You know those commercials with two people sitting around a table, racing to see which one eats the Oreo filling the fastest? That was me. And I was racing against myself. To eat all of the Oreo filling I could in one sitting. It was sad.
Once, when I was studying abroad in London, I ate a whole sleeve of Oreos one night. Needless to say, I was very sick after that.
Oddly enough, I never liked Double Stuffed Oreos. There was just too much filling-to-cookie ratio. Nabisco let me down on that one, but, I am sure, made other filling-lovers very happy.
Alas, my Oreo eating days are gone and have been replaced by raspberries, blueberries, and grapes. And I even feel bad about eating grapes because I know they are high in sugar. And the only races I run now are again, against myself... but this time to beat my time per mile when I am running.
I hate being healthy.
But these cookies brought me back to my youth a little bit. Pamela of Cookies with Boys chose these Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies and I immediately thought back to my sandwich cookie days. I made a cream filling and added cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon for a little cookie magic. I wanted to add orange zest, but I didn't have any on hand, and I was too lazy to walk out of my door and one block down to the supermarket.
Hey, I'm tired. I just moved.
Even without the orange, this filling is delicious and fits oh-so-well with the delicious, chewy, molasses spiced cookies. The range of textures is outstanding: the crunch of the sugar, the crisp edges of the cookies, the soft-pillowy feeling of the interior of the cookies, and the creamy filling make one dynamic cookie.
I think Nabisco has some competition.
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