Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Desserts for Dudes: Cookies and Cream Cookies

I was in Target this week looking for desserts for dudes dessert inspiration.  Actually, I was hoping to find the new Peanut Butter Cup Oreos (no luck), but then I came across these Hershey's Cookies and Creme Drops and thought "a-HA!"

cookies and cream cookies ... made with Hershey's drops, white chocolate chips, and Oreos. from @bakeat350

My boys are kind of crazy about cookies and cream flavored anything: candy bars, ice cream, milk shakes.  So, I was pretty certain that cookies and cream COOKIES would be a hit.

After a quick internet search while standing in the Target aisle to see if the drops would hold up to baking, I saw that Shelly of Cookies and Cups had made cookies and cream cookies a couple of years ago.  If Shelly had used them, I knew I was onto something good.  Her recipe is here.

You know, I remember when "cookies and cream" was a real novelty.   
"There are COOKIES in my ICE CREAM!"
This was back in the day before ice cream was loaded with everything but the kitchen sink.  (Not that I'm complaining #moremixinsplease.)

cookies and cream cookies ... made with Hershey's drops, white chocolate chips, and Oreos. from @bakeat350
The cookies are big, thick, substantial, chocolatey cookies.  As I'm typing this post, Mr. E pipes up..."you could top those with cookies and cream ice cream and sell them in a restaurant."  Now, why didn't I think of topping them with ice cream?!?  See...this is why I keep him around. ;) 

cookies and cream cookies ... made with Hershey's drops, white chocolate chips, and Oreos. from @bakeat350
You'll need 3 mix-ins for these cookies: the cookies and creme drops I mentioned earlier (I bought these at Target, but have also seen them at my grocery store), Oreos, and white chocolate chips.

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You'll also need at muffin top or whoopie pie pan. (You know you want one.)  Mine is from Sur la Table, but I found a similar one on Amazon, too.

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Cookies and Cream Cookies
{makes 18 large cookies}

1 & 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dutch-process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 cups packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 cup Hershey's Cookies and Creme Drops
1 cup white chocolate chips, reserving a few for the tops
1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos

Grease a muffin top/whoopie pie pan with shortening.

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Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add in the eggs one at a time, beating until well combined.  Beat in the vanilla.

cookies and cream cookies ... made with Hershey's drops, white chocolate chips, and Oreos. from @bakeat350
Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, beating on low.  Stir in the drops, chips, and Oreos.

The dough will be very sticky.  Refrigerate 1 hour to make it easier to work with.

Preheat oven to 350.

Scoop 1/4 cup dough into each pan cavity.  Wet fingers and lightly press the dough down.  It may not over the entire cavity of the pan; that's ok.  Press a few of the reserved white chocolate chips onto the top of the dough.

Bake for 15-18 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes.  Run a small spatula along the edge of the pan and lift onto a cooling rack.  Rinse the pan with cool water and re-grease the pan.

cookies and cream cookies ... made with Hershey's drops, white chocolate chips, and Oreos. from @bakeat350

Cookies and Cream Cookies.  Your dudes will love them. 

12 comments:

  1. Forget the dudes in my life, these cookies are all mine!

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  3. I would be all over these cookies. I love cookies and cream. I would be hiding them from my dude otherwise I wouldn't have a chance.

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  4. I am MAJORLY in love with these chocolatey cookies. My husband can have one and one ONLY!

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  5. I think I love these.
    Who am I kidding, I absolutely love these. I can feel my teeth sinking into the chocolately goodness!

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  6. I seem to want to comment on your comments and not the food. That I love what you bake is a given. But I appreciate your sense of humor. It is a joy reading this blog that I have read for years now. I do want a muffin top pan now and want to get rid of my muffin top on my sides!

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  7. Yes please! These look fantastic! Cookies and cream was my favorite ice cream flavor as a kid, so I'm sure I'll love these cookies.

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  8. I love oreos so much that I posted a milkshake with it too! Heavens, these cookies look so temtptng!
    ami || NaiveCookCooks

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  9. i had gone to several local grocery stores AND target looking for those PB oreos, too! i finally found them today at a super target! there was a stack by the check out lanes. the aisle where the oreos are shelved only had 1 bag left. run to target!!

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  10. Bridget,
    I love cookies and cream too. The cookies would be welcome in my home too.
    Annamaria

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  11. Oh I could really go for about a dozen of these...no joke!

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