Dec 5, 2012

Oreos & Milk Cookie

"Oreo, Milk's Favorite Cookie". Damn right it is, at least we can all agree on that one. So what's this post about? Let me explain the context to you. So lately I've been hooked on the awesome new food show Mind of a Chef, narrated by Anthony Bourdain and featuring the very cool David Chang (he does indeed come off as very cool) and some of his crazy gang at Momofuku along with other personalities from the culinary scene. 
For those of you who have been watching the show, you know there is along with all the interesting food talk and insights, a refreshing dash of madness which probably explains Chang's genius. Anyway, so what happens when you overdose on the show? You end up having wacky dreams that involve pots, pans, flavours, textures....all sorts of stuff. With that said, the secondary effect that I experienced was dreaming of trying to capture something so nostalgic, so quintessential and relatable to most people's childhood: the sweet memory of dunking Oreos in milk. When you have a dream like that, it's one where you want to wake up and remember every detail of it! 

Hence, my morning started off with tons of enthusiasm- I didn't even need the alarm clock to wake me up. The one thing buzzing in my head was "GO GET OREOS. Get Oreos. Get Oreos. And powdered milk". With those two ingredients, I'd be able to recreate the taste of Oreos & milk in one genial cookie- see where I'm getting to here? This was certainly a spontaneous baking session, so to at least be sure I don't screw up one aspect of it, I made sure that I used a base cookie recipe that I'd add the magical flavours to. The result? Albeit not the prettiest looking cookie out there, it certainly was the neatest one to make and eat! A cookie-in-a-cookie-dunked in milk is what each bite tasted like! 
Get the oreos...and ground them into a fine powder.
Into the dough goes the ground Oreos and powdered milk!
Here's what this cookie dough looks like, right before the oven

And out of the oven!

Recipe for Oreos & Milk Cookie
Makes 8 large cookies

3/4 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
6 Oreos, grinded into a powder
1/4 cup powdered milk

In a bowl, whisk the butter, egg and sugar. Mix these well until the texture becomes a bit frothy and lighter in color. Add the flour, ground Oreos and powdered milk and mix all together. Place cookie dough in fridge for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
Place scooped out cookie dough on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and flatten them down with the back of a small plate and place back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!

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