I woke up on February 3, 2014 with one intention: to try the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreo.
My journey began early in the day, as I ventured into the Boston snowstorm in search of the new flavor. I took the T, Boston’s premiere (read: only) form of public transportation, to my local Shaws grocery store. I walked into the grocery store confident in my quest. However, as I perused the cookie aisle, I was greatly saddened to witness the absence of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor.
Unfortunately, I had to go to school, so my search for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreo was put on pause. Later in the day, I asked a friend who was at her local Stop N’ Shop to see if there were any Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos there. Again, no dice.
Now, I don’t want to tell the Oreo company how to do their job, but when you say you’re having a national distribution, YOU SHOULD HAVE A NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION.
Most people wouldn’t be so upset about not getting to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos, but I consider myself a cookie dough connoisseur. Before I was vegan, I ate cookie dough ice cream, cookie dough Poptarts, and even a cookie dough flavored cappuccino. Now that I’m vegan, I’ve learned how to make chickpea cookie dough and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake.
I think it’s safe to say I know my way around a bowl of batter. Thus, when I couldn’t find the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos, I was confident in my ability to make my own.
Depending on your health preferences, you can make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos as healthy or indulgent as you want. To make them uber healthy, start with my post-workout Oreo recipe. Then, you can fill them with Chocolate Covered Katie’s chickpea cookie dough recipe or this nut-free recipe from Fork and Beans, and bask in the healthy fats and protein.
If you don’t feel like making Oreos from scratch (I didn’t), but still want a healthier option, you can get Newman-O’s or another Oreo alternative to use as your base. Then, you can still use the chickpea cookie dough or this drool-worthy cookie dough recipe from Vegan Housewives.
If you want a super indulgent option, get regular Oreos. If you’re of the “Go Big or Go Home” mentality, you need to get Double Stuffed or another fun flavor, such as Birthday Cake, Chocolate, or Peanut Butter.
Once you make your cookie dough, open an Oreo, and spread the cookie dough on the side that doesn’t have the cream.
Then, put the two sides back together and let the magic happen.
I haven’t given up on my search for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos. Mark my words: I will taste them. And when I do, you’ll all be the first to know.