Monday, September 26, 2011

cookies 'n cream cookies

I'm back! It's been awhile, huh, blog? *blows dust off*

Well, college has been intense and it's done a good job of keeping me busy, so I haven't had much time to update. I've made simple dishes here and there, since I do need food in order to live and all, but I haven't felt the need to take pictures of the dishes I've made, sine they're so simple, even a five year old can do them. Oh well. Maybe I'll take some pictures and blog about it one day, if someone's really curious. Or if I'm really bored. Which sounds more likely, seeing as this blog isn't quite popular enough anyway, haha!

In any case, I decided to use some of the free time I had today to bake cookies with my roommate. We're both pretty crazy about FoodGawker. No lie, it's what I read every morning while I eat breakfast, and what I check right before I go to bed every night. It's a little scary how obsessively I can scan for recipes and favorite things left and right. And we just so happened to settle our little eyes on this particular recipe for oreo cookies.

The problem was finding the time to actually make them. So we kept this recipe tucked in the back of our minds, biding time until the day we could make them... Which was today. We initially wanted to make them for a friend, especially since he drives us around for groceries and stuff. We're really grateful, Eric! We just wish we could express it through baking a bit more often. Sigh, if only we had more time during the day...

So these babies popped out of the oven after about maybe ten minutes of prepping and talking. I guess it helps when there's two people making things instead of just one! I'll save the rest of my rambling for a little later... I'm sure the recipe's a bit more important right now.

Cookies 'n Cream Cookies (Recipe from Sweet Tooth)

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 Oreo's, broken up into small pieces
  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  6. Gently fold in Oreo pieces.
  7. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 1-2" apart.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes*, until the edges JUST start to brown. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
They're deliciously cookies and cream-like. But I think I actually liked the cookie dough more than I liked it when it was baked. I mean, it had a wonderfully moist yet slightly crunchy side that I adore in cookies, but for some reason my roommate and I could not stop licking the batter when we were mixing.

Speaking of mixing, I got carried away mixing, so that's why ours are so evenly grey and brown from the oreo cookies being mixed in... It's supposed to look a bit like a chocolate chip cookie does, with the brownish golden yellow color of a cookie, speckled with bits of oreo, but I guess we'll strive for that next time.