Remember those Birthday Cake Oreo Blondies? I was so excited to be in the oreo aisle that I bought a package of regular oreos too! I originally planned to make some kind of oreo cheesecake, but after a big snow/ice storm where my car slid all the way to the bottom of a huge hill (where it remained for 3+ days!) and bumming rides to and from work, I needed to make cookies! There’s something therapeutic about baking cookies and friends always appreciate homemade cookies as thank-you gifts.
I started with a basic chocolate cookie dough and then folded in lots of crushed oreos and white chocolate chips. The dough was pretty amazing(!!) but the cookies hot out of the oven were even better! I kept telling myself, “This is the last one.“…and then eating another ;). Chocolate cookies are so easy to overbake because it’s hard to tell when the edges start to get brown, so watch them closely. The key to great cookies is not overbaking. You want the edges to be lightly brown, but the centers will still be soft and appear doughy when you remove them from the oven. As they cool, the center will finish baking and harden up. The edges will be perfectly crisp and the centers will be nice and chewy. Enjoy!
Double Chocolate Oreo Cookies
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup special dark cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp instant coffee
1 cup white chocolate chips
20 crushed Oreo cookies
1. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
2. Slowly – on low speed – add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, coffee, and salt and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and crushed oreos. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours (or longer).
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. Using a 1-1/2 tbsp scoop, place dough on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Centers will not appear done at first but will set upon cooling.