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8.30.2012

Cookies and Cream Cookies



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

Ingredients:

4 oz room temp cream cheese
1 cup room temp butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg 
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
 
Directions:

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.


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32 comments:

  1. You're such a good mom, baking cookies for your wee one for his first day of school. I'd say you're one cool momma!

    I always chooses cookies & cream if it's available. I don't know, but there is something about the combo that I love. These look so good. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks! Cookie and Cream is just the way to go...

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  2. My lil girl is starting first grade next week. I remember last year on her first day of school I baked strawberry cookies b/c I wanted something pink for her to come home to! I feel you with these!

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    1. Aww I will have to do some pink ones for my daughter too when she starts school... still have 4-5 yrs left on that though!

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  3. I love Oreos and Cookies and Cream is my FAVORITE ice cream flavorie. You are killing me. I want to go home right now and makes these.

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  4. These look AMAZING! I love cookies and creme!

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  5. I love that you made cookies for the first day at school...I always do that too! Oreo anything gets me every.single.time!!! Great idea to make a "cream" cookie filled with cookies. And I love that you took it extreme and added frosting...Yum!!!

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    1. I guess we are just part of the cool mama's club!

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  6. These are awesome! I love the addition of a cream cheese topping!

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  7. Glorious! I am totally with you on the cookies 'n' cream love, right down to the candy bar. And I think cookies made to fit our favorite flavor would be the best after-school snack ever. :)

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    1. So glad I'm not the only one who goes nutty for the cookies and cream!

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  8. So I'll just email you that application for "New Oldest Daughter" and get it to you right away. Uh, seriously? These cookies are awesome! I love cookies + cream and am glad you put 'em into cookies cause the world needed this! And extra Oreos are ALWAYS a good idea (who buys the original kind when the Double Stuf is the same price? Exactly my point). :)

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    1. LOL... I was thinking about. I think we need to change that to Little Sister Application. Since I'm only 28... and a 21 yr old daughter.... yeah I'm aging myself too fast hahaha. As for the double stuffed oreos. HUBS DOESN'T LIKE THEM! So I never buy them! He's such a crack pot.

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  9. I love that you made cookies on his first day at school, and such a great kind of cookie. Cookies and cream can't be beat!

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  10. What a fabulous momma you are. =) Congrats to your little one on his first day of kindergarten. And these cookies look AMAZING!

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  11. Awww! Congrats to the little tyke, making his first waves at education in kindegarten! Such a sweet way to send him off with cookies n cream cookies! This is adorable and your cookies look so delicious! I'd want them with a bowl of cookies n cream ice cream!

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  12. I love cookies and cream! How sweet of you to make these for the first day of school :).

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  13. aw you're such a great mom for making him cookies on his first day at school! i would totally love that esp since these are cookies & creme - one of my fav flavors!

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  14. Always baked cookies for me children's first day of school too! These were good, but I added 1/4 tsp of salt to the recipe. The first batch tasted just a tad bit bland to me.

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    1. That was a typo in the recipe. I always add 1/4-1/2 tsp of salt to all my cookies. I'm correcting it now! I also added a pinch to the frosting. WOOPS thanks for pointing it out for me. =)

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    2. Whew! I thought it was just me having bland taste buds! I feel better now. :)

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  15. Mmmmm...those look good! Aw, Kindergarten. I hope he loves it!

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    1. I know I know I know! It has been on my to do list for MONTHS.... jeez adding a simple badge code makes me nervous lol!

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    2. Don't be scared! Here's a link, all you need to do is add the gadget right under your post box in the Layout! I believe in you ;)

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