When I was younger I can remember baking with my mom all the time. We would make cookies, cakes, brownies, etc. I loved it—mostly because I got to lick the spoons with all the batter when we were finished .
Since I have such great memories baking with my mom as a child, I always like to cook with the little kids in my life in hopes that they enjoy it as much as I did. I used to do cooking projects with my students every week when I taught at a Japanese preschool and I bake cookies once in a while with the Japanese students I teach English to out of my home. They all love it and I always have so much fun doing it with them.
[Side note: My mom actually just told me when I was home this last time that she used to be worried when I was younger that I wouldn’t like to cook and bake. Isn’t that funny?]
When I was home last month visiting my family, I promised my four-year-old nephew, Eddie, that we would make cookies together. I had found a recipe for cookies and cream cookies on Pinterest a few weeks earlier and knew I had to make them asap. Cookies and cream cookies…yum, right?! Cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream so I was immediately intrigued. I had never heard of (or thought to make) them in cookie form, but I was pretty sure they wouldn’t disappoint.
When I was trying to decide what cookies to make with Eddie I thought these were the perfect cookies because what little kid doesn’t like the idea of adding cookies to more cookies?! Eddie and I had a blast making these together. I didn’t tweak the recipe at all and they turned out beautifully. Eddie did a great job as my little helper. Since the recipe is pretty self-explanatory, I will leave it at that today and let the pictures do the rest of the talking .
Cookies and Cream Cookies
*Recipe from Lovin’ From the Oven
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
10 Oreo Cookies, broken into pieces
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In the large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until well combined and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, place flour, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Once fully incorporated, stir in the Oreos and chocolate chips until just combined (being careful not to break them up too much).
Using a small cookie scoop, drop the cookies onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until slightly firm on top, but still soft in the middle. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.