigantic balls of delicious cookie dough!
Fresh from the oven . . . I’ve put in an Oreo to show you the size of the baked “sandwich”.
YUM! So good. I tried so save this sample version for the market the next day, but I couldn’t resist, and had to eat a half. I left half for Paul (seriously, I managed to resist it’s calls to me all day). I figure it’s all in the name of product research . . . I can’t sell something that I haven’t tried, right?
Here’s the link to the recipe. Thanks Picky Palate for “inventing” such a delightful treat.