Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Triple Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies.

2012. We're one month into this thing. 

... can we talk about New Year's resolutions for a second? Yeah I said it. On the thirty-first of January.

Did you make any resolutions this year? Let's be honest: have you broken them already?
I have. 

I've laughed. I've cried.

I've lost two pounds... then split a brownie fudge sundae with my boyfriend. It happens. 
Luckily broken resolutions are the very best kind. 

January always feels a little like everyone's holding their breath, doesn't it? Like this is your last shot at being the very best version of yourself or the entire year is shot and I guess we'll just try again next year. 

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's top secret and I've sort of just figured it out for myself.  

Breaking a resolution doesn't set you up for 365 days of failure; it sets you up for hard work, second chances,  and chasing after something you passionately want for yourself or in your life. 
Also: it really is still January. 

And no big deal, but this is your year. Because whether you like it or not, you're doing it. Right now actually! You're here. You're living it. I say figure out what you want to see when you look back on 2012 this December and get out there and make it happen for yourself. We got this!
And in the meantime... cookies. Cookies filled with crushed Oreos and white chocolate and chocolate chips and ribbons of Oreo filling. Because some things should never change, no matter what year it is.

Triple Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies

1 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips or chunks
12-15 Oreos, roughly cut into quarters
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray and set aside. 
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the sugar mixture and beat until well-combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips, Oreo chunks, and white chocolate chips until incorporated. Scoop out dough and roll into 2 tablespoons-sized balls. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart and slightly flatten with your hand. 
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until done. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to cool completely.
Source: Barely adapted from my Double Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies and How Sweet It Is