Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Alright. I’ve been holding out on you. By you, I am referring to the 5 people that have forgotten that they are still subscribed to this blog. I know, I’m an awful food blogger. Honestly, I have no idea how Annie from Annie’s Eats manages to have a career, two kids, a seemingly perfect marriage AND a ridiculously adorable and scrumptious food blog.

And then there is me. Yeah, sure I have two jobs and I’m in school full time but for some reason I keep putting this thing I truly do love doing on the back burner.

So the quarter has ended for me today, which means no more excuses, for the next two weeks.

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I made this beautiful, oreo filled, creamy Cookies and Creams Ice Cream. If you’ve been around since the beginning, you know how weirdly obsessed I am with Oreo’s. They’re processed cookies?! Why do I love them so much!? I don’t even know, just don’t come between us.

IMG_8933Super easy. Damn delicious. Regardless of my toxic addiction, this ice cream is one to add to the books.

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Tip: When mixing in the chopped/smashed Oreo’s, add them in after you transfer the ice cream into your container. This way prevents this awful scratching noise of the cookies in your ice cream maker.

Tip 2: Put the finished ice cream in the freezer for about two hours to let it set up a bit. When it comes straight out of the ice cream machine it is too soft to form a scoop. So unless you like your ice cream soupy, freeze it up.

Since this past week in LA has been beautifully warm, you should get on this recipe ASAP. You won’t be disappointed, I assure you.

 

I love you. Enjoy.

 

Oreo Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Filling {Happy 100th Birthday Oreos!}

Did you know that Oreo’s are celebrating their 100th birthday? I had no idea that they have been around since 1912, that blows my mind a little bit. Before I get further into this post, I just need to tell you that they have these special edition Birthday Cake Oreos in honor of their 100th…and I’m telling you if you like Funfetti Cake & Oreos you need to go out and buy these right now. They’re like a dream come true in my eyes.

As a kid, I don’t remember being especially infatuated with Oreos. I would eat them if they were there, but I don’t recall begging for them at the store, my mother can correct me if I am wrong.

Problem is, I’ve turned into that kid. It all started up when I was living in the dorms. Maybe it was because there was no kitchen to make my own cookies, but oreos became quite a bit of an obsession. I always had a package of Double Stuffed Oreos hidden in one of my drawers and a jar of peanut butter next to it. It was common knowledge around the dorm that I had a problem with Oreos.

I knew I needed to make an Oreo/Cookies & Cream style cupcake at some point, but I had this delicious idea as I was driving home along the coast stuck in traffic: Peanut butter! Inside! Peanut butter inside the cupcake! Genius Madeline, genius. When I got home I had to run the idea by a friend to make sure it wasn’t strange, and that other people like that idea too. [She approved 😉 Smart lady]

So here we are. This cupcake is a serious chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling and an Oreo cream cheese frosting. When I took a bite into the cake and got a little bit of each component of the cupcake…sigh…it just clicked like I was back in the dorm studying with a jar of peanut butter in one hand and 10 oreos sitting in front of me ready to be downed. Nostalgia at its finest.

The frosting, oh the frosting. It was as if I scraped out all of the cream in between each one of those oreos and made a beautiful pot of oreo insides just for you. It is so good. SO good.

Enjoy!

Madeline

 

#13 Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

After posting a picture of what I wanted to make this week, it was pointed out that I have a thing for oreos. I dont know if its just that they are just amazing, or maybe the fact that I ate a pack of Double Stuf’d Oreo’s every 3 days when I was back at UCR, whatever the reason is…..I need to cool it down a bit. No more Oreo recipes for a while.

On that note, this recipe was definitely a good one to bow out with. It showed up on my friend’s Facebook and I knew it was meant to be. I knew it was a bit outrageous, but hey..I’m trying to gain a few lbs anyways!

I made them this morning in about 45 minutes before heading into work & picking up my brother/sister in law/the munchkin up from the airport. Great way to start the day…if you’d like it to end with a mini sugar heart attack. 🙂

Double Stuf - No other way.

I got to use the Silpat that my brother/sister in law got my for Christmas. Its amazing! I can't believe I didn't have one before!

Fresh out of the oven.

They're really intense-obviously- so I cut them in half before I brought them into work for my guinea pigs

I read through the comments that some people left on the blog that I got this recipe from, BeckyBakes, and some people were complaining that it was too “floury” but I don’t agree. It’s a great, enormous, cookie. Really, the ultimate cookie.

I have about 10 left, so if you’re in the area and want to test it out let me know 🙂
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks butter (Softened)

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon pure vanilla

3 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

1 pkg. Oreo cookies (Double Stuf)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugars together with a mixer until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda.  Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.  Form a ball of cookie dough, big enough to fit over the oreo. Then take another ball of cookie dough, slightly smaller, and fit it on the bottom of the oreo, to completely cover the oreo in cookie dough. Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo cookie is enclosed with dough.  Place onto a parchment or silpat (highly recommend the silpat. It’s environmentally friendly and works great) lined baking sheet and bake cookies 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Note: Cookies might need a little more time depending on how your oven heats. I put mine in for more towards 13/14 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies.

 

Happy Weekend!

Love,

Madeline