My kids aren’t very adventurous with food, but a good choc-chip cookie always goes down well. I’ve tried quite a few different recipes in search for the ultimate one (my personal favourite is the one in Nigella’s new “Kitchen” book, with this one coming a close second) but when this one came my way via Twitter the other day I knew I had to give it a go. It is, with out a shadow of a doubt, the most insane thing I’ve ever cooked.
Here’s the recipe with a couple of metric conversions thrown in for those of us who measure in a sensible fashion (but not worrying about changing cup or spoon measurements):
- 225g butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 280g milk chocolate chips
- 1 packet Oreo cookies
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the wet mixture and combine thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips (I roughly chopped the same weight of Nestle Melts, I find the chunks of chocolate makes cookies more interesting).
- Chill the dough for 15 minutes to make it easier to work with and to keep the dough from spreading when baking. My huge slab of dough looked like this:
- Using a cookie scoop place one scoop of dough on top of an Oreo cookie. Place another single scoop on the bottom of the Oreo to create a cookie sandwich. Seal the edges together to completely close in the Oreo. These things are MASSIVE, well over 5cm / 2 inches in diameter. I had enough dough for a dozen of these biscuit beasts, and another dozen plain choc-chip cookies.
- Place the balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-13 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
As you can see, mine came out looking like fried eggs but remained sealed and cooked through. The verdict: I was expecting my doctor to kick the door in and lock me up for my own safety after I took the first bite. Nice, but extremely sweet and I wouldn’t think about eating more than one. Even the kids thought they were too sweet! The plain biscuits were perfectly edible but not a threat to my other favourite recipes.
If you’re feeling really, really brave have a look at this. You’re a sick woman, Jenny.