Nom and Glug
9Mar/111

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really wish I could claim credit for this idea, which can be characterized as nothing short of absolutely brilliant. Alas, I cannot. As far as I can tell, the original idea for these beauties came from Picky Palate, so kudos to Ms. Palate for this ingenious idea. The basic premise is that this is a cookie INSIDE of another cookie. It's like a Russian nesting doll, except instead of dolls, it's cookies. This is the Turducken of cookies. Yeah, I said it.

I'd advocate using double stuff, ahem, "Double Stuf", Oreos, because it's the creamy center that really takes these cookies to the next level. And make the layer of chocolate chip dough around the outside pretty thin. These cookies get really big really quickly. My first batch all melted together, so I was sure to skimp on cookie dough and space them far apart the second time around.

As for the chocolate chip cookies, I'm not even going to include a recipe here - crazy, I know. This is more a post to just encourage you to try to make these cookies with whatever chocolate chip cookie recipe you like; make those cookies (and cut out about half of the chips) and then shove an oreo inside each of them.

I used the universal Nestle/Tollhouse recipe, since I was in a bit of a rush and I wanted to isolate the effects of the Oreos on the cookie baking process. Didn't seem like it made much of a difference; the edges around the Oreo center tasted like normal chocolate chip cookies and cooked the same.

I'm not sure these are a cookie I'd make with any frequency, just like I wouldn't eat a Turducken on a weekly basis. The combination is definitely awesome, though. I think I'll be playing around with this idea in the not so distant future.

About Chris

Chris writes about food and drink for Nom and Glug. He can crack an egg with one hand, but he often misspells his own name, so it balances out.
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  1. Aaaaahhhhh…. really wish I had read this yesterday morning. I made choco chip cookies for the first time in years.


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