So finally I got another chance tonight when I whipped up a batch. And yay, I remembered to take a few quick pictures!
Don't they look gorgeous!?!
I love vanilla. And I also love chocolate. Although it took me a long time to like chocolate. I hated it up until about 3 years ago I would barely touch the stuff. In high school, I would cut the chocolate off of Snickers bars before eating them. I don't know what I was thinking ;)
Chocolate and vanilla are perfect together. The flavors are very complimentary. So if ever you can't decide which to make, make them both! At once!
I used the mini Oreo's for this recipe, but it doesn't really matter if you use the regular ones.
I also used my mortar to smoosh them up. But if you have a food processor handy you can do that too.
I actually only used the mortar, because when I bought it (over a year ago) the boy told me I didn't need it because I would never use it. So just to prove my point, that I can't live without it, I finally used it ;)
Here is my recipe for Cookies and Cream Cut Out Cookies
I adapted it from my ownVanilla Bean Citrus Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies
- Crush about 1/2 cup of Oreos until largest pieces are not much larger than chocolate chips, set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two batches and mix between each addition.
- Add crushed Oreos to dough and mix until incorporated.
- Roll dough out onto lightly floured surface to desired thickness.
- Cut out using you favorite cookies cutters.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden on bottom.
Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
I ate one right out of the oven. First you get the mellow, sweet vanilla flavor and than BAM the Oreo jump right in! These are YUMMY!!
Not only did I get to use my mortar for the first time, but there is photographic evidence ;)
I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I do!
Flour De Lis