Jenilee Wirtz

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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!

In New England Winter, Yummmm...Food! on February 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

If you’re in the mood for a VERY decadent treat, you may enjoy the recipe below.  The cookie is fabulous, and was relatively easy to make.  Very hands on though, I must prepare you!

The necessities:

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 oz bag chocolate chips
  • 1 pkg. Oreo cookies

The operation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugars together with a mixer until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda.  Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.  Using a cookie scoop take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo Cookie.  Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo cookie.  Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo cookie is enclosed with dough.  Place onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies.
**This is rather accurate!  We had about 21-22 cookies in total; our first few were a little TOO large.  Try placing a clump of dough on the top, one on the bottom, and really squashing them thin.  The result of a “fatter” cookie?  Our photo above with the dough over the side.


Jenny Flake, thanks for the treat!  Enjoy!




snOw MY GOD!

In Interesting Photos, New England Winter on January 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

New England got hit hard with this early 2011 storm…check out this picture taken on our back deck!

The following is taken from an article in the Norwich Bullitan

The National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in every state except Florida. That included Hawaii, which had 7 inches on the top of the Mauna Kea  mountain. The winter weather was blamed for at least 18 deaths since Sunday when snow and ice hit the South.

Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights, mostly in the snowy Northeast, but said travelers wouldn’t be stuck for days as they were after a Christmas weekend storm. New York accounted for half the canceled flights, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

Commuter rail service was delayed or suspended across the region, and Amtrak suspended service between New York City and Boston because of damage to the overhead power system south of Boston.

  • Boston 11.6 inches
  • Worcester, Mass. 15.5 inches
  • Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport 22.5 inches
  • Providence 6.9 inches. 
  • Chesterfield 26.3 inches
  • Manchester 27 inches

Take caution while driving in the treterous conditions…and make sure you have a guaranteed life insurance policy! 🙂