Yesterday was Boyfriend's birthday; hence, there was no post. And there was no baking. Instead there was an Oreo Blizzard Cake from Dairy Queen.
You see...whereas my passion is baking & breakfast, Boyfriend's is Oreos & ice cream.
A conversation that stands out in my mind from our first year of dating is one of me joking with him about how he needs to find and marry the Dairy Queen heiress. I cannot tell you how much money this boy has probably spent on Oreo Blizzards from Dairy Queen. But it's not just that, its any kind of Oreo or Oreo / ice cream combination. This spring we stumbled upon Blizzard Oreos at Target. No words were spoken, they were simply grabbed and bought.
Over these last--quick math--2 years 1 month 2 weeks of "official" dating, I couldn't help but have fallen into the Oreo trap. I've allowed myself to be inspired by this sandwich cookie once or twice: chocolate chip Oreo cookies (which need to be recreate, seeing as they ended up with burnt bottoms last time), Oreo brownies, chocolate cake with layers of whipped Oreo chocolate pudding...I have even attempted to make HOMEMADE OREOS.
So while there was no activity in the kitchen this week, I thought it necessary to reach into these Oreo-inspired archives and give you something to yummy to ponder. I found the recipe on the very first food blog I ever stumbled upon, MyBakingAddiction.
While these little babes lacked the famous Oreo print and weren't quite as pretty, they were actually rather reminiscent of the real deal. The cookies weren't as crunchy, which I appreciated--they were delicious on their own. The filling was REALLY hard to squeeze out (thank you, shortening), but was definitely to right consistency and taste! I'd recommend them to anyone who has the time, curiosity, and a man partake in the eating.
As for the Blizzard cake, it was pretty darn tasty. Four thumbs waaaaaaay up!
Happy birthday, Love.
Birthdays are sweet.
Found recipe here: MyBakingAddiction