Valentine’s Day cookies & creme Cookies

Edibles Feb 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again where everything is pink and red and roses and chocolate and couples being cute and others being bitter and really I don’t care much for Valentine’s Day as a holiday – I am however a big fan of Feb 13th aka Galentine’s Day when you get together with your girlfriends- but I will take any excuse available to eat chocolate & go out on a date 😜 Oh and to bake something yummy.  Bring on the cookies & creme cookies!

 Okay so these are super simple 5 ingredient cookies & creme cookies. The only thing that takes a long time is the 45mins- 2 hours that the dough needs to sit in the fridge before you bake. Typically I avoid cookies that need to set before baking because I’m impatient and when I want cookies I want them now now now BUT sometimes you come across a cookie that’s worth the wait. This is one such cookie. 

You will need

10 oreos chopped up (+5 or more if you’re like me & snack while you bake, whoops)

4 oz of cream cheese, softened

8 tablespoons of butter, softened

1 cup & 2 tablespoons of flour

3/4 cup of sugar 

* your optional 6th ingredient is red food dye which I used a few drops of to turn these cookies pink for Valentine’s Day- obvi you could use any color dye you wanted to make them fit whatever other theme you have in mind. 

So here’s what you do:
Cream the butter and cream cheese together until blended and add the sugar. Mix with your paddle mixer until fluffy then add the flour a little at a time until well mixed. 

* add the food coloring if you want

Stir in the crumbled chopped Oreo goodness until it’s mixed in with the dough and now the hard part…. cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for 45mins to 2 hours (or over night if you get sleepy halfway through baking them, then resume in the morning…. not like I’m speaking from experience or anything….). 

45 mins, 2 hours, 9 hours later or whatever timeframe worked out for you… preheat your oven to 350 (that’s 180 for those of you not in America) & as your oven heats up, slap some parchment paper down on a baking sheet. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball; place the ball on the parchment paper and flatten slightly- I fit about 9 on my baking sheet because I didn’t measure 2 tablespoons haha I just scooped up dough and rolled them into about an inch and a half size balls. 

When the oven is ready for some goodies, put the cookies in for about 8-10 minutes depending on how hot your oven runs (yes that’s right, ovens do not heat accurately). Be sure to check on them and when the edges start to brown slightly? They’re ready to come out! Mine were done in about 9 minutes. 

Now that you’ve taken them out of the oven, leave them on the parchment paper to cool for about 10 mins then transfer them to a cooking rack to cool completely. They’ll seem really soft when they come out & that’s okay because they’ll firm up as they cool so you’ll get that nice slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside kinda cookie. 

And that it’s! Yummy easy cookies & creme cookies for Galentine’s day or Valentine’s Day or whatever day of the week you’ve got a cookie craving (that’s pretty much every day for me🙈🍪💕). 

Boyfriend was very happy to come home to a batch of fresh baked cookies & has made me promise not to give any away… & Baloo clearly approves!