Sometimes I feel that I don’t get inspired enough or maybe it’s that I’m not letting inspiration in, but either way, every once and a blue moon, inspiration bangs right on the door. Maybe it wasn’t a bang on the door as much as it was a walk through Wal-Mart.
Once upon a time, on a late night ice cream run through my local Neighborhood Wal-Mart, I ran across some Chocolate Strawberry Oreos. . .I was intrigued, so I grabbed a pack hoping that something creative would hit me later. After several test runs and many happy test tasters later, I am proud to bring you. . .the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie.
You can send a thank you card later.
Also, please note. . .my expertise lies in very little and that is especially true for photography. I am a work in progress when it comes to taking pics of recipes. I am trying, I am Pinteresting, I am learning. . .just please bear with a BXTCH, I promise the goods are delicious!
Please be sure to read through the entire recipe and all notes prior to pre-heating the oven.
- 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp. strawberry jello mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. strawberry extract/flavoring
- 2 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 3.5 ounce box chocolate pudding mix
- 10 Chocolate Strawberry Oreos (chopped)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- Sift together
- Pudding Mix
- Baking Soda
- Cream together
- Jello Mix
- **Let this cream for about 3-5 minutes (good and fluffy is what you are looking for)**
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition
- Add strawberry extract/flavoring
- Slowly add dry ingredients (just until well incorporated)
- Add in Oreos
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Scoop/spoon cookie dough onto a greased (or parchment paper covered) baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until edges start to brown (you'll know).
- After about 3-5 minutes, transfer cookies to cooling rack.
- So, maybe you can't find the Chocolate Strawberry Oreos (see pic). Don't worry BXTCHES, just use the Chocolate Oreos (chocolate cookie/chocolate cream)
- I actually purchased Strawberry flavoring, because it is all I could find. Actually, I have no idea if they even make a real Strawberry Extract, but the flavoring gets the job done. And, I know that a full tablespoon seems like a lot, but after some test runs, it was the amount that gave the best strawberry flavor.
- When making these cookies, I use a red #24 scoop. Which scoops about 2.5 tbsp. of dough. This yields me about 20 cookies per recipe. This also means that I have to cook mine for longer than 9-11 minutes. Obviously if your scoops are smaller, you will yield more cookies & have a shorter cooking time.
- If you are using a Kitchen Aid to whip these up, there is no need to chop your Oreos, just kick up the speed a bit, break the cookies in half and chuck them into the mixing bowl. The Aid will do the rest.
- I know that the picture looks a bit dull, but I promise these are fantastically delicious cookies.
- If you were looking to color these up, you could always whip up some buttercream and make yourself a special kind of sandwich.