Cookie Dough Sandwich Monster Cookies

“If you find it all too painful, then move all books and papers away from the desk and write from the heart. It may be messy and need lots of rewriting, but at least for a while, you will get something on paper as your creativity breaks through…” — Karen O’Reilly 

These great big friendly giants aren’t called cookie monsters for nothing…

Cookie Monster Cookies - Half Peanut butter, Half Triple Chocolate Chip with Cookie Dough Frosting Filling

I’ll admit, when I set out to make these I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to make. I vaguely remember feeling torn between cookie dough chocolate cupcakes, (something rich and simply fudgy), or just a good old, soft and chewy peanut butter cookie…But realistically, I also knew that all I really wanted was just one extra large bowl of frosting. I kind of figured out that anything I did make would end up with frosting slathered all over it anyway…

Indecision can be so tough, but what an amazing blur Project Frosting turned out to be…

Cookie Monster Cookies - Half Peanut butter, Half Triple Chocolate Chip with Cookie Dough Frosting Filling

I mean, is it ever possible to go OTT on cookies?

The answer = apparently so No. Never. 

Although, the final product was supremely decadent to say the least…Surely this must be what the end of the world looks like; crumbling towers of monster cookies? Cuz I’m sooooooo up for that.

Cookie Monster Cookies - Half Peanut butter, Half Triple Chocolate Chip with Cookie Dough Frosting Filling

They came out huge (Looks like I still haven’t mastered the art of cookie scooping) – but nonetheless warm and soft and fudgy and generally fan-tabulous  ajdakfjdkfj.

Truthfully, I was actually pretty sad about having to actually bake these! – Particularly the chocolate half – the cocoa chip cookie dough was INSANE; we’re talking like, a-knee-deep-bowl-of-pure-chocolate- fudge here. It was ridiculously thick, chocolaty, incredibly rich and super buttery…the density of it was simply out of this world. I am still day dreaming about it. Frankly, it’s worth ‘making’ a batch of these cookies just so you can witness (and devour) the incredibleness of this chocolate cookie dough for yourself! They were the best soft + chewy triple chocolate chip cookies EVER! I can’t even begin to imagine how divine these would taste with a scoop or three of vanilla or cookie dough ice cream?! *Lovestruck* jsdsjfsjkef

…I truly am my own worst enemy.

The cookie dough filling was also one of the best ideas of this year so far. It was dreamily thick and perfectly whippy; a spreadable heaven.

Cookie Monster Cookies - Half Peanut butter, Half Triple Chocolate Chip with Cookie Dough Frosting Filling

Join the dark side and master the art of monster cookies!

Warning:  Cravings may persist.

Peanut butter cookie

  • ½ C softened salted butter
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C white sugar
  • ½ C flour
  • ¾ C peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Triple chocolate cocoa cookie

  • ½ C softened butter
  • ½ C white sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • 1 C flour
  • ½ C + tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 L egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 x C white chocolate chunks.
  • 1 x C dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp baking soda.
  1. The method is the same for the each of the cookies, start by creaming together the softened butter (+ peanut butter), sugar, and vanilla. Add the egg last.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together, before combining the wet with the dry, incorporating thoroughly. Add the milk. You should have 2 pretty thick cookie bowls of dough.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes before taking equal handfuls of each mix at a time, shaping into balls, and baking at 180*/350 * for 8-12 minutes.

Cookie dough frosting filler

  • ½ C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • ½ C icing sugar
  • 1 C flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 x tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ C heavy cream (more as needed).
  • 1 C chocolate chips.

Using a whisker/hand held stand mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar first, before adding the icing sugar gradually. Add the flour, vanilla + salt next; the dough will be very thick + heavy until you add the cream. You might want to chill the dough for a bit, but otherwise, spread the dough between the cookies and sandwich away!

Cookie Monster Cookies - Half Peanut butter, Half Triple Chocolate Chip with Cookie Dough Frosting Filling

It’s hard to believe that I actually made these monsters way back in September (muaha they’ve been hidden from you for that long, sorrrrry) …does anyone else have this ridiculously chaotic routine of making stuff/editing photos/putting it away to do *later* before darting to and from all of the responsibilities + items that have been lingering on the to-do list for way longer than they should have been? It would be nice to know that I’m not alone on this guilty little procrastination ritual; I can’t even remember the last time where I didn’t feel like I was constantly having to play catch up with everything that needs to get done round here…

The past week has been crazy – mentally draining as well as plain out tiring. I only wish I had more time to blog and bake! I totally under estimated how hard 2nd year of university would be. I am drowning in new responsibilities, books that need to be read and essays that haven’t been done…Don’t even go all dissertation and scary careers stuff on me. #sonotready.

