Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies bring together chocolate chips and Oreos in every bite. Two classics combined!
When I was little, I thought that ‘cookies and cream’ was like the most amazing ice cream flavor ever invented. I think it was because it was wildly different in my five year old mind’s eye than my dad’s more traditional butter pecan or mint chocolate chip.
I loved the marbled appearance, the smooth and then surprising cookie crunch of the texture, and the creamy melted pools speckled with cookie crumbs left in the bottom of my bowl.
So when I started working on this recipe for chocolate chip Oreo cookies, I knew I wanted to mimic all the wonderful things about my childhood favorite flavor of ice cream, but in a little bite of cookie.
I could have gone all melt-y butter and brown sugar with my dough, like with my favorite best big fat chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I sort of felt like the Oreos would be an afterthought. I was looking for the swirly crushed cookies within a cookie, studded with chocolate chips.
I wanted each bite to be chocolate set against a pale vanilla backdrop.
And then I decided on pudding cookies.
Adding a package of instant vanilla pudding does amazing things to all sorts of baked goods, and with cookies it is no different. It lends the pretty pale color of vanilla ice cream, along with the softest sort of velvety texture to every bite.
There’s not even a teaspoon of granulated sugar in this recipe, but the taste is totally different than any other brown sugar laden cookies I’ve ever tasted.
The Oreos offer up the perfect chocolate crunch in every bite, and if you catch these while they are still warm, the chocolate chips melt in the most perfect way.
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