Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Oreo Truffle Surprise Cookies

I found these treasures on Picky Palate and have been aching to try them for some time. She always has the best ideas. These cookies are absolutely delicious. I had to give most of them away because I knew I would sit and devour all of them in one sitting. My kids were thrilled with the surprise middle. I put the full instructions here, but I used a short cut when I made them. Instead of rolling all the truffle mixture into balls, I just scooped some up, rounded it and then formed the cookie dough around it. It saved a bit of time.

Oreo Truffle Surprise Cookies

2 sticks softened butter

3/4 Cup granulated sugar

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla

3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 Cups chocolate chips

21 Oreos

3 oz softened cream cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer beat butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined.

2. Place flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl; mix. Add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.

3. Place Oreos into a food processor or blender, mix until finely ground. Place into a bowl and mix with cream cheese until dough forms. Take 1 teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball. Continue until all dough has been rolled, you should get 36 balls, enough for all of the cookie dough.

4. With a large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Press a little hole into center of dough and put Oreo Truffle inside, cover cookie dough around Oreo Truffle so it’s hidden in the middle. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to turn golden brown. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

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