Month: December 2014

Christmas Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Merry Christmastime! December is always a rough month because of final exams. But this will be the last December that is ruined by law school! Because of my exam schedule and other holiday obligations, I won’t be posting much until January. I have a few posts lined up between now and Christmas though – so be sure to check back!

These cookies are a total, shameless repeat of what I have previously posted. But hey, they are Christmas-ified!

Christmas Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
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2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 oz bag chocolate chips [I used Christmas baking chips; found them at Target!]
1 bag Oreo Cookies [I used Christmas Oreos]

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.
3. Using a cookie scoop take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo Cookie. Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo Cookie. Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo Cookie is enclosed with dough.
4. Place onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes about 20-24 REALLY BIG cookies.

Bakery Review: Peter Sciortino’s Bakery

I live on the east side of Milwaukee and have always wanted to try Sciortino’s Bakery because from the outside, it’s total adorableness. I walked up to Brady Street one day and gave it a try — and much to my delight, they had my favorite cookie ever in stock: the 7 layer cookie! Here are my thoughts on this cute little bakery:

  • Their 7 layer cookies were alright. They could have been amaaaazing if filled with apricot instead of raspberry! But aside from my raspberry filling aversion, the cookies were fresh and moist and I enjoyed them.
  • I also tried chocolate and vanilla bon bons. I had never had a bon bon prior to this experience. But you always hear people yelling, “what are you gonna do?! Sit on the couch and eat bon bons all day long?!” Well now I know what they’re talking about. The bon bons were really good — basically just a round cookie covered in chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Sciortino’s sells cookies, donuts, pastries, breads, cakes, you name it.
  • My biggest complaint? Both times I’ve visited I was stunned at how rude the staff was. A bunch of cranky hipsters. Guys, you’re working in a bakery, no need to be such a pill.
  • If you’re in Milwaukee, give this place a try — 1101 E. Brady!

Note: I am not being paid to review this bakery, nor am I affiliated with it. I just really like trying local bakeries and treats.