Or as one of my friends called them, “Inception Cookies.” Cause they are cookies within a cookie. See?
Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies blew up all over the blogosphere awhile back when Jenny at Picky Palate posted the original giant cookie way back in January. Having been on Weight Watchers for quite some time at that point, and not really being able to justify what was essentially three cookies in one, I never made them.
Recently, however, she posted a new version of the cookie… with MINI oreos. I was sold! They were a little time consuming, as any stuffed cookie tends to be, but not particularly difficult. I had some trouble with the dough sticking to my fingers, but a damp paper towel to wipe them off every couple of cookies was good enough to solve that problem.
Jenny recommends using a melon baller to place a scoop of cookie dough on top and bottom of the oreo, but this was NOT working for me. What I did was use my usual cookie scoop and then just pushed the oreo into the center of the dough. Then I pinched the dough closed around it and rolled into a ball.
As usual, these cookies received rave reviews from everyone I shared them with… in this case, a couple of my coworkers and a roller derby viewing party!
Mini Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Picky Palate
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
1 Cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 oz bag chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips!)
1 bag mini Oreo cookies
1. 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.
2. 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 melon baller, or teaspoon, take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of a mini 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 paper lined baking sheet and bake cookies 8-10 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.