So let’s start by laying a few things out on the table. There is no turkey in this cookie. I also have never actually made turducken before. But the concept of turducken seemed like it could be translated over into the world of salted cookie baking, and I was in the mood for some experimenting this Sunday Funday.
According to Wikipedia, Turducken is a de-boned chicken, stuffed inside a de-boned duck, which is stuffed inside of a de-boned turkey. Sounds time consuming but has the potential to be delicious if done correctly. Or, it sounds like a recipe for uncooked meat and food poisoning. With that being said, I’m going to stick to what I know: cookies.
There are lots of cookie combinations you could use to make a turducken but here’s what a cookie-ducken looks like: an an oreo, stuffed inside of a brownie, stuffed inside of a salted chocolate chip cookie. You might have heard of pillow cookies before, which is an oreo stuffed inside of a chocolate chip cookie. So adding a brownie into the mix seemed logical because it is delicious and moldable.
Before we get into the recipe, here’s a few things I learned from this experiment:
- Once you freeze oreos, it is really hard to twist them and take them apart. Hence why the brownie is not stuffed inside the oreo but instead wrapped around it.
- These cookies are ginormous. If i did it again, I would use mini oreos
- These cookies need to be shared. No normal human being should consume one of these solo
- These cookies are delicious
- 1 box brownie mix (2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water)
- 1 package Oreos (dont get the reduced fat kind, that’s a joke)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Coarse sea salt
Step 1: Make a batch of brownies according to the box instructions. Don’t let the edges get crunchy. When you take them out, scoop them into a bowl and let the mushed up brownie cool. I stuck mine in the fridge for a half hour.
Step 2: Make the chocolate chip cookie dough. Follow the Salted Chocolate Chip cookie recipe from a previous post for step by step instructions. Put the dough in the fridge for at least a half hour so that it’s firm.
Step 3: Take a small amount of brownie, and cover the top of the Oreo, as shown below. If you want to go full on glutton, you can cover the entire Oreo, but that might be extreme. If you did not freeze the oreo, you might want to stuff the brownie on the inside of the Oreo. It’s up to you. Just don’t lick out the cream filling first, because that’s gross.
Step 4: Using the large ice cream scoop, I scooped out a ball of cookie dough. I separated that in half, and flattened one half in my hand. Put the brownie covered Oreo on top of the cookie dough, then took the other half and smushed it on top. I ended up needing to add a little extra cookie dough on the sides, but eventually just used enough to cover the oreo and brownie and rolled it into a rather large ball of dough.
Step 5: Top these with a dash of coarse sea salt if you want. Make sure you leave plenty of room between the cookies on the baking sheet. I did 3 x 2. Also, this is important, SMUSH that cookie down . Otherwise when it bakes, the middle will be uncooked and the edges will be burnt.
Step 6: Bake at 375 for about 14-16 minutes.
I let these sit on the tray for a little while before moving over to a cooling rack. I couldn’t get a picture that really showed how big these cookies are. I also havent eaten an entire one of these cookies for fear I might go into sugar shock.
Here’s what the cookie looks on the inside. I mean if this isn’t cookie porn, then I don’t know what is.
I think there are going to be some very happy coworkers tomorrow for those who are on the cookie list. Although, I think tomorrow is going to be a lesson in sharing. These cookies are so huge the batch only made 16 cookies. Cut in half, that’s still plenty to go around. I’m feeling this stuffed cookie thing this week, so let’s see what next week’s experimenting holds. On that note, I am setting my alarm for an early morning run because I’m going to need it after the one bite I had of this cookie. And always remember, if you can bake it, you can salt it.