Cookies and milk - one of the best combinations of all time.
AJ loves anything with oreos, the most common treat being oreo ice cream. In Boston he came across the "paradise surprise" - a cookie with chunks of oreo enmeshed in the dough. In one of my baking moods, I decided to try and recreat this recipe. I came across a promising one on the "Cookie Madness" blog.
Large and in charge.
The recipe makes 12 huge cookies. I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I used half white whole wheat flour, and half all-purpose. In addition, I used free-range organic eggs, and organic sugar and butter. I even used organic oreos! The cream was delicious, but I prefer the trademark oreo cookie, but at least I could understand all of the ingredients that were used in the organic oreo. I cut out one tablespoon of butter, purely because I only had 11 tablespoons in the house, losing nothing in terms of flavor or structure. Take care to press the dough into a flat disc, this ensures even baking.
Fresh baked cookies - the smell is heaven.
I have to say these cookies are quite possibly the best I have ever made! They came out crisp and somewhat chewy on the edges and soft on the inside. The bits of oreo were a nice foil to the rich buttery dough. If you're not a huge fan of oreos (sacrilege!) I would definitely recommend making the dough and adding in chocolate chips or candy. The dough recipe is a keeper!