I wanted to make some red velvet cookies, but take it up a notch – so I decided to stuff them with oreos and top them with fudge and mini m&ms. I didn’t have enough red food color,so I opted for blue food color. When I added the baking cocoa it made for a very dark blue cookie. I don’t have this red velvet thing down very well, but I think these cookies will still be good. 😋
Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. If you pour directly from the flour bag, the flour gets packed into the measuring cup and that can make for a dry cookie. I chilled the cookies overnight before baking, to minimize spread. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.
- Cookie ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter, cold and grated with a cheese grater or cut into small cubes
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbs food color
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 tsp cornstarch
Directions – in a bowl, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in food color. Stir in dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cup of dough
Divide in half and flatten each half, enough so an oreo will fit with a little extra around it
Place an oreo between the two halves
Completely cover cookie
Chill cookies for at least a few hours. When ready to bake,preheat oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Stagger cookies on sheet (they do spread a bit).
Bake 15 minutes, no longer. As they are cooling, make the fudge topping. The topping may seem a little greasy when warm, but the fudge firms up nicely.
- Fudge topping ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cups milk (or semisweet) chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
In a saucepan, over low heat, combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk. Stir occasionally to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in chips until melted. Add vanilla. Spoon on top of cookies and press in some mini m&ms.
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