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Lets take a trip down memory lane.

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So you guys know the movie The Parent Trap, right? The 1998 one with cute little Lindsey Lohan. You know when she was still cute and innocent, before Hollywood reeled her in.

Well for some reason when I was hiking on Sunday morning I thought of this movie. Honestly, I have no idea why this movie popped into my thoughts, but it did. Maybe it was the seriously frigid temps we have been experiencing in the early mornings (hello -18, you kind of stink!) or my sleep deprivation kicking in, or maybe a combination of the two. Who knows!

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What ever the reason I’m sure glad it did.

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My whole hike I had been racking my brain, trying to come up with different recipes to share with you guys. See, sometimes I have a whole list of things that I want to make for the blog and I am set for weeks. Other times I just don’t have a clue! Like my brain just kind of fizzles out.

It can be rather frustrating!

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This is when The Parent Trap popped into me head and the light bulb went off!

Remember the scene when the girls (Hallie and Annie) are sitting in their cabin and break out the Oreos…….. and then break out the peanut butter……and then proceed to dip the Oreos in the peanut butter? Genius? Absolutely!

Come one admit it, you totally did this when you were younger (lets not lie, you still do).

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So, first you whip up some homemade Oreos, which alone are just pretty amazing. Then comes the peanut butter. Now technically these are not dipped in peanut butter they are sandwiched with peanut butter, but I just like “dipped”  in the name. It was my original idea, but sandwiching was just more practical.

Once Asher got her hands on one I asked her if they tasted like Oreos. Her answer, “They’re better than Oreos.”

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Homemade Oreos dipped in Peanut Butter

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 442 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, place the butter and chocolate chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Whisk in the sugar until well combined. Whisk in the vanilla and chocolate. Whisk in the egg until combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, salt and soda until combined. Stir flour mixture into the chocolate mixture. Beat with a mixer until the dough comes together as a solid.
  • Transfer the dough to a sheet of wax paper. Shape into a log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Place log along the edge of wax paper and roll. Shape as you roll to maintain a smooth cylinder. Twist ends of paper to secure and help keep the shape compact. Refrigerate at least two hours or until firm. If log settles and flattens on one side, rotate every 15 minutes or so to maintain a round shape.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut dough in quarter inch thick slices and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 12-18 minutes or until cookies are firm to the touch. Just watch them because it’s hard to tell by looks if they are done since they are so dark to begin with. These baked in batches well, so bake a few to test if you have time. And if your cookies are smaller, adjust the baking time.
  • Cool and prepare the filling. In a mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add milk and salt and continue beating until smooth again. Place about tablespoon of filling on the bottom of one cookie and about a tablespoon of peanut butter on another cookie. Sandwich the cookies together. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Adapted from Bakerella.

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And kids will always tell you the truth (whether you want to hear it or not).

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  1. These look incredible and I can’t wait to try them.

    One question: what is the benefit to whisking the wet ingredients by hand vs putting them in the mixer with the paddle? Or the whisk attachment? Thank you!

  2. Oh man; these would disappear fast in our house! What an awesome looking recipe; must make these soon! 🙂 You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week; we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  3. These oreos look so delicious! We’ll have to try this yummy recipe! Thanks for stopping by our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party and sharing them! -The Six Sisters

  4. Oh my, you got me at the name alone! lol. 🙂 These look SO good. I just have to try them for my children (and me!) Coming over to visit from Melt in your Mouth Monday. Please feel free to stop by and link this up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I’d love to have you join us! 🙂

  5. Looks amazing! It’s funny how your mind works and you come up with the weirdest thoughts at strange times, but it works!

  6. Oh dear goodness, this is too much yum! Pinning!

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    We’re Not Your Average Super Moms!

  7. Yes, please?! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week 🙂

  8. Oh YUM! Those look so delicious! I am on a special diet right now for my breastfeeding baby but I might just have to spoil my neighbors this week and pretend I am eating them! 🙂

  9. my husband would LOVE LOVE LOVE these!

    Thanks for sharing them at Mandatory Mooch – it’s where I found you!

  10. I was astonished these were sooo easy to make! The only problem is that now I don’t want to share, lol. I’m taking them to dinner with friends tonight, so hopefully they will keep me from polishing them all off.

  11. I wholeheartedly agree with the better than Oreos comment. I eat pb from a spoon or with any form of chocolate that I have available. Love these!! And I actually really like that movie, too, I think I’ve seen it about a thousand times~! Thanks for linking at my party!

  12. How funny! Just today, my children were eating Oreo cookies and one of them asked me how they make them. I just might have to make these homemade versions with them so they will know how!

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  13. MMMMM oh my goodness, these look so tasty. I am obsessed with peanut butter. I am going to have to make this next time I’m in the cookie mood (which is everyday) 🙂 Newest fan of your page
    -Becky

  14. Oh my goodness! These look soooo amazing. To me, there are few things better in this world than chocolate and peanut butter!

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays 🙂

  15. Can’t beat this flavor combination 🙂 This looks like something fun to make with my daughters after school. Love your reference to Parent Trap, ha-ha. Glad it came to mind so that you could offer this great recipe. Thank you!
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

  16. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! OMG you are killing me with the Wonderfulness!