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Friday, September 7, 2012

Tip Top Shape Is Moving!

The time has come, friends.  I've been a faithful Blogger user for years, but lately I've felt a bit boxed in with the Blogger format - and I know some readers felt boxed out with comment issues - so it's time.  I finally bit the bullet and switched the blog over to Wordpress.

Recipes and the like will now be posted at The New Tip Top Shape.

I really like the new design and I hope all of you will, as well.  I'll see you guys there :D

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Double Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies

It's been cookie central here lately.  I tend to bake when I'm stressed and getting acclimated to law school has not come without its ups and downs.  I've made three cookies within the past two weeks, which is wwwayy more than I ever managed in undergrad.

Any-hoozle, these cookies are pretty magical.  I'm pretty sure they can turn moods around.  Cure cramps.  Solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

I kid you not.  Well...maybe a little.  Okay, a lot.  The bottom line is that these are fantastic and need to be in your ovens, and subsequently your bellies, as soon as possible.

Make them this Labor Day, as a labor of love.  Because really, what could be better than chocolate cookies stuffed with even more chocolate?  I can't think of anything.

Double Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies


1 cup butter, at room temp

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup crushed Oreo cookies


In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.  Set aside.  Cream together the butter and sugar.  Mix in the eggs and then the vanilla.  Fold in the flour mixture, until just combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and crushed oreos.

Cover the dough and refrigerate 2-4 hours.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Drop about 1 tbsp of dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cookies will appear slightly underdone, but take them out anyway.  You do not want to over bake these.  Let cool completely before moving.

Source:  How Sweet Eats