Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Better than Chocolate Chip.

I must say I actually enjoy these cookies more than regular chocolate chip cookies which is something you will rarely hear from me. It is just a regular chocolate chip cookie which crushed Oreo chunks, but something about them puts them over the top. A friend of mine introduced these cookies to me my sophomore year of college and my entire dorm fell in love with them. I had not made these in quite sometime until my friend from college had us over for dinner. I knew my friends would enjoy having this blast from the past cookie and boy did they. Half the cookies were devoured before we even had dinner. If you are looking for something as tasty as a chocolate chip cookie, but a little different you should definitely try these cookies.

Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package vanilla instant Jell-O Pudding (not prepared)
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
30-40 double stuffed Oreos, crushed into medium chunks (you really need the double stuffed kind, I used the Halloween ones just for one)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, package of vanilla pudding mix, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and Oreo chunks. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Recipe makes between 4 and 5 dozen cookies.