girl guide cookie stuffed chocolate chip cookies

Saturday, April 9, 2011
The title sounds intriguing doesn't it?

This glutenous creation was inspired by Jenny from Picky Palate . This woman is amazing. She stuffs cookies with anything. Oreos, brownies, s'mores, you name it, she's baked it inside a cookie.

I felt like I needed to recreate this. But in my own way.

What better occasion than my bestest friends birthday.

She doesn't live in Vancouver anymore, she moved to Calgary (aka brown town) a few years ago and even though we email several times a day, I miss her lots.

She's my foodie partner in crime.

We tell each other what we're eating for lunch each day. Over email. We are dorks.

We share cat videos and she knitted me a scarf! I was totally impressed.

I needed to make something insane to send her, but it also had to be mailable.

This past weekend, I acquired 3 boxes of Girl Guide cookies from my MIL. Now, for my American friends, this is similar to girl scout cookies, but Girl Guides only have 2 flavours. The have a mint wafer in the winter and chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies in the spring.

3 boxes of Girl Guide cookies are not waist-line friendly.

Solution - make girl guide stuffed chocolate chip cookies for Lulu's birthday.

Gosh I'm smart.

The cookies themselves are very easy to make, I just used my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup and the flour by 1/2 cup. I found it turned out perfect. The cookies are fluffy and moist, and the best part is they have a surprise in the middle. Perfect for birthdays. Send along with the Pioneer Woman cookbook. You will be forever loved.

oh hey pdub.
Girl Guide stuffed chocolate chip cookies
[ inspired by Picky Palate ]

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
12 - 16 girl guide cookies, chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookie variety

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and blend until combined. Add flour, salt and flour and mix until no flour bits are left. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, scoop out a ball of dough. Place on a prepared baking sheet and flatten. Place one girl guide cookie on top of the flatten round of dough. Top with another scoopful of dough, flatten that top piece of dough and seal the 2 pieces of dough so you can't see the cookie sandwiched inside. Repeat until all the chocolate chip cookie dough is gone. I got 16 cookies out of my batch.

Bake for 14 - 16 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool on rack for 2 - 3 minutes and then move cookies to a rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container or mail to your BFF or eat.