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Milk Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies

September 11th, 2008

Chocolate Cookies

The idea for these cookies came from the blog Cookie Madness. I just kind of glanced at the photo and recipe and instantly decided to make them before really reading the post and recipe. When I saw that it was made with Martha Stewart’s Milk Chocolate Cookie recipe I was a little disappointed. Martha’s recipe is amazingly good if you are eating the cookies hot straight out of the oven. But they don’t keep well at all and as a grazer as opposed to a binger, I like my cookies to last a few days. So I decided to use my old stand-by recipe for Fudge Cookies, which is from page 48 of Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book. I simply added 8.5 oz of chopped milk chocolate and 11 chopped double stuffed oreos. They are soft and delicious and at the least, you can at least get 3 days out of them.

So why am I posting this recipe when it appears to lack peanut butter? Because it would be very easy to use chopped Peanut Butter Oreos instead or peanut butter chips instead of milk chocolate chunks. They’d be quite delicious that way, so I highly recommend you try it!

And by the way, the key to making a cookie like this that has so much chocolate is to use the highest quality chocolate you can afford. I used Askinosie Cocoa Powder and Ghiradelli Semisweet Chips for the dough and Fat Pig Milk Chocolate for the chunks.

Don’t you wish you could take a bite?

Milk Chocolate

Recipe after the break.

Chocolate Cookie
Yields about 42 cookies
Adapted from Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book

Ingredients
12 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 stick (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
9 oz milk chocolate chunks
11 double stuffed oreos, quartered

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300° and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a double boiler, melt the semisweet chocolate over hot, not simmering water. Set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until just combined. Blend in the cooled semisweet chocolate. Blend in the flour mixture until just combined. Mix in the chopped milk chocolate and oreos.

4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes (mine were ready in 18 exactly) or until just set. Cool on the cookie sheet for one minute, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

9 responses so far:

  • Sort of ruins the fact that Oreos are milk-free by mixing them with milk chocolate, IMO.

    by StyylSep 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm
  • I was hooked as soon as I saw the picture of that cookie. I can’t bake sweets for the life of me, but I’m going to TRY one more time with this recipe. How can I not? It just oozes with temptation! Of course I shall be perusing the rest of your site too..I am a food/cooking fanatic..thanks for sharing!

    by DJSep 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm
  • Wow, amazing. Those cookies look so good. I definitely need to make those cookies. Thanks for this great article, I’ll have to check out the rest of the goodies on here!!
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    by Reptile PetsSep 20, 2008 at 6:17 pm
  • These are the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. When I made them I substituted the chocolate chunks for white chocolate chips, and the oreos for 9 ounces (two packages worth) of Andes mints broken into fourths.
    The result was overwhelmingly sweet. Kept me to eating a mere one and a half when they came out (my result linked to my name).
    Again, thanks a bunch!

    by CodySep 23, 2008 at 12:43 am
  • Oh boy. These look delicious!

    by MeganSep 23, 2008 at 11:17 am
  • I do wish I could take a bite! Maybe I will it sure sounds like a yummy cookie.
    I just found your site, and my mouth has not stopped watering. I’m hooked!

    by LisaOct 22, 2008 at 12:45 am
  • I love this place, and I value all that I have discovered from it. I’ve been pretty shy around here, up to the point of being too jittery to post my own ideas in this place until now (this amazon book has really turned my life around). Anyway, thanks for letting me come in here and give a little shout out.

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    by WeseantedayFeb 10, 2010 at 1:15 am
  • These came out a bit dry and didn’t melt down into the flat cookies that are shown in the picture. Looked exactly like they did when I pushed them off the spoon. I thought they would with all the free butter and butter in the chocolate chips. Not sure what I did wrong.
    And I made them because I like chocolate, but semi-sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa and THEN the oreos, the flavors got muddy.

    by LaryMar 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm
  • Yummy, Iam a great fan of peanust and the very sight of these makes me happy.

    by MATHEW CANTERMar 16, 2011 at 8:57 am

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