If you have ever wondered if there was a way to add more calories and make a more delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie – I have the answer for you. It is a resounding YES!! Thanks to everyone in the blogosphere who have published cookies like this on their site, I couldn’t resist. You take an Oreo, and surround it with cookie dough, bake, and then you have the most delicious cookie!
My son came home from school, and I let him have one for his snack. He wanted to know what it was inside there. I wouldn’t tell him, I wanted to see his face when he figured it out. It was pure joy on a 6 year olds face. WHAT?!?! An Oreo is in here?! He was so excited, he had chocolate practically from ear to ear (these cookies are HUGE). He took one in his lunch the next day to school, and all the kids were amazed by his cookie. He said he got a lot of “How did your Mom DO that?!” So without further ado….the recipe.
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup crisco shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 bag chocolate chips
This is a pretty standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. The one main difference is most cookies call for 2 sticks of butter, instead of the shortening. I grew up with these cookies, it was always how my mom made them. It wasn’t until I met my husband that he questioned why I put shortening in a cookie. I had never looked at another recipe to know that I did it differently. I think this makes a much softer, chewier cookie. I think they stay moist longer, and I just like it better. So if you are feeling daring, go out on a limb and try your next batch of chocolate chip cookies this way – you will not be disappointed! Sorry, got side tracked.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the flour and baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Then comes the magic. Take a ball of cookie dough and place it on a cookie sheet. Top with an Oreo. Then take another ball of dough and place that on stop of the Oreo.
Then squish the dough all around the Oreo – so it looks like a big glob of cookie dough.
Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes. It will take a little longer than it normally would to bake a chocolate chip cookie. When it comes out of the oven, oh my word is it good. I was thinking I would let it cool a little before I tried it, not sure what the Oreo would do in the baking process. But I couldn’t wait, and it was delicious. Now if you want to go all out – use a Double Stuffed Oreo!!!