“Cheescake factoried” chocolate chip cookies

Instead of bringing in chocolate chip cookies to work tomorrow, I decided to “cheescape factory” them.. as in taking it to another decadent level bc sometimes “just” a chocolate chip cookie is not enough. From the top down, these have an oreo filling with melted chocolate on top, a Reese’s peanut butter filling with melted chocolate, and chocolate frosting.   You are welcome Sunday ESPN Radio coworkers!  

The cookies

  • 1 cup butter (softened) ,  1 cup brown sugar,   1 egg,  3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbs water , 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 2/3 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.

Cream butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar.  Add egg l, water and vanilla.  Mix in dry ingredients.   Fold in chips.  Chill for an hour.  Roll into 1/4 cup size mounds of dough and chill for a few more hours or overnight (the chilling is important for puffy cookies). Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake for 2 minutes.  Without opening oven door, drop temperature to 350 and cook for another 9 to 10 minutes.  The tops will just start to be a light golden.   LeT them cool on the sheet for 5 or 10 minutes.  Then let cool completely before frosting.

Oreo filling frosting

  • 1/2 cup shortening, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/6 cup water, crushed oreos.

Combine.  Beat on high speed 2 minutes.  Fold in crushed oreos 

Reese’s frosting

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter,  2 tbs butter,  1/8 cup brown sugar, 1/2 plus 1/8 cup powdered sugar.

Melt peanut butter, butter and brown sugar.  Add powdered sugar.  If it seems too thick, add a littlw milk or water to thin it out.

Chocolate frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter (melted) 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup chocolate chips (melted), milk

Mix butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and melted chocolate.  Add enough milk to thin it out.

The melting chocolate is pretty easy,  put a cup of chocolate chips (or white or milk chocolate) into a microwave proof  bowl.  Add 1 tbs vegetable oil (or whatever oil you have).  Microwave it in 45 second increments until you can stir it smooth.

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