This year marks the 100th birthday of Nabisco’s Oreo cookie. I’ve been a fan of Oreos for as long as I can remember and have used this cookie to create a number of delicious desserts. The following are just two recipes that will help you celebrate America’s favorite cookie’s birthday.
Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies
Do you love the creamy flavor of the Oreo filling mixed with the dark chocolate flavor of the cookie? Then you are going to love these cookies. Featuring both white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, the chopped Oreos are a nice addition to both the flavor and texture.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1 cup of coarsely chopped Oreos
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Mix the butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
4. Slowly pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture while the mixer is running.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips and Oreos.
6. Place tablespoon-sized portions of dough on a greased cookie about 1-inch apart.
7. Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes and then allow the cookies to cool for around 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a recipe that is a bit similar, you are going to love this one. The cupcake starts with a dark chocolate cake mix, which is then made into cupcakes and topped with buttercream icing and chocolate covered Oreos.
1 dark chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients to prepare it
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1. Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the package directions for cupcakes.
2. Mix the shortening, butter and vanilla in a stand mixer.
3. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time, making sure to scrap the bowl before adding another cup, until a nice consistency forms.
4. Mix in the milk and beat the frosting until fluffy.
5. Add the frosting to a piping bag with a star tip and pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
6. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler and dip the Oreos.
7. Place the Oreos on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and chill until the chocolate hardens.
8. Once hardened, top each cupcake with a chocolate covered Oreo.