With a title like that, you’re probably asking yourself what the heck this recipe is doing in a blog about health & fitness. Well, happiness is a key component to overall health, and a life without the occasional cookie is not happy. End of story.
I found this recipe on Pinterest during one of my nightly 2-hour pinning rampages, and fell in love. Maybe because I had these high expectations, I was a little disappointed when I made them and wasn’t blown away. A delicious cookie, don’t get me wrong, but I was expecting to bite into them and instantly go into Cookie Monster binge mode. My slight disappointment didn’t last long, though, because a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes all cookies/brownies/pies to the next level. Cheesecake chocolate chip cookies rolled in Oreo crumbs topped with vanilla ice cream? Yes, please.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
- Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat over to 375. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream together the butter and cream cheese. The original recipes says “on medium speed until smooth and well-combined,” but if you’re poor like I am, and don’t own fancy baking equipment, a fork and your hand also work well.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Turn the Oreo cookies into crumbs by putting a handful in a double-bagged zip-lock and beating the living hell out of it with your fist.
- Roll dough into 1-2” balls and then roll the balls in a bowl filled with the Oreo crumbs until they’re coated.
- Place cookies on sheet and bake 12-15 minutes. This recipe will make about a dozen.
- Cool on pan for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack (or plate…again, I have no baking equipment).
- Serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to take these bad boys from “good” to “I’ll-have-eight-please.”
So, I went a little overboard with the cookie photography. You know that scene in the Lion King when Rafiki stands on the cliff edge and lifts baby Simba up as the light shines down on Mufasa’s son? That was the inspiration for these next pictures. I really managed to capture that same raw emotion, right?
Original recipe can be found here: BrownEyedBaker.com