just call me betty crocker.

if you know me, you know the kitchen and i don’t mix, unless of course i am making myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. i can count the amount of times on one hand that i have cooked a meal for myself other than eggs, and pasta (which i didn’t know how to make until i got to college.) college was a big four years for me in the learning to do things on my own phase of my life. freshman year, i learned how to open a can of tuna with a can opener.. junior year, i learned how to cut an onion, these may be very simple things for most people but i, the spoiled child that i was growing up had no idea how to do anything. i used to be in-charge of the sweet potatoes with marshmallows on thanksgiving, but that quickly ended when the marshmallows caught on fire. i am notorious for being clumsy, and my roommates in college new this, so you can imagine the trust they had in my cooking. with that said, 2012 has been all about learning how to cook – or bake. i have started this thing where i bake cakes for my friends on their birthdays. these cakes are straight from the box, you know the just add water and some oil and voilà you are done. (and if you think these cakes are dummy proof, well you are wrong my friend i have also some how, shape or form managed to forget to add oil. you can just guess how that cake turned out – one giant disaster.) of course my cakes have gotten better the more i do them, but this time i wanted a challenge. i had stumbledupon a recipe for chocolate chip cookies with an oreo in the middle. the picture made them look absolutely delicious that i HAD to try it out. this was my very first time ever baking something from scratch so please please please bare with with me.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg
1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (i used milk chocolate..)
1 pack of oreos

not all the ingredients are pictured..

how to make them:

pre heat the oven to 375. (of course i completely forgot this step when i was baking)

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

(when doing this i wouldn’t use the mixer, use wooden spoon because it was extremely difficult with that contraption)

Gradually beat in flour mixture. stir in the chocolate chips.

caution, the wooden spoon might break.

now, get an oreo, put one scoop of the cookie dough on top of the cookie and one scoop on the bottom.

it might get a little messy.

don’t forget to put butter on the baking sheets.. (i almost forgot that too)

stick the cookies in the oven, wait about 12 minutes… and there ya go.

okay, i know i know this is the prime example of expectation vs. reality. i was so disappointed when i took them out of the oven. i was like WHAAAT! this is not what the picture looked like. but as i was eating one these delectable cookies, i realized you are supposed to take the excess cookie that is around the oreo off.. so it is kinda a perfect cookie.. you get some delicious oreo/choc. chip cookies and you also just get a bunch of plain ones too.

when i was done baking, i rushed over to a friends house and handed out my goodies. they didnt last til the next morning. so i guess that was a sign they were good. whoooo hooo! i was so happy until i received a text the next morning saying that i gave everyone a tummy ache. ;\ but i think it was because they ate too many!

oh well.

don’t let that discourage you on trying out the recipe for yourself. i promise, they were scrumdiddlyumptious.


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