Thinking of what cookie should you fill your cookie jar with? Try this tested recipe.
Sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes. It’s a double treat of yummy goodness because it’s made of cream cheese with mini chocolate chips and covered with Oreo cookie bits.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 (bar) of cream cheese, equivalent to 8 ounces
1 butter at room temperature
2 cups white sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 – 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies, approximately 10-15 pieces
How to do it:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Crush the Oreo cookies. I use a mixing bowl and the bottom of a jar to crush the cookies because I prefer the cookie bits to be in different small sizes, not too ground or powdery.
Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
Again, if you haven’t read The Red Velvet Cupcake recipe, I mentioned there that I am an old school baker, I prefer skipping the Kitchen Aid, the hand mixer and even the food processor. I do everything with my hands, as much as possible because that is how passionate I am with baking, I feel the love and passion more without the use of any kitchen appliances when mixing the ingredients.
Add the sugar and approximately 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour into the mixture then the the chocolate chips. Mix everything together. At this point, I prefer wearing plastic gloves and mix everything with my hands, but you can actually use a wooden spoon and/or spatula.
Using the measuring spoon (1 tablespoon) or a small ice cream scoop, scoop the cookie dough and form a ball. Roll the cookie dough ball on the crushed Oreo.
Arrange the balls on your greased cookie pan/sheet, about half to one inch apart.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. After baking, do not leave the cookies on the hot cookie sheet for too long, you may transfer your cookies on a cooling rack.
Here’s the answers to some questions you might have in mind:
How many pieces of cookies will this recipe make?
If you use 1 tablespoon ball with a little extra on it, you can bale about 24-28 cookies.
What brand should I use for cream cheese?
I always use Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Though it is more expensive than other local brands, it tastes really better. You can taste the difference when you use other brands. I also tried Magnolia and Elle & Vire and both were okay too and a bit cheaper.
Can I use crushed Oreos which are already sold in the supermarket?
Of course you can. I just prefer making my own because it looks better and I can choose the sizes of the cookie bits. I find those sold in the supermarket or baking supplies stores too fine.
The original recipe was from a blog I was following about 3 years ago but I tweaked it a bit to fit the texture I prefer and to make it a little chewy and gooey.