I figured I should share Dave's Valentine treat before the end of February. Someday I will get better about sharing things closer to when I make them. As soon as Picky Palate posted this recipe, I knew Dave would love it. It also seemed great to keep around since I am not a huge cookie fan. Well, I was mistaken. These cookies were amazing. The chocolate chip cookie stayed a bit softer, which is the way I like them. Thank goodness I halved the recipe so that we only had a dozen of these around. A few were passed on to friends, and Dave happily took one in his lunch all week. At first, everyone thought I made a giant chocolate chip cookie. They were all surprised to find an oreo in the middle! This is why I was referring to them as "Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies."
Here's what I did to yield 12 cookies. Visit the original recipe in order to make 24.
You will need:
*1 sticks softened butter
*1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
*1/2 cup granulated sugar
*1 large eggs
*1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
*1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*5 oz. chocolate chips
*12 Oreo cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Take a scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo cookie. Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo Cookie. Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo Cookie is enclosed with dough. Place onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking. (Mine were large, and they needed the full 13 minutes)
4. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.