Sweetest Time of the Year

Today kicks off the sweetest time of the year. Our annual 12 Days of Cookies starts today! I repeat, we are 12 days away from Christmas! This is not a drill! We are so excited to be sharing our tradition on the blog again this year. With the crazy schedules around this time of year, keeping this tradition alive has been so important to us. This year we did have a hard time narrowing down the new cookies to try. We tried to make sure there are different flavor profiles, but a lot of times the chocoholic in us won out.  This first cookie is compliments of Better Homes & Garden’s magazine. We hope you enjoy and definitely give this recipe a try!

On the 12th Day Before Christmas…. Cookies & Cream Drops

Ingredients:

  • 15 Oreo Double Stuffed Sandwich Cookies
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 10 oz package mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Twist open sandwich cookies; remove white filling and place in a small microwave safe bowl. Coarsely crush cookies.

In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 sections. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined. Scraping bowl as needed.

Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat in flour.

Stir in crushed cookies and chocolate chips.

Drop dough by small scoops (2-3 tsp.) 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake about 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.

Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Microwave reserved white filling in 20 second increments, stirring until smooth. Drizzle cookies with melted filling; let stand until icing is set.

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