Tagaloreos {Tagalong Stuffed Oreos}

TagaloreosMy entire life I have suffered from “Odd Name Syndrome.”

(Can I get a ‘whoop whoop’ from any of my crazy-named friends out there?!)

When I was younger, ‘Hayley’ was not a very popular name.  I mean, I was down in the 170s or something with Ashleys, Jessicas and Brittanys kicking the name-game sh*t out of me.  So when I heard my name being called at school or in a store or in dance class, I knew it was me.  Nowadays, I hear ‘Hayley’ in a store, I turn, and see a couple young girls peer out wondering if that was their mom calling them.

So while our name has become gradually more popular, the spelling is where it differs.  And I get it: there are a bajillion possible ways to spell it.  In the sixth grade I was desperate to change the spelling to ‘Hayleigh’ because I liked making things unnecessarily complicated and also because I was SO irrationally jealous of people who had ‘i”s in their names.  THINK OF ALL THE SYMBOL DOTTING POSSIBILITIES!  Hearts, stars, clovers, balloons… I digress.  Also because whenever teachers made us do acrostic poems (seriously, why are all elementary school teachers hell-bent on doing these?!) I could never find two adjectives that described me that started with ‘Y’ besides ‘young’ and ‘yodels’, and the latter was most certainly not true, so there’s that.

While I longed for those dumb trinkets with your name engraved on them, sadly there was nary a ‘Hayley’ anywhere we went and everything had to be custom-made.  I came to accept the fact that there were a lot of other spellings of my name in the world and that people would occasionally misspell it.

But what irked me the most (and STILL irks me to. this. day) is when people who see my name — on homework, on paychecks, on my blog, on my OkCupid profile where my username IS MY NAME — and they misspell it.  As if they’re purposely trying to avoid reading at any and all costs and or deliberately pissing me off by being so ignorant.

Why would I want to respond to your OkCupid message when you say, “Hey Haley” ESPECIALLY when my username is MY NAME?!  Is it really that hard?  Or when family — yes, it has happened, granted they’re extended family — misspells my name.  How are we blood-related?  I was even looking through old yearbooks a couple weekends ago and 90% of the people who signed it — staff and students alike — misspelled my name.

THERE’S A ‘Y’ IN THE MIDDLE.  AS IN, WHY AREN’T YOU SPELLING IT RIGHT WHEN IT IS IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE?!

I guess you could say I’m a little bitter about it.

Anyway, while my dating luck has been less-than-stellar, my baking ideas have been through the roof awesome, if I do say so myself!  Sometimes, I have spouts where I am totally dried up and spend a good thirty minutes in the candy aisle at Target willing some candy to speak to me and croon, “bake me in coooooookies” but I just end up leaving empty-handed.  And then there are times like now where I cannot.shut.the.voices.up. when it comes to baking ideas.  Every 2.587 seconds I think of a new treat, but sadly I was only born with just two arms and can only make so much.

DSC_0789ASo when this idea popped into my head I knew I had to make it ASAP.  One, because Tagalongs are in right now — hello, Girl Scout cookie season is upon us!, and two, because the idea of stuffing a cookie within another cookie is simply intoxicating, no?  You’ll never want to eat a naked Oreo or naked Tagalong again when you can have BOTH!!

DSC_0797A*inspired by Ashton’s Thin Mint Stuffed Oreos recipe

4.8 from 4 reviews
Tagaloreos {Tagalong Stuffed Oreos}
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Recipe type: Cookies
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Total time: 
Serves: 15
 
Raise your hand if you love Oreos. Raise your hand if you love Tagalongs. Now, raise your hand if you don't want to choose between both -- because you no longer have to! These amazing double-cookie hybrid will squash any chocolate & peanut butter cookie craving and then some.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Tagalongs (I ALWAYS use store-brand versions, like Great Value's Peanut Butter Fudge cookies or Keebler brand -- should equal to about 15 cookies)
  • 15 Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies
  • 1 pkg chocolate Candiquik
  • 3 squares white chocolate Candiquik
  • 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside. Meanwhile, melt the package of chocolate Candiquik until smooth & melted completely.
  2. Gently untwist each Oreo cookie and set the halves onto the foil sheet. Dip the top and the bottom of each Tagalong cookie into the melted chocolate. Place the Tagalong onto the frosted half of the Oreo, and gently sandwich the remaining half on top of the Tagalong cookie. Repeat with remaining 14 cookies.
  3. Freeze the cookie sandwiches for about 30 minutes to an hour so they're nice and firm. This will help them from falling apart when they're fully dunked.
  4. Gently reheat the Candiquik again until melted once more. Dunk each cookie sandwich into the Candiquik, allowing it to submerge completely/cover completely. Using a fork, allow any excess chocolate to drip off and return the cookie to the foil sheet. Repeat.
  5. Once the chocolate has hardened, melt the remaining white Candiquik. Once melted, stir in the peanut butter. Pour the mixture into a zip-top baggy, seal out the air and snip off a corner of the baggy. Drizzle the peanut butter copiously over the tops of the cookies. Once set, serve!

DSC_0795AThis is the ULTIMATE chocolate & peanut butter cookie for all you hardcore PB&C fans!  Despite being sandwiched together in this incredible hybrid, you can still amazingly taste each individual cookie within each bite — the chocolate wafer cookies with their delectable crispy crunch, and the smooth, salty peanut butter swirling throughout the middle.  These are equally good frozen and room temperature by the way!  Just be warned, it’s hard to stop at one 🙂

Chocolate & Peanut Butter your thing?  Check out some more swoonworthy desserts featuring this winning combo!! 

tagalongHomemade Tagalongs

chocpb7layerChocolate Peanut Butter Seven Layer Bars

pbbombsPeanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley

 

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Comments

  1. Would love to have a post introducing us all to girl scount cookie varieties! We don’t have this stuff over in the UK, but I want in on the fun! tehehe

    Beanie
    xx

  2. PB Oreos finally came back to grocery stores near me. This is about the only way they could’ve possibly gotten better.

