I apologize for the lack of regularity in my blog posts recently. I have had an onslaught of projects at work and just finished a three day conference which really felt like a three week conference! Now that the worst is behind me I can turn back to my baking therapy and enjoy a few recipes I have accumulated over the past few weeks.
I am a big fan of the flavor that Oreo cookies provide in recipes, so when I saw this one I knew it was a keeper. And boy does the Oreo flavor really come through in these cookies. They are soft and chewy and delicately sweet. You can really taste the cream of the Oreo cookies and the sweetness of the chocolate flavors. These cookies are incredibly delicious and would go great with a glass of milk or cup of coffee!
Cookies and Cream Cookies
adapted from Picky Palate
makes about 55 cookies
(4 PointsPlus per serving)
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1 cup PLUS 1 Tbsp sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup cocoa powder20 whole Oreo Cookies, finely ground (I used a food processor)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined.
In a medium bowl mix together the flour, finely ground Oreos, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the wet ingredients along with the cocoa powder and chocolate chips, slowly mixing until just combined. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. (1 serving = 1 cookie, 4 PointsPlus per serving)