Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies?!June 2, 2011
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies?!
Occasionally I get surprised by people’s ingenuity. A couple of months ago at Del Posto in NYC I had Brooks Headley’s dessert combining eggplant, ricotta ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was divine. Then last week a friend sent me a link to a recipe for Oreo stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.
On occasion I will eat an Oreo and admit it tastes pretty good. But a recipe for an Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie? I say “why” but I realize others say “Why not?” Is this the pastry version of turducken where a boned out chicken is stuffed inside a boned out duck which is in turn put inside a boneless turkey?
It appears this cookie inside a cookie recipe is all over the internet. Little did I know how my life was lacking before this discovery. Everyone is doing a version. Watch your grocer’s freezers- Soon we will see it as an ice cream flavor.
A combination of both my pastry and morbid curiosities got the better of me and I had to get into the kitchen and make it. It wasn’t offensive as I thought it would be but it didn’t bring out the best of either the Oreo or the chocolate chip cookie. It made the chocolate chip part too sweet and the bitter cocoa powder taste of the Oreo was lost. Perhaps I am being too picky and I should have just enjoyed it for its creativity.
While this concoction didn’t work in my book it has gotten me to thinking of other things you could put inside a chocolate chip cookie. A chocolate truffle? A marshmallow? A soft caramel candy? What would you like to see stuffed inside a chocolate chip cookie?