Indulgence Unleashed: Baking Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies Dessert Inspo

Hello, fellow dessert enthusiasts and lovers of all things decadent! Today, we're diving headfirst into the world of cookies with a tantalizing twist – Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies. These delightful treats are the perfect fusion of classic red velvet and the irresistible allure of Oreo cookies. I'm thrilled to guide you through the process with the help of an amazing recipe from The Art of Baking. So, let's preheat those ovens and get ready to indulge!

Ingredients You'll Need:

For the Red Velvet Cookie Dough:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Crushed Oreo Filling:

  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed into chunks

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

- Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 2: Sift Dry Ingredients

- In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. This ensures your dry ingredients are well combined and lump-free.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar

- In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. This typically takes a few minutes.

Step 4: Add Egg and Flavorings

- Add the large egg, red food coloring, and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until everything is well combined and you achieve that vibrant red velvet hue.

Step 5: Alternate Dry Ingredients and Buttermilk

- Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until you have a smooth and vibrant red velvet cookie dough.

Step 6: Make the Cream Cheese Filling

- In a separate bowl, prepare the cream cheese filling. Combine the softened cream cheese, softened unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until you have a creamy, dreamy filling.

Step 7: Assemble the Cookies

- Take a scoop of red velvet cookie dough and flatten it in the palm of your hand.

- Place a chunk of crushed Oreo cookie in the center and a dollop of cream cheese filling on top.

- Carefully fold the cookie dough around the Oreo and cream cheese filling, ensuring it's fully enclosed. Roll it into a ball shape.

- Place each cookie ball onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space for spreading.

Step 8: Bake to Perfection

- Bake your Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft.

- Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9: Savor the Sweetness

- Once your cookies are cool, it's time to savor the indulgence! Serve them up and enjoy the delightful combination of red velvet, Oreo chunks, and creamy cream cheese filling.

Tips for Extra Flair:

- For an extra Oreo kick, press some crushed Oreo pieces onto the tops of the cookies just before baking.

- Consider a drizzle of white chocolate or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for added visual appeal.

There you have it, my friends! Crushed Oreo Red Velvet Cookies are nothing short of a taste bud adventure. They're perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings, sharing with loved ones, or simply treating yourself to an irresistible dessert.

A heartfelt thank you to The Art of Baking for sharing this sensational recipe. Give it a try, and let the fusion of red velvet and Oreo take your taste buds on a delicious journey. Happy baking! 🍪🍰🥛

For the full step-by-step guide and detailed instructions,         from The Art of Baking.