Remember my Chipotle BLT Sweet Potato skins? They’re entered in the Saucy Mama “Skinny Mama” Contest, which you can vote for on Facebook! Voting is allowed once per day now through March 7th. Vote early and vote often. 😉
Woohoo, it’s March! Do you know what that means? It means March Madness is upon us!
I sure do love Christmas, but sometimes I think the craziness of college basketball in March is really the most wonderful time of the year. Passionate fans (myself included), cindarella teams, one shining moment… there’s just nothing like it!
I’ve gone cookie crazy here before, and it’s time to do it again! All month long, I’m going to be sharing cookie recipes to celebrate the spirit of March Madness. There”ll be fun themed cookies, local favorites, and well, whatever else I think of along the way. I (oh-so-creatively) call it Cookie March Madness!
Now, the NCAA basketball tournament doesn’t actually begin for another two weeks, but I couldn’t wait to get started with the madness. This first cookie represents all that’s great about March Madness — it’s fun, sweet (16?), and even has a little bit of history. It’s a birthday cake oreo cookie!
Did you guys know the Oreo cookie is turning 100 years old this year? I just think that’s crazy to think about — I mean, someone might have eaten an Oreo on the Titanic! Although back then it was called an Oreo biscuit. Weird!
Anyway, the Oreo will turn 100 on March 6th, and to celebrate, Nabisco created a limited edition Birthday Cake Oreo! As soon as you open a bag of Birthday Cake Oreo’s, an intense sugary-birthday cake aroma will basically take over the room you’re in — it’s a great thing. It doesn’t stop there — the taste is spot on, with the creme filling tasting very similar to birthday cake. Well done, Nabisco, well done.
I’m not sure if it was the crumbled cake-flavored Oreo’s or the rainbow sprinkles, but these cookies are seriously one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. And you know I’ve eaten a cookie or two in my lifetime. 🙂 They’re soft, chewy, and super sweet.
[print_this]Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies
Cookies to celebrate the Oreo cookie’s 100th birthday — soft, chewy cookies with crumbled Birthday Cake Oreos and rainbow nonpareils. If you can’t find the limited edition Oreo cookies, substitute double-stuffed Oreos.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes (per cookie sheet)
Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles (I used nonpareils)
- 15 Birthday Cake Oreo cookies, crumbled
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, Greek yogurt, and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Mix in the baking soda and sea salt until blended, then gradually add the flour (half cup at a time) until mixed. Stir in the rainbow sprinkles and Oreo cookie crumbs.
Drop the cookie dough by tablespoonful onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on the parchment paper 5 minutes before removing to cool completely.
Nutrition Information (per cookie): 130 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated, 0g trans), 130mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (<1g fiber, 13g sugar), 2g protein[/print_this]