Pinterest Challenge: Franken-Cookies

5 Nov

I’m not much of a chef, but I love browsing for recipes on Pinterest. One of my favorite things about Pinterest is that, due to its visual nature, many of the recipes pinned are really beautiful or interesting to look at. Even better, there seems to be a wealth of recipes that are interesting to look at and easy to make, like my last Pinterest Challenge entry, Antipasto Skewers. Today’s recipe also fits the bill, and I am lovingly nicknaming it the Franken-Cookie.

**talking in spooky announcer voice** It’s an Oreo. It’s a chocolate chip cookie. It’s both. It’s the Franken-Cookie!!! **insert cheesy sound effects scream here … or the sound of everyone drooling!**

When I first pinned this recipe, I commented that it was like the “turducken” of desserts. It’s literally a cookie within a cookie. The original recipe on VeryCulinary.com actually calls for homemade cookie dough. Normally, we’re all about homemade, since it’s more natural and healthier. But, really, with an Oreo in the center, there’s nothing natural or healthy about this recipe, so we opted for pre-made Nestle Tollhouse, so we could get our sugar rush in a rush.

Once you have your dough and your Oreos, there’s not much to it. Each Oreo is centered between two normal-sized slices of chocolate chip cookie dough, and you pinch the edges of the dough together so the Oreo is surrounded. Then you bake them following the cookie dough’s package instructions, let them cool, and you’re done.

They are tasty but so big and decadent it’s hard to eat more than one or two. That’s ok. They make a surprising and fun presentation that’s sure to turn heads at your next potluck or cookie swap.

Don’t forget to check out the second Pinterest Challenge on Young House Love, Bower Power Blog, Ana-White.com, and House of Earnest. There are already more than seven hundred projects posted in their link-up section. Wow!

What Pinterest-inspired projects have you completed lately?

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2 Responses to “Pinterest Challenge: Franken-Cookies”

  1. Lauren November 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness. Those should be banned, but they look amazing!

    I should try this Pinterest challenge thing…

    • dixiejulep November 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

      Oh yes, these definitely fall in the category of “guilty pleasures!”

      I’m really loving the Pinterest challenge. There are still so many recipes and projects I haven’t tried, but it’s really fun to actually do at least a few of them. 🙂

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