The top quote is something I (ironically) read whilst scanning a library book for essay content ideas, but it seriously helped me to push myself and just get on with everything as best as possible when everything was beginning to pile up this week, considering that all I seem to want to do is just bake, photographs, edit, eat, and repeat.

If anything, it feels refreshingly weird being able to write freely on here. I keep driving myself crazy by checking the little word counter down on the bottom left, paranoid that some kind of cookie monster policeman will shout at me if I go over the maximum count. And then of course, I snap out of essay mode; landing softly back into the delightful world of chocolate chip, buttery goodness as I remember just how much I love writing about food and how cookie monsters will someday save the world…Hopefully I’ve cleared enough down this week to get back into the swing of sugar, spice and all things nice next week…The baking addiction has been tortured for long enough.

Have a fabulous weekend guys! Tash xo

 

  • http://www.inspirationkitchen.com Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    These ARE monster cookies! And, I love them! They look so crunchy and creamy all at the same time – it makes me want to take a bite!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes they are definitely a strange yet amazing mix between the two! You can have a whole bunch – What do you say we trade these for some of that apple bundt cake? 😉

  • http://www.imogenscribbles.co.uk Imogen

    I literally can’t put into words what I feel about this recipe and the look of these. It’s just perfection! We’ve literally just got an oven and the first thing I wanted to bake was cookies… so yeah, this is definitely happening!! Also I totally understand how you’re feeling about second year, when I went into my second year this time last year I found the workload very challenging because freshers was just so chilled out. You kind of just have to focus on working hard but also making time for seeing your friends and social activities that will keep you sane!

    Imogen x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Imogen! Its so nice to hear a little about your experience on the transition too. I really like what you’re saying, it’s all about balance and keeping yourself sane, right? Speaking of university, I am getting major travel envy from your France snaps! So glad to see how well you’ve settled in. It makes me want to go! <3

  • http://fit-radiance.com Louise@FitRadiance

    :O!! These look ridiculously good, haha. I have a huge sweet tooth, so these are right up my street. I’ll have recipe a try when I get the chance :) x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Louise 😀 Yes they are, dangerously addictive as they say though, haha! Let me know how they turn out for you :) Have a great weekend x

  • http://www.ciaochowbambina.com annie@ciaochowbambina

    Oh. My God. I don’t think I can wait the time it takes to bake these!! But I will try! These look amazing! Awesome recipe!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Annie! Ah I know the feeling of anticipation all too well, the wait can be so tiresome haha! I feel restless until whatever I’m baking comes out of the oven and I can basically just sit and smell it…Have a lovely Sunday!

  • http://cookinglsl.com Mira

    I’m glad you decided to go with these cookies Tash! They look beautiful, I love large cookies! I must try this cookie dough frosting filler on something! Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Mira, the frosting will taste superb on anything really, just see where it takes you! <3

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    These cookies look mouthwatering, Tash! Your indecision definitely served you well. I am absolutely loving all of that cookie dough sandwiched in these beauties. Incredible! And pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin Gayle! :) Indecision can be a funny thing haha. It looks a bit messy because I didn’t use a piping bag but they taste better than they look I promise! Have a fab weekend :)

  • http://hellohealthyeating.com Cailee

    WOW!! Seriously girl!! You are amazing! These look out-of-this-world delicious! Like I’m salivating over here in desperate need of one of these cookie monsters!! SO lovely! Great recipe and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha thanks Cailee! They really were :) I have a few healthy cookie recipes up my sleeve as well, I will let you know as soon as they’re up! <3

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.ca Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Wow, those look like rather dangerous cookies to have around! But quite possibly necessary when you’re in the throes of university – can’t say I miss those days! Have a great weekend!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Stacey, I love how you understand what I’m saying! You too :)

  • http://www.savorthebaking.blogspot.com Chineka @ Savor The Baking

    I love the name of these cookies and they look so good. I bet they taste great warmed and in a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It’s too dangerous to imagine! They would taste divine.

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Wow! Those do look incredible! Next time I get a chocolate craving, I’ll have to have a go trying to whip some up 😉 Good luck at uni – I remember the second year as being pretty tough, but don’t worry, it’s worth balancing everything!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hey Miranda, thank for your those kind words! Yes yes yes do! Then we can both gush about how helplessly addicted we have both become to huge chunky sandwich cookies :)

  • http://www.runfor-cupcakes.com Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    omg these look dangerously good!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Dangerous being the operative word, haha! Thanks Courtney :)

  • http://www.livewellbakeoften.com Danielle

    Now these are definitely my kind of cookies! The cookie dough filling looks to die for too. Pinning!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Danielle for the pin! So happy to have you on Twitter now too!

