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Cookies ‘N’ Creme Cookies

Cookies ‘N' Creme Cookies are bursting with big flavor thanks to white chips and chocolate cookie bits.

Jamie Lothridge

Jamie Lothridge

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Cookies ‘N' Creme Cookies are bursting with big flavor thanks to white chips and chocolate cookie bits. They're the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table and of course, Santa's cookie plate!

Cookies on Plate

This post is sponsored by The Hershey Company. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible.

It seriously is the most wonderful time of year! Our home is almost decorated for the holidays - both inside and out. And I've started shopping for Elle already, so I'm feeling pretty good over here.

One of my absolute favorite things about this time of year is cookies. Personally, I'm pretty much a fan of any cookie ya put in front of me, but Eric and Elle are definitely both team chocolate chip cookie.

Cookies next to Milk Bottle

In fact, there's usually a container of Eric's favorite homemade cookie dough in the fridge at all times. Can you say spoiled much?

I'm just kidding - kind of. He totally empties the dishwasher on demand and cleans up after me 24/7, so it's basically his reward for putting up with a chronically messy kitchen.

Cookie Ingredients

One of the reasons that I love baking cookies so much is that they're pretty simple. So simple that Elle can handle most of the mixing and even some of the measuring on her own.

Sure, it can be a little messy and not 100% perfect, but I can see her confidence build with every cracked egg and splash of vanilla. And that, my friends, is worth every second we spend cleaning up flour from the floor.

Cookie Dough on Tray

We all know it's important to eat dinner together as a family, but I personally think it's just important to get them into the process of making things too. I've definitely noticed Elle is more willing to try new things if she helped cook them, too.

She's been feeling a little under the weather the last few days (thanks, preschool) so I decided to whip up a batch of Cookies ‘N' Creme Cookies. And of course, she wanted to help.

Baked Cookies on Cooling Rack

But these cookies are definitely not your standard chocolate chip cookies. They're loaded with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘N' Creme Baking Pieces. Seriously a match made in cookie heaven.

If you haven't tried HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘N' Creme Baking Pieces, you seriously need to pick them up along with HERSHEY’S Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Baking Chips - they are so darn good!

Cookie on top of Bottle

These pieces have been developed specifically for baking, making them excellent in cookies and bars. Elle and I could not get enough of the combinations in this recipe. I've become slightly obsessed with the HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘N' Creme Baking Pieces, if I'm being honest. I want to try them in chocolate-based cookies, and I bet they'd be incredible sprinkled into your favorite brownies.

Cookies with Other Ingredients

Whether this is your first time baking cookies or your hundredth, make sure you check out my tips for cookie success at the bottom of this blog. They could just up your cookie game!

This post has been sponsored by The Hershey Company, but all opinions are my own.

Picking up Cookie off of Plate

Cookies ‘N’ Creme Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cup (9-oz. bag) HERSHEY’S Cookies ‘N’ Creme Baking Pieces

Directions

  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until well-blended and fluffy in texture.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in the baking pieces and chopped cookie pieces until evenly incorporated
  6. Cover cookie dough and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Use a medium cookie scoop (about 1-1/2 tablespoons) to scoop dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

5 Tips for Success

  1. Use quality ingredients. Let's be real here, the quality of your cookies is a direct reflection of the quality of your ingredients. I recommend splurging a bit on butter, vanilla and of course - chocolate.
  2. Don't overmix the dough. Be sure to combine your wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls before mixing them together. This will help you combine all of the ingredients together quickly and ensure you don't end up with tough cookies.
  3. Chill your dough. I used to think chilling chocolate chip cookie dough was kind of a waste of precious cookie time. However, now I chill almost every cookie dough I make. Chilling the dough allows the fat (butter) to solidify, so when you bake your cookies, they'll spread less. Chilling also allows the flavors to develop a little more, which is always a good thing!
  4. Use parchment paper. Not only will this prevent your cookies from sticking to the baking pan, it will also make clean-up a breeze and keep your pans looking great!
  5. Use a cookie scoop for perfectly portioned dough. This not only makes the job of scooping cookies easier, it ensures your cookies will bake evenly because they're all the same size.
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