Double Fudge Oreo Cookies

When I was 19 I never thought that at 24 I would still be writing exams. I remember finishing my undergrad degree and thinking the best part of it was that exams were behind me. I was FREE! But life never goes the way you think it will.

Last September I enrolled in a new College program in hopes that a Biotechnology diploma might make me a bit more hireable. So even though my life has gone in a different direction then I had planned originally, the end goal is really the same. I’m happy. This summer I’m in Canada and can spend more time with my family, I get to do a marathon in my home city on a known route, and I get to spend all the time in the world with my partner. What else could a girl ask for really?

Cookies you say? I agree! I created some magic in my kitchen recently. Remember these? Yeah, I added cocoa and fudge to that recipe to make a chewy, heavenly, cookie-baby. I’m in love.

To make these add butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla to a large bowl.

Cream them together until fluffy.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips..

…and crushed Oreos.

Refrigerate dough for at least 2-3 hours. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350, roll into balls and set on baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.

Enjoy! I sure did…a little too much.

Double Fudge Oreo Cookies
makes about 3 dozen cookies
Recipe lightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter (or 2 sticks), at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup (9 oreos) chopped Oreo cookies

Directions:
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until well combined.

Fold in chocolate chips and crushed oreos.

Refrigerate dough for 2-4 hours (or more).

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350, roll into balls and set on baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

OMG

When I think of February I think of chocolate. It’s inevitable with all the Valentine’s day prep in retail stores, grocery stores, and on the intertubes. Right now I’m looking forward to baking a Valentine’s cake of some chocolate variation, baking brownies, and even with all this chocolate coming in my future, I thought it would be a good idea to bake some cookies too. I’m a growing sideways girl after all.

I need to tell you something. Listen, ok? It’s important. You need to put Oreos in your cookies. It will change your chocolate-chip-cookie-loving life! You won’t regret it! I like adding a little Oreo to the mix, because it adds a bit of crunch at first bite when the cookie is warm right from the oven (awesome) and then on day two the Oreo chunks soak up some of the moisture from the cookies turning this cookie into a moist, chewy, Oreo cream filled blast of heaven!

Now that’s pretty:

Shall we begin? Preheat your oven and cream butter, and sugars until well combined in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.

Place flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, stir to combine.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Stir in those smashed Oreos and chocolate chips.

Stir until just combined.

With a medium cookie scoop (or small spoon), scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cooked, but still soft.

Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Waiting is hard…COOL ALREADY!

Eat that beautiful cookie…or sing to it. It depends how much time you have today.

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies
Recipe adapted from Picky Palate
Makes just over 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
8 Oreo Cookies, chopped up into pieces
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.
3. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, stir to combine.
4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in Oreos and chocolate chips until just combined.
5. With a medium cookie scoop (or small spoon), scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
6. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.