Rolled in sparkling sugar, stuffed with mini Oreo cookies that bake up cakey-soft for a rich, chocolatey surprise center, and topped with white chocolate raspberry Hugs… I can’t even.
These fat, puffy vanilla cookies are are everything I love about Valentine’s Day and combine at least four of my favorite things: pink, white chocolate raspberry, crinkly edges (obsessed.), and Oreos.
Now if we could just bake them into a cheesecake.
One of my favorite types of cookies to bake (and Cinnamon cookies, chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies… it doesn’t even matter. I will stick a kiss in it. Those doughy centers, crinkly edges, and just-melted chocolates… stop it. And 100% get in my face.
Everything about these cookies are perfection, starting with the sugary, snow-white cookie dough. The base for these cookies is absolutely irresistible… because here’s a secret: it’s basically vanilla buttercream. Softened butter, powdered sugar, and extra vanilla are creamed together with an egg into a thick buttercream base. Flour, baking powder, and salt are whisked in, creating a dough that tastes like frosting and bakes up into puffy vanilla sugar clouds.
Just these vanilla butter cookie bottoms alone, without the hidden Oreo surprise inside, are one of the best-tasting things I have ever baked.
A chocolatey, cakey-soft mini Oreo cookie!
I’ve made Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies before but these were even better.
Because raspberry kisses!
Any chocolate-raspberry candy will work if these pink Kisses have disappeared til next February. Why are the best things seasonal? I feel like raspberry kisses could totally be a March thing. Don’t you?
There’s cookies baked with love and then there’s cookies baked with everything you love. I think this might be both. Get into it before everything’s green and chocolate-stout-flavored!
Oreo-Stuffed White Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Cookies
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup (2 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) package mini Oreos
Hershey Raspberry Hugs
Granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in
Scoop dough using a teaspoon: place a mini Oreo cookie on top of a teaspoon of cookie dough, then another teaspoon scoop of dough on top. Press dough around the edges until Oreo is completely covered, then gently roll into a ball, roll in granulated sugar, and place on prepared baking sheet 1-inch apart.
Source: Adapted from Recipe Girl.