Friday, 13 November 2015

Friday Baking - Oreo Cookie Cookies!

Winter is coming! (any GOT fan will love that) But, yes, in all seriousness, winter is truly upon us. With these simple tasty treats, those long, cosy evenings on the sofa are about to become truly irresistible; these gooey oreo cookies are the ultimate companions. For this recipe, I was inspired by the fabulous Zoella.

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES (unless you've got to pop to Tesco, then I'd give it 45!)

110g Butter
150g Granulated White Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp Vanilla Extract
200g Plain Flour
50g Chocolate Chips 
14 Oreo Cookies

The best thing about this recipe is that you don't need any fancy machines to beat/whisk/mix anything... All you require is a large mixing bowl, a wooden spoon and some kitchen scales unless you've got a very good eye! 

Firstly, preheat your oven to 180oC.

Put the butter into the mixing bowl and pop it into the microwave for a minute to melt it down (as long as your bowl is microwave safe, please check!), beat it the sugar until they form a paste together. 

Add the vanilla extract and then careful crack your egg in, mix with a wooden spoon, but be careful not to overbeat the mixture.

Once all is mixed in, slowly add in the flour, mixing it as you go, keep folding until the flour is fully incorporated into the mixture. 

Next it's the fun bit! I dragged my housemate in for this, crush up the Oreo's! Place the cookies into a plastic sandwich bag and crush them up with a rolling pin (or if you don't have one of those just use a jar of sauce from your cupboard like we did!).

Throw it the chocolate chips and crushed cookies. Mix everything up and it should form quite a dense but fluffy mixture of gooey yumminess! 

Line a baking tray and dive into the bowl with your hands, form small balls by rolling the mixture round in your hands like play-do! Pop these onto the tray, be careful not to have them too close to each other as they will spread out whilst baking. 

Pop them into the oven and bake for around 12 minutes. My advice would be to check them after 12 minutes and if you think they need another minute or 2 then that's fine, but no longer than 14 minutes in total! The trick is to see whether the cookie is lightly turning a golden brown, that means they are ready! They will be quite gooey, so be careful not the touch until they have cooled a little. Leave them to cool for 30 minutes, if you can wait that long! 

Let me know if you give these a go, tag me over on instagram @ElleThorpe1 I would love to see your creations. 

Elle xxx

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