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Friday, July 31, 2009

Cookies & Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

One thing that I'm pretty well known for is my cookies. I've been baking cookies ever since I was a kid, every weekend growing up that's what I did. My uncle Ruben would come over just for some of my chocolate chip cookies, which at the time was just the Toll House recipe on the bag. But, he loved them. Today the guys at my husband's work always ask when more cookies are coming and they even request certain kinds! I'm kind of known as the cookie lady, which I'm perfectly fine with! I was actually talking to my mom the other day about how it would be fun to open up a little shop that just sells treats like cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls... stuff like that, but then when I think about it, that would take the fun out of baking for me. So, I'll just stick to what I'm doing and share my recipes with you instead so that you can make them for yourselves!

This cookie is a new favorite in our house and everyone that has tried them has loved them. With the combination of Oreos and chocolate chips, you can't really go wrong! One thing that I've noticed with these cookies is that if you cut the Oreos up into big chunks, your cookies will turn out to be a higher cookie and if you crush the Oreos your cookies will be flatter. The picture here is of the Oreos being crushed, I'll have to make them again with the cookies cut and take a picture of them that way. They also look a lot more grey when you crush them, since little bits of crumbs are being distributed throughout the dough. I actually prefer them with the Oreos cut up instead of crushed, but they are yummy either way!
Edited to add picture of cookies with cut up Oreos instead of crushed Oreos.

Cookies & Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips
20 Oreo cookies, cut up or crushed

Preheat oven to 350°F.
With an electric mixer cream butter and sugars until nice and creamy. Add vanilla and egg and mix. Slowly add flour, a little at a time. Add baking soda and salt and mix well, add chocolate chips and oreo cookies and mix well. Scoop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet; make sure they aren’t too close though! Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a rack and enjoy!


tammy dixon said...

These were so yummy! Glad to have the recipe to try them myself!

Campbell Family said...

I love the new blog! I always love getting new recipes!!!

Melanie Anne said...

These look awesome! I love cookies too! I think my boys would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting our blog!
Melanie (sisters cafe) said...

I'm going to try this as soon as I get the ingredients! Thanks, Kim. :)