Cookies and Cream Cookies

I will never, EVER put one of those ridiculous headbands with the giant flowers on Ellie’s head. I know some people love them because they leave absolutely no doubt that their baby is a girl, but I just can’t stand them. That doesn’t mean I won’t put Ellie in a tutu though.

I think it really complements the drool on her chin.

The grandparents are in town right now, and my dad brought his french horn (he brings it everywhere). Ellie might be a future french horn player.

She loves her grandpa.

One of my parents’ favorite places in the city is Cafe Bunn Mi on Clement, and we were there just a few hours after they arrived.

I wish I could say that we had these cookies for dessert after our banh mi, but sadly they were already gone.  Sorry, parents.  Cookies never last long around here.

I love baking with Oreos a lot more than I love eating Oreos. Actually this week I discovered that I love eating and baking with Newman’s Os. They’re amazing.

As soon as I made the blueberries and cream cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar, I knew that the next time I made them, I would use oreos in place of dried blueberries. I’m SO glad I did. I also happened to make a mistake when I read the recipe and added about 3 times as much corn syrup as I was supposed to, but the cookies weren’t way too sweet, and the texture was perfect so I’m going to keep the recipe the way I made it, not the way it was supposed to be according to the book.

These are kind of time consuming because you have to make the milk crumbs and then the cookie dough, which has to chill for at least an hour before you bake it, but I think they’re worth it.  I only included the weights in this recipe, because the last time I used the volume recipe from this book, the cookies didn’t turn out, so I think weighing the ingredients ensures a better end result. A food scale is definitely a worthwhile investment!

This will make about 20 cookies

Cookies and Cream Cookies

Ingredients

    Milk Crumb
  • 20 grams milk powder
  • 20 grams flour
  • 6 grams corn starch
  • 12 grams sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher slat
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 10 grams milk powder
  • 45 grams white chocolate, melted
  • Cookies
  • 225 grams butter, at room temperature
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 150 grams light brown sugar
  • 100 grams corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 320 grams bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • milk crumb (from above)
  • 14 oreos, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. First, make the milk crumb:
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Toss the 20 g milk powder, flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt together and add the melted butter. Mix until small clumps form. Spread these on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. Add the 10 grams milk powder and the melted white chocolate and mix with a fork, tossing every few minutes until completely cool.
  6. To make the cookies, beat the butter, sugars, and corn syrup together in a stand mixer on medium-high for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and continue beating for 8 more minutes, until smooth and silky.
  7. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix on low just until combined. Add the milk crumb and oreos and mix for 30 seconds.
  8. Drop about 1/4 cup of dough at a time into rounded scoops on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and flatten the tops slightly. Chill for at least an hour.
  9. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Arrange the balls of dough at least 3 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for about 18 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges but still yellow in the middle.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool completely on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container.
http://catesworldkitchen.com/2012/04/cookies-and-cream-cookies/

(adapted from Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook by Christina Tosi)

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6 comments to Cookies and Cream Cookies

  • My husband won’t let me put anything on our baby’s head. I respect that. The bows look to ridiculous!

  • Zoe

    I have this cookbook too but have not try baking anything from this book. Look like this cookie recipe is a great one to start.

    I see that you are a running enthusiastic and your achievement is amazing! I did my first half marathon at Jul 2011 for 1 hr 55min and I am training for the full one to be held in Oct 2012…will keep checking your blog to hear some tips from you :D

  • The tutu is too, too, adorable.

  • Jen

    dying over the tutu. too ridiculously cute! i am with you on the flowers though.

  • I’m right there with you on the headbands. I flat out refuse. Thankfully I think I made it abundantly clear to family and friends, and we only received maybe one as a gift. Why take away from the beautiful baby’s face with a gaudy flower or bow? /vent

    Also, cookies = yum.

  • Krysten

    The tutu is amazing. I die. I love that you share so many pics of Ellie on your blog…keep ‘em coming!

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