I've seen Oreos as a mix-in for cookies recently (to name one) and decided to give it a try. So here you are--Oreos in a chocolate chip cookie and of course, not just any cookie, but my latest go-to cookie, the New York Times Ultimate recipe, which mirrors Jacques Torres' great cookie. I pretty much always follow this recipe exactly. This time I switched things up with what I put inside. No matter what, it's always a great cookie! I usually half the recipe, but this time I made the whole recipe, and divided the dough into thirds so I could "play around" with mix-ins. I just gotta tell you, they were all GOOD!!!
So, those Oreo Overload No-Bake Brownies I posted about in my last post, I keep thinking of them as Condensed Oreos and really can an Oreo be more condensed? Well, I took those and chopped them into little square cubes and I added a good cup or so (it was 4 1/2 oz.) to 1/3 of the dough. I also added 5 or so broken up Oreo Cookies. I really didn't think these would win me over, because I really would rather have a chocolate chip cookie over Oreos and I was afraid the Oreos would take away from my ccc enjoyment. But Holy Cow, these are really good! You gotta try a chocolate chip cookie based dough with broken up Oreos in it! You don't have to make the no-bake treat I made yesterday to put in them, just chop up lots of Oreos. I have been making smaller cookies lately and Kevin mentioned how dinky they were. So the one pictured above is a big one I made just for him.
I have also seen recently on a few blogs including this cute one called ......and a cookie for dessert, the idea of putting baked chocolate chip cookies IN cookie dough and baking it. Well, I knew I had to try that. Brooke at .....and a cookie for dessert said that it was just so good. So, what do you get when you cross Tyler Florence (cute and talented Food Network chef) with Jacques Torres (great chocolatier of the world!)? Well, that would be these cookies! A few weeks ago I made Tyler Florence's take on Big, Fat Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and well, love you Tyler, but the cookies were just okay, pretty much like Nestle Toll House cookie. I stuck them in the freezer thinking these would be good knowing I wanted to try this idea of a ccc in a ccc. So I have to say, they were pretty good. Surely something I think you should try next time your baking cookie. Break up a few and stick them in some dough. I made some of this dough into cookies yesterday and chilled the rest of the dough, which made them not quite as crunchy (the bits of cookie inside) as they would have been fresh. To this 1/3 of dough, I added 6 oz. broken up cookies and 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips. It made for kind of a yummy extra crunch to the cookie. First, here's a picture of the Tyler Florence cookie---
And the CCC in a CCC's---
With another portion of the dough, I mixed it all together, including some of the chopped Oreo No-Bake Brownie candy, some broken up Oreos, some of Tyler's broken up ccc's, some chocolate chips and for kicks on the last few, I also threw in some walnuts. Oh and M&M's! These baked up chunky and SO full of good stuff! I'm saying, you just can't go wrong with this dough and pretty much any add-ins you wish! Whatever will they (or I) think of next? Hmmmm.
You know you want some!