Today is a very, very exciting day for me! Today is the day that I get to host my first giveaway courtesy of OXO. I ran across their Blogger Outreach Database a few weeks ago and joined immediately. Within a few days I got an email saying that I had been chosen to be a part of a giveaway! I’m sure you can imagine my excitement.
I’m sure many of you have an OXO product in your home and now you have the opportunity to have another one! They gave me 2 of their Good Cookie Spatulas for free. Yes, you heard me correctly, FREE! Free.99. Alright, I’ll stop. But seriously, this is so incredibly generous of them. They gave me one to use in my post and one to giveaway to a reader. I am so honored to have been chosen, especially because of the cause.
50% of all proceeds from Good Cookie Spatulas go to pediatric cancer research and OXO has committed to up to $100,000 for 2011 going to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. You can learn more about the cause here and the spatula has an informational pamphlet attached.
Here is how to enter:
Comment on this post before 6:00pm EST tomorrow, Friday, December 2nd stating what your favorite type of cookie is this time of year. The winner will be announced on Saturday’s post.
Of course, being told you’re being given a “cookie” spatula got me thinking about what kind of cookies I wanted to bake for the post. Since it’s officially December (where has this year gone?!) obviously Christmas cookies were high on my list of possibilities, especially when I found these. Apparently it wasn’t meant to be though because I can’t seem to find Ande’s Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips anywhere. Alas, I came up with something I thought y’all would absolutely love.
These were inspired partially by the Oreo Balls I made for Thanksgiving and partially by this recipe from Picky Palate. Sweet Mother of Mary were they good! They seriously taste like a Cookies ‘n Cream bar (my favorite candy bar).
As I’ve told y’all before, I’m not much of a baker so this was the first time I have ever made cookies from scratch. I will say, it was much easier than I anticipated and so worth it. Totally should have done this sooner. Expect many more cookie creations!
Cookies n’ Cream Cookies
Adapted from Picky Palate
- 1 stick softened butter
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¼ Cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 sleeve Oreos, chopped
- 1 Cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.
2. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in oreos and chocolate chips until everything is thoroughly mixed in.
3. Scoop with a teaspoon onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Although I may be a
lot little biased, these are seriously the best cookies I have ever had. Definitely a new favorite around these parts.
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