Neapolitan Cookies

I have it on good authority (my nanny) that as a child, my favourite after daycare treat was a scoop of Neapolitan ice cream.  I can definitely believe that, as I am still an ice cream addict.  But over the past 20 (well, slightly more than 20), I have become far less of a supporter of strawberry ice cream.  I love strawberries, but I’m a bit skeptical of strawberry flavouring.  I rarely eat strawberry ice cream and won’t go near strawberry jam or strawberry-related desserts.  Of course, on the contrary, Beardy Husband *love* strawberry flavouring – it’s the only type of ice cream he’ll eat without a protest.

So when I saw the Chocolate Strawberry Oreos in my local Target, I knew it had to be a dessert for Beardy Husband.  The cookies combined the tastes of strawberry and chocolate, and are perfect for the kind of man who will only order strawberry ice cream.

Since the flavours were easy to set, the cookie almost seemed to create itself.  Thanks to the recent popularity of the movie Trolls, I kept seeing a bright pink strawberry cupcake pudding mix in shops.  Once I found that, the cookie was obvious.  Beardy Husband really enjoyed it – I definitely think it’s a flavour combination that I’ll come back to.

Neapolitan Cookies (adapted from Tollhouse)

Ingredients:

300g granulated sugar

220g softened butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons strawberry cupcake pudding

2 large eggs

300g plain flour

15g cocoa powder

A package of Chocolate Strawberry Oreos

Cream together sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs.

Sift in dry ingredients.

Cover the Oreos with a layer of dough and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for about ten minutes at 190C and allow cookie to cool.

These are a great snack after lunch or with your afternoon cup of tea.  I’ll definitely be making them again if the cookies come back!

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