So a year ago I opened my B.C.B.E. cookbook and while perusing the cookie section I saw a “Learn with Betty - Softening Butter" tutorial on page 138. Come to find out the secret to the perfect cookie is all in the BUDDAH! Yep, the butter. I had always thought that the term ‘softened’ butter meant melted butter, PFFF, I was such a novice back then. Come to find out ‘softened’ means like soft to the touch - DUH! I flipped a few more pages and on page 146 spotted THE Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that is exactly what my taste buds have been longing for and my jeans have been dreading!
I make this cookie at least once a month, sometimes I make too many and send a batch or five to daycare with my daughter, other times I share the calories at work, and every once in a while I will hoard the entire loot for myself - hehehe!
I saw in a blog where they had baked a chocolate chip cookie on top of an Oreo and thought "I have to try that." So this weekend I did. And this is how it went down.
Followed by a little scoop of dough on top of an Oreo:
For the record, eating them like the picture above is equally as satisfying as waiting until they are baked. Trust me... I know.
Put them in the oven for 13-14 minutes and this is what will be staring you right in the face:
Walah! Put them in a tupperware dish, bring them to work and your status among your co-workers goes from zero to hero before you even log into your e-mail.
Okay, Okay, I know you are all dripping in drool for the B.C.B.E. recipe, so here it is:
Pre-heat oven at 375.
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 cup butter - softened (which means soft to the touch)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 bag of chocolate chips
Beat sugars, butter, vanilla, and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes. BUT if you are going to try making these with the Oreo's, you need to bake them for about 13-14 minutes or until the cookie oozes over the Oreo.