When I came across this recipe, I was so intrigued. A regular cookie that tastes like an Oreo? A cookie dough that has no eggs in it? I knew I had to try it! And I am so glad that I did, because these are delicious!! The flavor does in fact remind me of an Oreo, although a much better one!! The cookies are rich in chocolate flavor, and the white chocolate chips are the perfect complement to the fudgy cookie. I have never baked cookies without eggs, but somehow it worked! And because there is no egg in the dough I can eat it without TheBetterHalf telling me that I’m going to get salmonella! (TheBetterHalf: CateyLou is going to get salmonella. It’s inevitable. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.) I ordered some of this cocoa powder from King Arthur Flour, and I think it is the best cocoa powder I have tried. It is so rich in flavor!
Oreo Inspired Cookies: Chewy Chocolate-White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe barely adapted from BrownEyedBaker
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup dutch-process cocoa powder
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
⅓ cup milk, at room temperature
1 ½ cups white chocolate chips (can also use chopped white chocolate)
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until it is light and fluffy. Add in the sugars and cream with the butter until well incorporated. Mix in the vanilla. Add ½ the flour mixture and stir well. Add in the milk, and mix well. Add in the rest of the flour and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate. Chill the dough for 15 minutes (or longer).
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, about 2 Tablespoons of dough for each cookie. Press down on the dough ball slightly. Bake for 12 – 16 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely on the sheet.