You know those super cute Oreo commercials where the kid and their mom or dad are sitting at the kitchen table, and the kid says some adorable joke about an Oreo and then the two laugh and take a bite of their cookies?
Or, better yet, dunk their cookies in a huge glass of milk then take a bite of them? (As all Oreos deserve to be enjoyed?!)
In my opinion, the joy in the actors’ faces has to be 100% accurate. Because there’s no way you can eat an Oreo and not break into a giant smile. They’re just the world’s most perfect cookie.
Well… second most perfect. Because the one cookie more delicious than an Oreo is a chocolate chip cookie– with Oreo chunks instead of chocolate chips!
If you ever visit DC, I strongly suggest visiting the Georgetown neighborhood. Not only is it beautiful, as well as home to various political figures, but it contains a little, nondescript convenience shop named Wisemiller’s (or Wisey’s, as Georgetown students lovingly refer to it). While unremarkable at face value, Wisey’s actually sells – hands down – the best Oreo cookies I’ve ever eaten. Oreo cookies meaning the chocolate chip cookies with Oreos instead of chocolate chips that I previously described.
These cookies are unbelievably soft and contain the perfect mixture of Oreo pieces, Oreo cookie dust, and even pockets of Oreo frosting. They’ll basically ruin you for any other plain Oreo or even chocolate chip cookie for the rest of your life.
But boy will it be worth it!
Real life photo of me eating a Wisey’s Oreo cookie:
Of course, since I’ve gotten back home for the Holiday’s, I’ve spent most of my time making healthy versions of the super unhealthy desserts I’ve been eating in college. So, naturally I had to make a Vegan Oreo Cookie recipe, to mimic my favorite Wisey’s cookie! Plus, since my sister is vegan, now she too can experience the wonder that is a Oreo cookie.
These cookies are every bit as soft and sweet as a Wisey’s cookie, because they’re made with a mixture of both baking powder and baking soda. Additionally, the applesauce and vegan butter used gives them an amazing moist texture that will leave your mouth watering. And the bit of sea salt added steps this recipe up a notch – balancing the sweetness of the Oreos with a nice salty kick.
And for an even more decadent (and festive!) treat, try making these using peppermint Oreos, Golden Oreos, or even Birthday Cake Oreos!
I’ve enjoyed Winter Break, but I honestly can’t wait to get back to Georgetown. Sure, to see my best friends. But mainly for the cookies. 😉
Soft Oreo Cookies (Vegan!)
- 1 c flour of choice (gluten free, whole wheat, etc.)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 c stevia/sugar blend (or coconut sugar, brown sugar)
- 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbs vegan butter (such as Earth balance) or coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 oreos
Preheat oven to 375°F. Add applesauce, sugar, vegan butter, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix together until smooth. Chop Oreos up then fold into batter. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and scoop 2 tbs spoonfuls of the batter, placing them two inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 12 cookies)