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.
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[ inspired by Picky Palate ]
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
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.
Store in an airtight container or mail to your BFF or eat.