Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies within cookies… what a fabulous idea.*

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This recipe makes 20 – 30 cookies.**

2 cups all-purpose flour                       $0.10

1/2 teaspoon baking soda                   $0.05

1/2 teaspoon salt                                    $free-ish

3/4 cup unsalted butter                       $0.36

1 cup packed brown sugar                   $0.68

1/2 cup white sugar                                $0.20

1 tablespoon vanilla extract                $0.24

1 egg                                                               $0.12

1 egg yolk                                                     $0.12

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips    $1.00

20 oreos, crushed                                    $2.00

        Total Cost, 25ish cookies =          $4.87

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.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.

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. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
Add in the crushed oreos. Beat on low speed for just a few seconds to break up the oreos in the dough.
Gradually stir in the chocolate chips. Place cookie dough balls (about the size of a golf ball) at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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*The whole cookie-within-a-cookie thing is not an idea we can take credit for…in fact, similar cookies are all over the web, once you start looking. So how come we’d never had them? Whose idea was this, anyway? I’d like to meet that person, and give them a hug. ♥

**This recipe makes 20-30 cookies, depending on size. We like to make about 12, then freeze the rest of the dough in a log-shape, wrapped in parchment paper and aluminum foil…when guests pop over, take the log out, chop a few cookies, and bake! (or…. eat the log of raw cookie dough slowly to your hearts content).

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