Wednesday, February 27

HOW TO: Make Oreo or Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Stuffing one baked good into another is all the rage these days. It seams the culinary world goes thru trends just like the fashion world. And nothing says high fashion cuisine like dressing up a baked good in a pretty and tasty package.

Baking stuffed baked goods is actually very easy. The setup time and cook times for stuffed baked goods are generally longer than unstuffed. But the outcome is generally more fun! Try this for a great surprise tucked into a lunch box or next to a glass of milk, I am sure you won't regret it.

Full time: 1 hour (includes cool time)
Makes 12 stuffed cookies* bare in mind 1 stuffed cookie is the equivalent of 3 unstuffed cookies.

You will need:

1 batch cookie dough (store bought or homemade enough for 24 cookies. Sugar or Chocolate chip works best)
12 peanut butter cups or Oreo cookies

12 paper cupcake liners

Let us begin:

Preheat your oven to 350. Place your cupcake liners in you cupcake pan.

I should note you don't have to do this in a cupcake pan but, it contains the cookie should there be a leak and is much easier to form.

Place 1 tbsp of cookie dough into each liner.

Flatten with fingertips to create an even layer.

Place Oreo or Peanut Butter Cup into the center of liner on top of the dough.

Now take 1 tbsp of dough and flatten it into a small palm sized pancake.

Lay this on top of your Oreo of Peanut Butter Cup.

Carefully use finger tips to work around the edges of dough and press sealing it to the bottom dough piece.

Once all are set bake in oven for 25 minutes.

Rotate tray 180 and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until cookie is set in the middle when lightly pressed.

Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.

Invert tray on to a cutting board and let cool 10 minutes.

Remove paper liners.

Move to serving plate. Enjoy!