Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oreo Swirl Sugar Cookies

Yep - I made an awesome cookie.  Crushed up Oreos with chocolate chips rolled into a sugar cookie?! That's crazy talk!  Evil genius you ask?  I'm going to save that term for something else I have planned to appear on here soon.  These are easy to make as well, and who doesn't love that?!  This recipe will work amazingly well with whatever you want to put inside of it.  I'm thinking that next time I make it I might chop up some candy bars (Tip: things like Kit Kats or anything with a wafer in the middle of it don't work at all in cookies - I've tried, many times.  It never works out well.  The wafer turns into something extremely hard and not tasty).  Halloween candy is now at least 50% off so now's the time to get some right? :) 

chocolate frosting optional
I really enjoyed making these.  I'm happy when I find an easy rolled cookie that works out well.  Once you roll out the dough, sprinkle with chopped Oreos and some chocolate chips......

looks pretty good
.....roll it up and wrap in plastic wrap to chill. 

makes 2 logs :)
Once chilled, time to slice and bake.  Easy!!

Then you can frost them with some melted chocolate or eat them as is!! I did half frosted and half naked.  A little of something for everyone :)  I can't wait to make these with candy bars in them! 

Oreo Swirl Sugar Cookies
makes about 48 cookies

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies (about 6 cookies)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.  Add sugar and baking powder.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg until combined.  Add in flour and beat until combined.  Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough in half.  Roll half of the dough between pieces of parchment paper into an 8"x7" rectangle.  Sprinkle half of the crushed Oreos and chocolate chips evenly over dough to within 1/4" of the edges.  Beginning with a short side, carefully roll up dough, using the paper to lift and guide the roll.  Moisten edges with water; pinch to seal.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Repeat with remaining dough and crushed cookies and chocolate chips.  Chill for 4-24 hours or until firm enough to slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.  Cut rolls into 1/4" slices.  Place slices 2" apart on prepared sheet.  Bake for 8-9 minutes or until edges are firm.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
  4. If desired, in a small heavy saucepan melt chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly.  Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. 

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