In my whole existence, I've never been a big fan of Oreo's. Don't get me wrong, if I was offered one, I wouldn't turn it down. That would just be rude. I wouldn't go to the store just to buy them or anything, though. But ever since I made Smitten Kitchen's homemade oreos, I've got a new found love for them. Those cookies are so good... but don't stop reading because those aren't my new favorite cookies!!
I had some Oreo's left over from the Frozen Oreo Pie that I made last week and they weren't getting eaten (Oreo shunning must be genetic or something) so I thought, "How can I be creative with these?" And then I came up with the brilliant idea to make them into a different cookie. Why couldn't I use crushed up Oreo's instead of chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies? Oh. My. Gosh. You CAN... and you SHOULD. I don't mean to brag or anything, but these were so, so, so, so good! I baked one batch of mine a little under the suggested baking time, so the middles of the cookie were all gooey and crunchy at the same time. Delicious. I ate 5 right out of the oven. Please, please, please make these and tell me how you like them!
Also, I'm obsessed with anything Halloween. Especially candy corn. I can't get enough of it...I would eat bags at a time if I could. So I went ahead and baked some of my cookies with some candy corn in the middle and then added one on top for good measure. I personally believe that made the cookies, but I'm biased, so make your own call on that one. This is my warning in advance, but you guys should expect many Halloween-y recipes. I'm sorry, I can't help it!
Smashed Oreo Cookies
Adapted from: All Recipes
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 14 crushed Oreo's
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the Oreo pieces by hand using a wooden spoon.
**Optional** Add Candy Corn.
Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.