Oreos 4 Ways


By Cooking Panda

Oreo Cheesecake Bites


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 Oreo cookies
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-count muffin tin with cupcake liners.

    2) In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, Greek yogurt and sugar until thoroughly combined. Beat in vanilla and 1 egg at a time. Beat until blended.

    3) Place one Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner.

    4) Using an ice cream scooper or spoon, scoop cream cheese mixture into the muffin tin, over the Oreos.

    5) Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cookie rack to cool.

    6) When cooled, remove cupcake liner, serve and enjoy!

    Oreo Salted Caramel Bites


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
  • 12 Oreo cookies
  • Caramel sauce
  • Sea salt
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-count muffin tin with cupcake liners.

    2) In a large bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until completely smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

    3) Beat in sugar and yogurt on medium speed until combined. Add 1 egg at a time and beat on low speed. Add vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Continue beating until combined.

    4) Place one Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner.

    5) Using an ice cream scooper or spoon, scoop cream cheese mixture into the muffin tin, over the Oreos.

    6) Bake for 20 to 23 minutes. The centers will still be slightly jiggly. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely at room temperature for 1 hour. Then transfer to refrigerate and chill for 2 hours.

    7) Once cooled, top with caramel sauce, sea salt and mini chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy!

    Oreo Bark


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 24 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies
  • Directions

    1) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    2) Melt vegetable shortening in a saucepan over medium heat. Add white chocolate chips and stir until melted.

    3) Remove from heat and stir in crushed Oreo cookies until just blended. Do not over-stir.

    4) Evenly spread chocolate mixture over parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes, or until completely firm.

    5) Break apart, serve and enjoy!

    Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package Oreo cookies
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it and set aside.

    2) In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together with a mixer until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

    3) In another milk, mix together flour, salt and baking soda.

    4) Slowly add butter mixture to flour, beating until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and beat until just combined.

    5) Form balls of cookie dough. Place an Oreo cookie on top of one ball and cover with another. Seal edges together until Oreo cookie is fully enclosed in chocolate chip cookie dough. Place on baking sheet.

    6) Bake for 13 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes.

    7) Serve and enjoy!

    Tags: cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, dessert, oreo, recipes, salted caramel, White Chocolate
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    9 Amazing Things You Can Do With Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipes)


    By Cooking Panda

    Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? 

    There’s just something about that crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, softly toffee-flavored treat that is just fabulous and a classic for a darn good reason.

    If you love these classic treats, you sure aren’t alone. Get ready to mix up some dough and check out some of the best ever cookie-inspired desserts:

    1. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

    Let’s start with the basics. If you love decadent chocolate chip cookies that are a little crispy around the outside but still have a little chew and goo in the middle, make the classic ones. Alternately, you can also check the recipes for crispy, cakey or bakery-style ones, so there’s something for everyone here.

    2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

    The edible cookie dough gets swirled throughout the whole batch of fudge, so you’ll feel like you’re just taking bite after bite of super decadent, silky, melt-in-your-mouth rich dough.

    3. Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

    Bananas and zucchini make this dessert almost healthy, and they actually add a really nice, moist earthiness to these sweet cookies. You can probably even sneak these to your kids and they’ll be none the wiser.

    4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bars

    These are just about as easy as baking cookies. All you need to do is roll out your favorite cookie dough recipe (refer to #1 if you need, or just grab some break-and-bake stuff from the store) into a square, bake it, chop it, then spread with ice cream and filling. It’s so easy!

    5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

    AKA another way to get away with eating straight-up cookie dough while maintaining some semblance of fanciness. These would be great topped with a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt, too.

    6. THE Best Brookies​

    Chocolate chip cookies might be perfect in their traditional form, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep building from there. Whip up these gorgeous cookies, made up of half brownie dough, that will wow brownie lovers and cookie purists alike.

    7. Pistachio Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

    If you’re looking for something sophisticated and a little different, this green, moist cake dotted with bittersweet chocolate and rich pistachios will do it for you.

    8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcake

    Yeah, that’s right! You can totally combine your two favorite desserts, and it’s so easy! All you do is remove a little piece of cupcake from the center and pipe it full of edible raw cookie dough. It’s so good!

    9. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yep! You can turn your favorite summer treat into a sweet, gooey cookie. Who knew?

