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A few years ago a recipe for oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies took the internet by storm. I have to admit I was intrigued but I never got around to making them. It seemed like a lot of effort and the finished cookies were so huge I never really found the right occasion to make them. Earlier this year I made Cake Batter Oreo Cookie bars and I loved how the Oreos stayed nice and crunchy within the cookie. I knew it was time to try them with chocolate chip cookies as well. Since I don’t have time these days to fuss around with complicated steps like stuffing each cookie individually I decided that I would make chocolate chip Oreo cookie bars instead of individual cookies. And then I threw in some peanut butter just for good measure. Which, not surprisingly, turned out to be a very good idea.

I first made these cookies several months ago and I have made them many times since. It is rare for me to make the same recipe again and again, but these are just so good I can’t help myself. They are quickly becoming one of my signature cookies, and people frequently request them. I am happy to comply since they are not only delicious but also quick and easy to make.  They are quite rich so I like to cut them into small squares, which means a 9 x 13 pan yields quite a few, perfect for sharing. They also freeze well so they are great to have on hand for a last minute dessert emergency (or, who am I kidding, a late night snack). These are a great little cookie to have in your repertoire, they are perfect for any occasion.

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