Today’s post is super special, guys!
Today, I am celebrating a baby.
*points to self* No, not my baby. Are you kidding me? I become unreasonably snotty if I get less than seven hours of sleep a night AND I can still justify spending an inordinate amount of money on clothes. There’s no way I could raise a child. I meaaaan..
Today, I’m celebrating the future baby to the adorable Mandy at Mandy’s Recipe Box!!
Mandy is about to bring in a special little bun into her life, and the coolest thing of all is she’s waiting to find out the gender until it’s born!
I mean, call me old-fashioned, but a baby’s gender is like, one of the true surprises in life. My parents didn’t know the gender of me and my siblings, and they believe most parents shouldn’t (though I totally understand how OMGSOTEMPTING it’d be to find out). But how cool will it be when she gives birth and it’s a complete surprise?! I’m SO excited for her and her family!
And I’m SO excited that I was asked to participate in a virtual baby shower for Mandy! She is such a sweet mama and awesome friend, and I’m so glad I got to meet her in this crazy world of blogging!
So while I don’t really want to compare cookies to baby genders, I thought it’d be cool to stuff some Funfetti flavored cookies with two different types of Oreos … that way, from the outside, you’ll have no idea what flavor lurks inside the plush, cake-y cookie until you take a bite! Will it be stuffed with Cake Batter flavored Oreos, or Cake Batter flavored Golden Oreos? Another true surprise, and a perfect treat for a mommy-to-be and her sparkly, fun baby shower
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp butter extract/emulsion
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sprinkles
About 12 cookies each Cake Batter flavored Oreos and Cake Batter flavored Golden Oreos
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, cornstarch and salt, and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy, about a minute. Beat in the egg and extracts to combine.
2. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Once dough has come together, stir in the sprinkles. Chill the dough for 30 mins-1 hour.
3. While the dough chills, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone liners or mist lightly with cooking spray. Once dough has chilled, drop rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough on the baking sheets about 1″ apart. Gently press an Oreo in the center of the dough ball and top it with another rounded Tablespoonful of dough. Use your fingers to very carefully enclose the Oreo with dough. Bake for approx. 10-12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through bake-time, or until light golden in color and centers are just about set–they’ll continue cooking on the baking sheet.
4. Cool the cookies on the sheets about 5-10 minutes before carefully transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store cookies airtight, at room temperature, for about 5 days.
These cookies are SO delicious and SO fun! The combination of the vanilla, butter and almond extract lends an authentic cake battery taste to each bite of these buttery, tender cookies without using a cake mix for that signature flavor. And if you haven’t tried those Cake Batter-flavored Oreos yet, you MUST go to your nearest Target/Walmart ASAP and stock up! They’re INSANELY good, and once stuffed in between these soft, chewy cookies, they make for an awesome, crunchy surprise!
I’m not the only one celebrating Mandy and her new behbeh. Be sure to stop by these other blogs to see their sweet treats for Mandy!! Congratulations, Mandy! We love you and are SO happy for you!! <3 ((hugs))
Nikki from Chef In Training
Dorothy from Crazy For Crust
Holly from Life as a Lofthouse
Tina from Mommy’s Kitchen
Stephanie from Back For Seconds
Ashton from Something Swanky
Becca from Crumbs and Chaos
Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life
Aimee from Shugary Sweets
Stephanie from Macaroni and Cheesecake
Brandie from The Country Cook