Today I got to do something I love to do. Bake. Blog. Give.
One of my favorite things about blogging is the generosity of the community. I have participated in many a blog bake sale and fundraising event, both in donating items and in bidding. All but one have been a great experience, and I still feel good donating money to that important cause.
Recently Manda from I Am Baker posted a Call To Bakers. She had wanted to do a giveaway for five lucky recipients – people in need of a pick me up. She had 165 responses, and as she read them, could not turn anyone down. The Call To Bakers was for others to take on a nominee for her, after she fulfilled her original commitment of five people. I think it was a matter of hours before each nominee had a baker.
I’m tearing up as I type that – such an amazing and powerful community!
I have a joyous heart being able to do this, and make a family smile. I also get to experiment with some things I may normally not make – like Oreo Stuffed Cookies!
oreo stuffed cookies
I used the Golden Oreo inside my chocolate chunk cookies. Prepare the cookie dough, flatten a spoonful in your hand, place an oreo on it and form it around the oreo. Take another spoonful and form it around the other side, so the entire oreo is covered by a layer of cookie dough.
chocolate chunk cookies
3/4 cup ap flour (gluten free)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 bar dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup agave
1 tablespoon vanilla
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and chocolate pieces. Cream together butter, agave, vanilla and eggs; combine with dry ingredients.
Bake @ 375 for 10-12 minutes.*
*This time is for chocolate cookies only; for oreo stuffed, 15 minutes.
crazy tasty wrapped in decadence.
I cut one in half for photos. Then I ate half of it. I’m saving the other half for Jason, and the rest are on their way to a new home!
what’s your flavor – chocolate or vanilla?