Yesterday was my oldest son's first day of kindergarten. How is that even possible??
To fill the roll of the stereotypical stay at home mom. I had fresh cookies and milk waiting for him when we got home.
I selfishly created something I knew I would love as well. This girl loves anything cookies and cream. Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting is my favorite cake topper, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is just awesome, and I have always loved loved loved those Hershey Cookies and Cream Bars.
I've stuffed Oreos in a chocolate chip cookie, I've layered them in brownies. But I've never actually done a cookies and cream cookie.
When thinking of a base cookie I wasn't really sure how to do it so it would still fit the "cream" part of the title. After a lot of playing around in the kitchen and thinking about it. I had a duh moment. Cream Cheese Cookies. Perfect base to crumble bits of Oreo into.
They were moist and fluffy just like I had hoped, delicious all on their own. But since more is more, I had to top them with something. I also did a cream cheese topping and then crumbled additional Oreos on top.
Cookies and Cream Cookies
Yields 24 cookies
4 oz room temp cream cheese
1 cup room temp butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour (More if dough is too sticky)
8 oreo cookies
For the topping:
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Oreo cookies crumbled
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat.
In the bowl of you electric mixer cream , cream cheese and butter together. Add in sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract and egg. Slowly mix in flour and salt.
Add Oreo Cookies in whole turn your mixer on medium for about 30 seconds. The paddle attachment should break the cookies up perfectly. IF you are not using a KitchenAid or other stand mixer, break the cookies up by hand before adding into the cookie batter.
Carefully roll 1 inch balls of dough, if it is too sticky add a bit of flour. It will be a bit messy but you should be able to roll some balls. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Flatten each cookie ball with the palm of you hand onto the cookie sheet. These cookies do not spread on their own. You need to give them a press to get you desired shape. Otherwise you will have cookie "balls".
Bake for 12 minutes or until bottoms are starting to get golden.
Allow cookies to cool.
Meanwhile in an electric mixer beat 8 oz of cream cheese with powdered sugar and salt. When it is smooth Frost tops of cookies. Dust each cookie with Oreo crumbs.