Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Triple Chocolate Oreo Cookies

Hey friends! I know this is probably really weird for you to see a post on here since I've been MIA for over a YEAR! I know, I know, I've got a lot of explaining to do.

I've been thinking quite a bit about this little blog of mine that I started a couple of years ago and what exactly my intentions are with it. I mean, what in the world have I got going on here? After some thought, this is what I've come up with.

#1- I'm not consistent enough (AT ALL) to make this any sort of professional, well-known baking blog. That dream is one that will have to come down the road sometime, because right now my focus is on teaching a cute group of 24 third graders. Teaching has always been a dream of mine, and right now that dream gets to be lived first. So, I won't always be consistent, but there will occasionally be a post now and then.

#2- In order to have a fancy, shmancy baking blog I'd need to learn some serious food photography skills, and quite frankly, I don't have the time for the right now (Refer to #1- this isn't going to be a professional, well known, consistently updated baking blog). At least for a while. Seriously, please don't look too closely at my pictures. Instead, trust me when I insist you stop doing whatever you are doing and make the darn treat that very instant. Check out the recipe, trust my words, and give it a shot yourself. Don't rely on awesome photography to persuade you to make a recipe because honestly, I don't have cute plates, stands, props, straws, and any other little trinket to dress up my baked goods. Check out the picture above.... I mean, that picture isn't exactly making you drool, is it? I poured a glass of milk to be in the picture because, for heaven sake, you always need milk with cookies. But still, that picture really isn't drool worthy. I mean, E for Effort here.

#3- When I first started this blog, it was strictly an all-sweets type of read. However, now that I've been married for over a year, I have found that I quite enjoy cooking as well. That being said, don't be surprised if I post a savory recipe now and then. If I make something delicious for dinner that I strongly believe you should eat too, I will post it. I don't really want to change the title, so please accept and welcome the savory recipes in this designated all-sweets blog.

#4- All in all, this is something that I enjoy doing! I enjoy baking and blogging about it. I love to ramble on and on about all the reasons why you should make what I'm blogging about. It's fun to share recipes and connect with family and friends. I want to open up my kitchen with you and share what's cooking. For the love of all things food, we owe it to ourselves to appreciate and discuss its greatness.

Now that I've cleared up any confusion about my purpose for this blog, I'm going to get onto these cookies. OH. MY. WORD. I could have eaten the entire bowl of dough and been happy, but the cookies are OUTSTANDING. This is such a mid-week kind of treat. Really, though. I mean, you've made it half way through the week, but there's still two days until Friday. What else can you do than eat your weight in chocolate Oreo cookies? Trust me, Friday won't seem so far away. Here's to Wednesday!

Triple Chocolate Oreo Cookies

(Recipe Adapted from Taste of Home)

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
10 Oreo cookies, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bow, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips and Oreos.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set (mine only took 10). Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.