Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cookie + Another Cookie = Amazing

One of the best wedding gifts I received is not sitting on a shelf, hanging on a wall, or accumulating interest in some bank, but can be found in the Betty Crocker Cookbook, Bridal Edition (B.C.B.E.). Located on page 146 is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I have ever used. It wasn’t until about a year ago when I found this recipe and it forever changed my life… You see, in the past I have tried baking chocolate chip cookies, but they have never been easy on the palette. They have either come out too hard, too flat, too crumbly, or just plain too gross! So for years I forwent feeding my trash can another batch of cookies and resorted to the practical refrigerated cookie dough you can buy at the store. No complaints, they were good. They got the job done, but I longed for something more.

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.

Happy Monday!


  1. Yummy! will be trying this

  2. How can so much cookie goodness coexist? And does the Oreo filling melt in the oven?

  3. Honestly - my jeans are NEVER going to fit.



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