  • http://skinnedcartree.com Corinne

    Ahhh! I actually can’t cope. These look beyond stunning!

    Corinne x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha thanks Corinne! Loving your blog by the way! Thanks for finding me :)

  • http://simplysouthernstacie.org Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I’m pretty sure I went up 2 dress sizes just looking at these pictures. I don’t even mind though because these look like the best dessert ever!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha thanks Stacie! I guarantee they are worth it! Everything in moderation though, right? Everything – but especially moderation 😉

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    Omg dying over these!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hehe I did too Allie!

  • http://www.butterandbrioche.com Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Oh god these cookie dough sandwich cookies look delicious, you have got me so hungry with those images! Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin Thalia! <3

  • http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com Nicole – Seeking Victory

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I know this is kinda weird but I think I am in love!
    Honestly, you had me at the tagline and then i saw these cookies. Wonderful, wonderful stuff :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha! You are the cutest Nicole! Thanks so much for stopping by, I can’t wait to keep up with you either! I really shouldn’t be promoting these decadent cookies, but they are just that good…<3

  • http://aisybee.com Aisling

    Hnnngh, those look AMAZING! I know all too well about making massive cookies… I remember going through a stuffed cookie phase where I basically ONLY made stuffed cookies, but I would use the regular amount of cookie dough on either side of the stuffing, resulting in frankly ridiculously large cookies. But still delicious!

    Your photos are stunning!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      That sounds like a phase I would totally welcome! Sometimes you just can’t explain these craving obsessions! I love the sound of it haha! Thank you so much Aisling, that’s so sweet! x

  • http://www.pendeltonplace.com Hailey Elysse

    Holy. Moly. I’m getting drool all over my laptop. These look AMAZING! Can’t wait to make them!

    Thanks for the awesome recipe share!

    xx- Hailey
    http://www.pendeltonplace.com

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Aaaah heading over to yours right now! Thanks Hailey for the lovely comment! They are totally worth the laptop drool haha!

  • http://bakebellissima.com Lisa@bakebellissima

    A huge yes to these cookies! I will have to try this recipe!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Awesome, thanks Lisa!! :)

  • http://www.hungryhealthyhappy.com Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Epic! That is the best way to describe these. Next time I make something sweet, it is going to be these.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope to see you back there soon :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha Dannii you’re the best! Of course I will be back very soon :)

  • http://www.theperfectionist.co.uk Natasha

    Whoa, these look amazing! x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Tehe thanks Tash! x

  • http://justaboutbaked.com Mir

    You can never go too far, Tash! I love this. So amazing. Sometimes the best desserts happen when we’re not sure where we’re headed with a recipe!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Mir. I agree! I had the biggest disaster today haha but I managed to make the most of out it…More to come…;)

  • http://www.tworaspberries.com Michele @ Two Raspberries

    This looks incredible! You create some of the most gorgeous desserts! They are so irresistible ! These are like heave!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You are so kind Michele! I could totally say the same back!

  • http://www.cearaskitchen.com Ceara @ Ceara’s Kitchen

    Oh my goshhhhhhhh!! That cookie dough stack looks amazing! These look so devilishly good!! I can only imagine how delicious that double chocolate cookie dough tasted!! Pinned 😀

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin lovely! Ahh you have to bake it to believe it 😉 <3

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    Wow!!! These look beyond incredible, Tash! Love that you decided to make cookies because I am totally in love with everything about them – you can never go over the top – they’re gorgeous!

  • http://www.maebells.com Annie @Maebells

    Wow! Now this is a dessert! Love the combination of flavors!

  • http://flavorthemoments.com/ marcie

    Tash, these cookies are beyond amazing! And you can never go overboard on cookies. I love that cookie dough filler. :)

  • http://www.vanillaandbean.com Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    I am amazed, with your busy life, that you even have time to serve up this deliciousness! I will say no more about these cookies.. besides O.M.G.!!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha Traci!! You are so sweet! Procrasti-baking keeps me sane. <3

  • http://aducksoven.com Chelsea @ A Duck’s Oven

    Holy cookies!!! These look seriously incredible. My fiance would fall in love with me all over again if I baked these for him. Pinning!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin Chelsea!! Haha you have nothing to lose then! 😀

  • http://www.bakingbeauty.net Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Now this is my kind of cookie! Yum! Would love to have one right now as a late night snack with a big glass of milk.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ah that sounds like a good idea! I wish I had some left too :'( Thanks for stopping by! <3