The best things in life always come in pairs.
Think about it: Batman and Robin.
Okay, that’s a terrible example to start with. For one thing, Robin was not the most useful sidekick to have hanging around the crime scene. From what I remember, he mostly just loitered around like a creepy, muscular elf in his red-and-green get-up. Am I right, or am I right?
(Dear DC Comic fans–please don’t kill me. Thanks.)
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Every time somebody says something like, “She’s the Juliet to my Romeo,” or vice versa, it takes a massive effort for me not to snort and reply, “Well, we all know how that one ended up.”
Right. That pair’s a definite dud.
That being said, though, some of the best things in life definitely come in pairs.
Take these cookies, for example. I call them “stuffed surprise cookies”–surprise! They’re stuffed!
Yeah…not much of a surprise, was that?
I was going to call them “pregnant cookies,” because they’re, you know, kind of pregnant with filling, but somehow that sounds kind of like you’re devouring a life-bearing specimen for dessert or something. And that’s wrong. I also imagined it’d be a little awkward to say.
Unknown Friend: What are you eating there?
Me or You: Oh, no much–just these delicious pregnant cookies.
Friend Maybe-Not-Such-A-Friend-Anymore: ….Uh, excuse me.
Yeah. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?
I imagine that if you really ate cookie-bearing cookies, you would probably feel like a despicable human being and immediately lapse into a post-cookie-eating bout of depression.
Sort of like this:
(Caption: “What a Monster–Cookie Baby Eater Spirals into Depression.”)
Just kidding. The actual title is “The Binge,” a.k.a. “Cookie Monster Overdose.” And yes, I actually own this bag from woot–my lovely friend gave it to me as a birthday present last year.
Needless to say, she has a very wry sense of humor. Sort of like me. Guess it explains why we’re friends.
It doesn’t explain, however, why these preggers cookies are so darn delicious, even though they sound like utter abominations. Cookie butter stuffed in white chocolate chip cookies, plus Oreos shoved into chewy chocolate chip dirt cookies?
Let’s stop being PC for a moment and smell the flowers, hear the birds, whatever you want to call it. Preggers cookies sound finger-lickin’ good right about now.
Yeast is a life form. You probably devour it mindlessly all the time and feel absolutely no remorse. Think about that. Pregger cookies. You know you want them.
The best part is, you can stuff pretty much whatever you like into these cookies and they will taste amazing. It’s a little trick I like to call “Not Really That Difficult But Damn Tasty” baking sense.
But seriously. How awesome would it be if cookies had cookie babies and we never had to make our own again? We’d have cookie farms popping up left and right, and you can bet your oven buns that I would be lobbying for it.
So what are you waiting for? Go make yourself some cookie babies! Er, you know what I mean.
By the way, I was so delighted when I read all of the lovely comments and saw all of the traffic coming in for my last post. (The honey peanut butter, by the way, only gets better the more I try and use it. You should definitely give it a whirl–in your food processor! Ha ha. See what I did there? Ahh….)
It was the first time I’d had a photo from my cheap-o camera published on Tastespotting, and it was so much fun being
slightly obsessive curious and checking out the feed stats. Thank you for all of your kind words! I’m such a sucker for community conversation, so it was great getting to meet and greet y’all.
By the way, National Eat Dessert First Month is still happening, as is our month-long challenge! If you’re interested in joining in the festivities before this final summer week ends, I’d love to hear from you.
Happy reading, and happy eatings!
Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Dirt Cookies
Adapted from Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes
Yield: ~10 large cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 crushed Oreos
- 5 Oreos, quartered
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg, then mix in vanilla.
- Add flour and salt to wet mixture. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to mixture, then stir until everything is just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and crushed Oreos.
- Place batter in fridge for at least 15 minutes, or until it is relatively easy to handle. Place a small dollop of dough (a bit bigger than a golf ball) onto a greased baking pan. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon until surface is flat, then place two Oreo quarters (half an Oreo total) onto dough. Place another dollop of dough of the same size on top, then seal dough. Smooth and round it out so that it forms a ball (it will flatten as it bakes).
- Continue making cookie balls until all of the dough is used up. Bake in preheated oven for 13-17 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
Cookie Butter-Stuffed White Chocolate Cookies (Ala’s favorite!)
Use the ingredients list and directions for the Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Dirt Cookies above, with the following changes:
– Replace chocolate chips with white chocolate chips
– Omit crushed Oreos
– Replace Oreo quarters with a small amount of cookie butter