I am about to tell you something about me that you may or may not like. Ok, here goes... I, Michelle, love Hershey's Cookies & Cream Candy Bars. Some of you might have read that statement and said, huh? That's normal, cause they are delicious! Another handful of you might be slightly disgusted that I'd love something so artificial and overly-sweet. The thing is, I love a wide spectrum of things - varying from totally organic and healthy to downright 100% artificial and artery clogging. The stomach wants what it wants.
Well these cookies are certainly something I love. They are, and this is supported by scientific fact and empirical studies, the most unhealthy cookies on earth! They contain oreos, which I've heard have enough fat in them to keep you alive for three days on a deserted island and Hershey's Cookies & Cream Candy Bars. Oh, I forgot... they have cream cheese in them too... triple bypass for the win!
But, these are some mighty delicious cookies. My favorite part is how they stay soft for days and eating them straight out of the oven is like heaven, I swear! Gooey, melty, delicious. In moderation, I think my body could handle these every so often ;)
Cookies & Cream Kiss Cookies
Yields: about 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups coarsely chopped oreos
cookies and cream kisses (about 24)
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar and egg. Cream for 3 minutes more, scraping the sides to ensure everything is well mixed. Add the vanilla and mix until combined. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the chopped oreos. This dough is very fluffy and soft, do not be alarmed. When rolling the dough, greasing your hands with cooking spray helps! Place the sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the cookie dough into balls, then roll them in the sugar, and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until the cookies crack along the tops - be sure not to over bake. As soon as you take the cookies out of the oven, press a cookies and cream kiss into the middle of the cookie. Let the cookies finish cooking on the cookie sheet for about 3 minutes on your countertop, then remove to a wire rack to cool.