These cookies were so large they should have had their own gravitational pull.
When I first saw these cookies on Tastespotting I knew I had to make them. The question was: for whom? My roommates have been experiencing a sugar overload in the past few weeks thanks to all the leftover cupcakes I’ve been bringing home. Our house cupcake count is ranging somewhere between 30-40 cupcakes, which I think is an exceptionally impressive number. Anyways, I wanted to expand the sugar appreciation beyond the walls of my house and find some new recipients for my baking.
And so, I made these for my multimedia journalism class. A few people in the class have been bugging me since the beginning of the term to bring in some sort of dessert, so I thought I should finally oblige. As the end of term creeps closer (only a week left now!) I get lured deeper into an obsessive baking fixation. Baking is my means of procrastination and, whether my schedule likes it or not, I intend to spend at least 12 hours baking within the next week.
But back to the cookies. They are HUGE! In accordance with the recipe, I took an Oreo cookie (the double stuff variety, of course) and plopped a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough on the top and bottom of the Oreo. Then I smushed the dough around the Oreo, completely hiding it and creating a dough ball that was approximately the size of a small softball. The finished result was a cookie so large you had to eat it like a hamburger.
Make these for kids birthday parties if you dare.