Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cookies?

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cookies?

So what do you do if you’re weird like Husband and I and not eat all of the Oreos or Girl Scout cookies? You put them into MORE cookies! I got the idea while perusing Pinterest when I came across a recipe from one of my favorite recipe blogs, Lauren’s Latest. Her recipe called for only Oreos, but we didn’t have enough. Enter in: Thin Mint cookies. The addition of the Thin Mints make these cookies a taste roulette–you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get! Also, I wanted to make my double recipe slightly less decadent, so I toned down the sugar and butter and used natural applesauce. Natural applesauce is my new baking love because it does a great job of mimicking the texture of butter without the crazy fat and calories. So, voila! These are delicious. They are chewy and gooey and wonderful. Husband and I think these are like a cookie-brownie hybrid. Be forewarned, the batter is really addicting!

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on how much dough you eat
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup natural (nothing added) applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened baker’s chocolate powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 coarsely chopped Oreos
6 coarsely chopped Thin Mint cookies
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and keep beating.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, chocolate, baking soda and salt. Scrape the sides of the wet mixture and stir in the dry mixture by hand.
  4. Add in the good stuff (cookies and chips) and gently stir.
  5. Let the dough chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Plop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the dough is no longer shiny. This will make for chewy cookies. If you want a crisper confection, let it bake for a couple more minutes.
  8. Let the cookies rest on their sheets for about 3 minutes then transfer them to wire racks to cool the rest of the way.
  9. Enjoy with milk OR, if you’re feel especially decadent, warmed up à la mode. Magic!

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