    Featured Photo Credit: Sarah Laval/Flickr

    Tags: brookies, chocolate chip cookie recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies, cookie dough cupcakes, cookie dough recipes
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    Pepperidge Farm Has A Whole Line Of New Cookies (Photo)


    By Cooking Panda

    Pepperidge Farm is known for being a classic cookie brand, one that remembers the good old days when cookies were homemade and impossible to resist. From the perfectly crumbly chocolate-covered Milano Cookies to those straw-shaped Pirouettes that are perfect when swirled in milk, Pepperidge Farm has our cookie fantasies covered. That’s why it’s so important to note that there’s a new line of Pepperidge Farm cookies being introduced: the Farmhouse cookies.

    Brand Eating reports that the new Farmhouse Thin & Crispy cookies come in three flavors: Milk Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chip and Triple Chocolate Chip. The line is inspired by homemade cookie recipes, which means fewer ingredients. Each variety features nine to 12 “real” ingredients, like butter, flour, sugar, eggs … you get it.

    The Farmhouse cookies are branded as being “A New Cookie Straight from 1937,” according to a Pepperidge Farm press release. With trends moving more toward health-conscious foods and a new awareness of ingredients and the treatment of laying hens (from whom we get our eggs), Pepperidge Farm is making some positive moves in the right direction.

    “Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies were inspired by our Campbell Soup Company Real Food Philosophy,” says Carlos Abrams-Rivera, president of Pepperidge Farm. “There has been a significant shift in many food categories, but specifically in snacks, in which consumers want ‘real food’ ingredients. Pepperidge Farm and Campbell are committed to delivering real food that’s crafted with care and our Farmhouse Cookies and Farmhouse Bread offerings are delicious examples. In our 80-year history, Pepperidge Farm has remained 100% committed to quality.”

    That’s not all. Pepperidge Farm plans to add cage-free eggs to their ingredient lists. Already, all 58 varieties of their breads, buns and rolls are free from high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors. What a great way to enter into the company’s 80th year!

    The Farmhouse line is available nationwide, so go check for them at your local grocery store. They’re selling at a suggested retail price of $3.49. Do yourself a favor and go for all three amazing chocolate chip varieties!

    Sources: Brand Eating, Pepperidge Farm / Photo Credit: Pepperidge Farm/Instagram, Pepperidge Farm

    Tags: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Farmhouse Cookies, Pepperidge Farm, Pepperidge Farm Cookies
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    Score Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!


    By Cooking Panda

    Here’s the deal, folks: August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and we want you to make the most of it.

    In honor of our favorite mistake, there are a whole host of free and discounted cookies out in the wide world. Here are some of our favorite deals, courtesy of Delish:

    BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

    The supreme, melty goodness known only as a Pizookie is in many ways the ultimate giant chocolate chip cookie. Use this coupon for a free Pizookie when you buy at least $9.95-worth of food between now and the end of August.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

    Whether you are staying at a DoubleTree location or not, you are free to waltz on inside and grab a free chocolate chip cookie, no strings attached.

    According to NBC News, DoubleTree representatives are also handing out pairs of free chocolate chip cookies August 4 in New York City at Penn Station and in Chicago’s Union Station — while supplies last.

    The idea is that you keep one cookie for yourself and give the second one away to somebody in honor of their “Nice Travels” movement, but we’re pretty sure no one will mind if you keep the second one for yourself too…

    Great American Cookies

    Sign up to receive email updates from Great American Cookies and you’ll be eligible for BOGO free regular cookies.

    Did you know that the whole existence of chocolate cookies is a complete (but happy) accident? In the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband ran a tourist lodge called the Toll House Inn (sound familiar?), and Ruth would cook and serve food to guests, according to the Interactive Media Lab’s chocolate chip cookie page.

    One day, she started making her famous chocolate cookies but realized she was all out of baker’s chocolate. Without missing a beat, she swapped it out with a Nestle semisweet chocolate bar, figuring it would melt into the dough. You know what happens next: The chopped chocolate bits softened but stayed in place, and the chocolate chip cookie became an instant hit. The rest, as they say, is history.

    If you’re so inclined, you can find Ruth’s famous Nestle Toll House cookie recipe here. Happy baking!

    Sources: Delish, NBC News, Interactive Media Lab / Photo credit: Ewa Dreger/Instagram

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