Can you believe that we are about 7 (eek!) weeks away from Christmas??!?!?!
As soon as I saw this recipe yesterday, I knew I HAD TO MAKE IT! Oreo cookies are a main stay in our house! My boys (husband included) absolutely love oreos. We had just enough in the pantry for me to make this recipe too! This recipe was easier than I thought it would be and I loved that aspect of it. I think it would be a little easier to wrap the cookie dough around the oreo if it was chilled and I have changed that in the recipe below. I also made mine a little bigger by only making a dozen. (The Original yields 14 cookies)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and egg until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients until combined. Beat in melted chocolate chips until combined.
Divide dough into 12 balls.(I found that it was easier to use a cookie scoop to do this). Place in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes to allow dough to cool.
Once cooled,flatten a ball in the palm of your hand and place an Oreo in the center; evenly wrap dough around Oreo. Repeat process with remaining dough and Oreos. Place balls on greased sheet pans and bake 10 minutes or until puffy and set. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.