  3. First off, I love these cookies!! I’ve become slightly obsessed with the chocolate dipped Oreos at the Whole Foods cookie bar so throwing in some chocolate and peanut butter… AMAZING.

    Secondly, this whole name business makes me giggle because in some ways I totally feel your pain and in others I’m the total opposite. I mean my name was {and has been} among the most popular and it’s traditionally spelled so… BUT I always wanted to change it to something more unique. And because it’s so popular I know about a bajillion more Emily’s so I NEVER went by my first name until college {I always answered to my last name.} But my last name isn’t the easiest to spell / pronounce so I’ve had plenty of people mispronounce and misspell it…. Including nearly all my friends who recently got married and sent me an invitation. Oh and my dad doesn’t spell his name traditionally and neither does one of my best friends so they totally feel your pain!!

    Can we all just have some cookies and commiserate? 🙂

  4. Do you even know how many people type out Carly? Or Carlie. Or Karlie. Or Karl. Or Carla. Or Carrie. Or Kara.

    I hate people. People are the worst. Your cookies? Not the worst.

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Kara!! I really appreciate your friendship, Karl. Hahahahaha Karl?! Lol.

  5. Woah! Can you say cookiegasm?! YUMMMM!

  6. 1. Your entire first paragraph is just…my life. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY WAYS TO SPELL KAYLE THERE ARE??! Around the same amount as Hayley–but then there’s also all the added possibilities of starting it with a “C” instead of a “K.” ugh and people CONSTANTLY misspell my name or–even worse in my opinion–make it Kayla. Even when it’s staring them in the face. You get me.

    2. This entire post is for me, isn’t it? You just devoted everything in this post to me. TAGALOREOS FOR LIIIIIIIIFE! omgeeeee pinning!

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      I can’t even fathom how you don’t rip people’s faces off for misspelling Kayle. That has to be ten times worse than Hayley because like you said, you throw in a WHOLE new possibility for a first letter difference PLUS the random middle letter switcharoos. I couldn’t deal!!

  7. Mmmmm….

  8. And THAT is why we spelled Jordan that way and not Jordynn or Jordyn.

    I have the hardest time with Hayley because Jordan’s cousin is Haley. I have to pause every time I type it to make sure I’m typing the right person, ha.

    These are genius!

  9. I don’t know what tagalongs are, but these look delicious! 🙂

  10. Ohmygoodness, don’t even get me started on my name spelling. While my parents could have chosen the simple route- Maryam, they chose Meriem. I understand people are so used to writing it the simple way, that’s fine. But it’s the pronunciation that kills me. Literally, even my ENGLISH teacher in high school, called me Mareem. I guess it’s cool that I could throw an Englsih teacher off his game though. There needs to be a therapy session for this with many of these cookies involved.

  11. Okay, funny confession… The only Hayley I knew throughout my childhood spelled her name the same way as you, with a “y” in the center, so I always spell it that way! I’ve probably confused countless regular Haleys (yes, I actually typed “Hayley” and had to go back and delete that first y…) because of it. Oops. But anyway. Tagalongs inside of Oreos?? YUM! Because you can’t beat chocolate and PB, and you can’t beat crunchy Oreo cookies with a creamy filling, and them combine them together and top with MORE chocolate… Pure heavenly bliss.

  12. I would have gladly traded names with you in elementary school. There were soo many Jessicas and I hated writing cursive “S”s!
    You definitely have through the roof awesome baking ideas!!

  13. Genius! Love this recipe, Hayley. My two favorites smashed into one and dipped in chocolate coating. Delish! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinned!

  14. Omg omg omg. I NEED these. Tagalongs are one of my absolute favorite cookies, and here they’re stuffed into another fav cookie *dies of happiness*. I get people constantly spelling my name Kellie or Kelly, even when responding to an email that I sent them, where I signed my name (correctly, might I add). I also get a lot of Hutchison instead of HutchiNson — which is even more annoying. Apparently my parents super hated my older sister, because they named her Nikki. Not Nicole, Nikki. She’d always try to steal mugs and keychains with my name on them (which obviously never worked out for her, duh. we know it’s not yours) because her name could never be found.

  15. I could use about a zillion of these right now 🙂

  16. LOL!!! Girl, I can relate to odd names! Try my foreign last name, Stamatova… first day of school sucked for me because every teacher would stop to try and pronounce my name, which in turn gave everyone else the opportunity to stare at me as soon as I had to correct the teacher. 😛 Oh, and theeeen everyone started calling me Stomato. Imma need 3 batches of your genius Tagaloreos just to get over that. 😀

  17. Haha! Well at least there’s these cookies – which look wonderful by the way! Sharing 🙂

  18. Ugh, people and names. Everyone tries to convince me my name is Lisa, I’m like ” no, sort of like Lisa but with a R” and they’re all “Lisar?”…or they add syllables that clearly aren’t there (theresa, Aretha,etc). Anyways, these cookies totally rock – yay delicious little voices! Annnd I’m an Oreo junkie so these are really totally happening tonight. The fact that I already have a case of Tagalongs (no joke) solidifies it. Whoop whoop!

  19. Just saw these as your first Foodgawker post — yay!!! Congratulations! 🙂

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