On Friday morning I got a text message, “What are you doing today?”. It was from one of my bff’s who lives in Calgary. That get’s translated to “I’m in town randomly with no notice and wanna know if you wanna hang out?” I happen to be free, which usually happens when she comes in to town, strangely enough. So we are hanging out and I happen to mention Cookie Butter. Well, she had never heard of it. O-M-G
Me:”You are serious, never heard of it?”
Her:”Nope, is it like cookie dough?”
Me” No, it’s like peanut butter made from crushed cookies”
Her:”So like cookie dough? Cookies aren’t creamy”
Me:”Ahhhh NO. We need to go to Trader Joe’s.”
Her:”I’ve got my passport.”
Mr. get’s home and we hop in in her mom’s giant diesel truck. We’ve got 2.5 hours to get to the border, cross the border and find Trader Joe’s. We start to drive off when she notices there is a bunch of hay in the back. Ya they aren’t going to let us take that across. So we hop out and with the help of Mr. (hay is HEAVY) we unload the hay into our front yard.
We get going and since neither of us are used to driving in loud, monster diesel trucks it was an adventures. It’s felt like we were driving a semi. I am not redneck enough for a truck like that.
We get to the border and have to turn the truck off because it’s so loud. The border guard was a total jerk. He seriously needed an attitude adjustment! But we get though the border and from there I we found Trader Joe’s. My bff doubted my directions once we got off the freeway but they are like Starbucks, I can sense them.
We walked in with 1/2 an hour to spare. We got to the Cookie Butter and there were 2 girls eying it up. I just reached over and handed them a jar. Told them they would thank me. The one girl looks at me and says, “So it’s like cookie dough?” Then I ran screaming from the store with a case of Cookie Butter and a spoon. Ok, not really but we did get Cookie Butter …..and dips, cheese, chips, jelly beans and those caramel balls that they sell at the front. Man, those are good!!! I grabbed a spoon on the way out and as soon as we got back into the truck I broke into a jar of Cookie Butter and made her have some. I was NOT waiting.
As soon as she tasted it she started to worry about what she would do when she ran out. Finally, I think I’ve convinced her it’s worth while to move home. I mean it’s way closer to the Cookie Butter dealer.
What does that have to do with Golden Oreo cookies with white chocolate chips, a serious vanilla lovers dream? Nothing. Nothing at all but it doesn’t have anything to do with cookie dough either. These cookies are puffy and soft with big chunks of golden Oreos and white chocolate chips.
Move over chocolate, vanilla is coming through!
Golden Oreo Chunk Cookies
– makes approx. 2 dozen
1 c butter – room temp
3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs – room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
10 Golden Oreos broken in 1/2
1 c white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Move the oven rack to the middle position in the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl whisk together your flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add your vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.
While mixing on slow, slowly add in your dry ingredients and mix until completely combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl. Add in your white chocolate chips and Oreo and turn the mixer back on for a minute until they are crunched up a little more. Scoop by heaping tablespoon onto your lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom.