Cookie dough has officially hit the big time.
Giant shall-be-left-unnamed food brand (rhymes with shmoreo) has released a new flavor. I’ll give you 3 guesses as to what it is. Hint: it most definitely could have/should have been a recipe in my book. And, in fact, it almost was – but I scrapped it in lieu of a chocolate chip sandwich cookie instead.
Now, I wasn’t on the super special VIP blogger list that apparently got an advanced preview of this fancy new flavor. It was all over twitter and instagram last week.
I’m not one to be bitter and jealous, but gosh darnit I wanted some of those cookies and I wanted them BAD.
So I did what any overlooked food blogger would do: I made my own.
I had made homemade Oreos before, way back when this blog was a baby. I used a different cookie base this time, one that contained melted chocolate instead of just cocoa powder. The cookie itself was much more crumbly than I think I would have liked, although it did have a nice crunch like the commercial cookies and a much deeper, robust chocolate flavor. Honestly I don’t think anything homemade is going to reproduce the mystery combination of chemical ingredients that go into the real thing, but that’s ok with me. (If you wanted a softer cookie, I’d point you in the direction of these or these).
I rolled out the dough into two 1/4-inch sheets between layers of waxed paper, chilled them, and then cut out my circles with cookie cutters. The result was nicer shaped cookies than the log and slice method, although I did have a bit of excess wasted dough that was too crumbly to be rerolled. So use whatever method you prefer. This particular dough also holds its shape nicely when baking, so you could impress designs into the cookies using a cookie stamp or other method if you desire. I didn’t have any cookie stamps, so my cookies stayed pretty plain.
For the cookie dough filling, well, that part was easy. I think you could put this filling inside of bland cardboard crackers and it would taste good.
Luckily, these cookies are FAR better than bland crackers.
Yield: about 2 dozen 2 1/2-inch sandwiches
Total Time: 2 hours