Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Oreos Dipped in Chocolate

Today is my co-worker Jen's last day in our office before her transfer to our DC practice. In an effort to make her last day special, I knew I had to concoct a treat that Jen would love. I started out at Picky-Palate.com (that being Jen's favorite food blog), and came across a delicious idea for a chocolate chip cookie stuffed inside an Oreo. This alone seems amazing, but since this is Jen we are talking about, I knew I had to kick it up a notch. So I took it one step further and dipped these delectable treats into melted chocolate. If you have a sweet tooth that needs fulfilling, you simply cannot go wrong with these cookies!

Recipe yields 38 cookies

38 Oreo cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap all your Oreo cookies and separate them with the white frosting on one side and a plain cookie on the other.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cookie halves without the frosting onto the sheet. Reserve the cookie halves with the frosting for later on.

In a medium bowl, combine room temperature butter with the sugars. Beat with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until well combined, soft and fluffy. About 2-3 minutes.

Add egg and vanilla extract to butter mixture and mix until well combined.

In a separate small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until flour is combined and you no longer see any streaks of white. Do not over mix!

Add mini chocolate chips to the mixture and incorporate them into the batter with a mixing spoon.

Using a small ice cream scoop, spoon about 1 tbsp of batter on top of each Oreo cookie half.

Bake for 8-9 minutes. When you remove from the over, if the cookies have overflowed, use a knife to gently push them back on top of the Oreo.

While the  cookies are still warm, place the reserved halves with the frosting on top to create a sandwich. The heat from the cookie will make the frosting melt and after it hardens, help the cookie sandwich stay together.

Let the cookies cool completely, until the frosting has hardened and the sandwiches will not separate. While cooling, melt the baking chocolate in a heat proof bowl either using a double-broiler or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.

Dip each cookie sandwich half way into the melted chocolate and place on a tray lined with wax paper.

Refrigerate cookies until chocolate hardens. I left mine in the refrigerator over night and they came out perfect! Serve with a large glass of milk (you will need one with all the chocolate!) and enjoy!

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