Peanut Butter and Oreo Cookies

What do you get when you take two great things and add them together? Well, mainly stuff like Kingdom Hearts (Final Fantasy combined with Disney? I’m sold!), or Machete (Danny Trejo plus graphic violence, plus bad acting, plus tits, plus f*cking with the wrong Mexican). But in this case, it’s to take two of my favourite baking ingredients, peanut butter and Oreos to make something that’s just that little bit excessive. One of these will leave you feeling like you don’t need your dinner but it’s 100% worth it.

  Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie

I’d been meaning to put an Oreo inside a cookie for a long while now, ever since my friend Dan did it at the Wonder Years house show my friend Reece put on a few years back. But I just had to take it one step further and found a recipe here which obliged. Peanut butter. However if I were to do these again, I’d personally add that little bit more peanut butter so you get more of a kick.

Peanut Butter and Oreo Cookie

 

Peanut Butter and Oreo Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 110g packed brown sugar
  • 150g granulate white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 65g peanut butter (I’d personally use a little more next time).
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 450g all-purpose white flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 100g ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1-2 packs Oreo cookies
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and the sugars. Beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract and the peanut butter.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the baking soda and the flour.
  5. Mix in the flour in several additions. The dough will be fairly dry but should form into a block. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
  8. Divide out the dough into balls. They should be large enough that when flattened they are slightly larger than an Oreo.
  9. Place an Oreo on top of one of these disks, place another disk on top and merge the sides together around the Oreo so it’s completely encased.
  10. Bake for 9-13 minutes, taking out while the cookie is still ever so slightly undercooked on the cop.
  11. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Oreo Truffle Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

You’ve all seen my Oreo Truffle recipe. Something quick and easy that tastes incredible. Well what happens if you take that, and put it inside a cake? I already had a recipe that I’d used a few times for gooey centred cupcakes.  It works great, rising up around the cream cheese filling. I had a bit of a brainwave to take the Oreo truffles I loved so much and put them in place of the chocolate/cream cheese filling from that recipe (I of course Googled it and realised that I wasn’t the first one to think of it). These cakes are decadent and once they’ve been topped off with a wonderful Oreo frosting they just taste incredible. Coupled with the look of surprise on most people’s faces when they reach the truffle centre. Oreo Truffle cupcakes are born.

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Oreo Truffle Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • For the truffles:
  • 250g Cream Cheese
  • 2 x Packets Oreos
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 190g all-purpose flour
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 64g sifted cocoa powder (for chocolate cupcakes)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, cracked into a small cup or saucer
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 120ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120ml hot water
  • For the Frosting:
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • ¾ Packet Oreos (put the others aside for decoration)
  • 100g Powdered Sugar
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
Instructions
  1. Start with the truffles. Obliterate the Oreos, mix in with the cream cheese. Form in to balls and place in the fridge to chill while you make the batter.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and line your muffin tin with cases.
  3. Mix together the “dry” ingredients; flour, salt, baking soda (and cocoa powder if using). In the bowl of your electric mixer cream together the butter and the sugar.
  4. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Then, alternate between adding the flour and the hot water in three stages. Starting and ending with the flour. Beat on a medium speed until smooth (this can take a few minutes).
  5. Divide the batter out between the cases. The cases should be filled to around ⅘ of the case. Drop a truffle into the centre of each cake. They are fairly heavy, so will probably sink towards the bottom, but make sure you don’t push them.
  6. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until they have risen and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  8. While they are cooling, make the frosting. Cream together the butter and the powdered sugar. Add the cream cheese and Oreos and beat together. If you want to thicken it up, add more powdered sugar and more butter if you want it thinner.
  9. Once the cakes have completely cooled, ice them with a knife. Decorate with remaining Oreos.

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Oreo Truffles

Oreos. Truffles. What more could you want? Before I’d really started baking I went to a friend’s flat party. One of her friends had bought a selection of homemade treats with her and amongst them, were Oreo Truffles. They were simply incredible. A week later I tried my hand at them myself. They are possibly one of the simplest things possible to make and incredibly tasty. I’ve done them on numerous occasions and even put them inside cupcakes.

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Oreo Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 2 x Packets of Oreos
  • 250g Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate for Melting (either White, plain or milk, whatever you want)
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. This is a no-bake recipe and the only time consuming part is chilling the truffles.
  2. Start by breaking down the oreos, either put them in a bag and attack with a hammer (you couldn’t ask for better stress relief), or else put them in a blender or processor. Either way, break them down until they are fine crumbs.
  3. Mix in the cream cheese.
  4. Form in to balls and place in the fridge for several hours until they have firmed up.
  5. Melt the chocolate (using the butter for shortening) and coat the truffles in the chocolate. This gets very messy.
  6. Place back in the fridge to set the chocolate and get the truffles back to the right consistency.
  7. Enjoy.

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