Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

In honor of the fact that, at this moment, we are not on our way to San Diego, as planned, and that we are indeed snowed in at the Huntsville airport in Alabama, and that tonight, during the BCS National Championship game, where the team from my hometown, where I lived and grew up for 20 years, will be playing in their first national championship game of my lifetime, I will not be watching from our hotel room, but I will in fact be 30,000 feet above California, somewhere between LA and San Diego, after my 4th plane change of the day, where I will not have access to a television or radio…

And in honor of the fact that I’ve taken 3 showers in the past 24 hours…

I’m going to eat cookies.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

These cookies were inspired by a recent visit to one of my favorite gelaterias, Scoops in LA. Since, cruelly, I’ll only be at LAX for a quick layover, and unable to indulge at some of my favorite places like The Griddle Cafe, Joan’s on Third, and Scoops, I’ll have to settle for these cookies. These decadently delicious, knock-your-socks off cookies.

At Scoops they combine the craziest, wackiest flavors into easily the most outstanding gelato I’ve ever had. The last time I was there I had the Mascarpone Brownie gelato and it was some of the creamiest, richest, most decadent ice cream I’d ever tasted! I would’ve never thought mascarpone would work so well in dessert form, but one bite of this gelato and I was sold. I knew I had to try it in these cookies.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Just a few simple ingredients here. Sugar, flour, butter, mascarpone cheese, vanilla, and an egg yolk. And if you’re wondering what to do with that leftover egg white, do try these candied pecans. (Which would also work excellently in these cookies if you’re into that sort of thing.)

I didn’t have any brownies lying around, but I did have an abundance of Oreo cookies, so in honor of the Ricotta Marsala Oreo flavor at Scoops, I decided to use them!

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Oh, Mascarpone. So enchantingly smooth and creamy.

Here’s another one I’ve been mispronouncing, along with quinoa and rugelach.

I’ve been saying MAR-ska-pone.

It’s actually mas-car-poh-nay.

Yes, with a nay on the end.

Think the Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s at a dinner party and he says he hates anyone that ever had a pony when they were growing up. And the guest of honor indignantly replies “I had a pony. When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies! My sister had pony. My cousin had pony. He was a beautiful pony! And I loved him. ”

Like that.

And a MAS-car at the beginning.

Like Nascar.

You’d think I wouldn’t have a problem with this pronunciation, being from Alabama.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Anyway! You’re going to cream the butter and the mas-car-poh-nay cheese together.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Then slowly add in the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla, then add the flour and mix until combined,

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Now we’re just going to lightly crush the Oreos here…

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

And gently stir them into the batter.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Time to scoop! Bake these at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

The addition of mas-car-poh-nay cheese makes these cookies incredibly rich, dense, and chewy. I cannot say enough good things about these cookies!

And they keep fresh for a long time.

Probably as long as it’s going to take me to get used to saying mas-car-poh-nay.

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies

Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5-7 crushed Oreo cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat the butter and mascarpone cheese for about 3 minutes. Slowly beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla, then on low speed slowly beat in the flour until just combined. Stir in crushed Oreo cookies.
  3. Scoop or spoon cookie dough on to a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
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114 Comments

Those DO look delicious. So sorry you’re snowed in, and all the best in your travel tomorrow. Is there any way to get wifi on the plane?

Isn’t it crazy to be snowed in here in Huntsville?!?!?! CRAZY!!!! Your recipe looks FABULOUS, and I’ll be trying it soon. And thanks for clarifying the pronounciation of mas-car-poh-nay. I learn something new every day!!

Lori

I have a question about these cookies. I was wondering if I could use shortening instead of butter in them. I know the taste will be different but the less milk products the better…being allergic to milk! What do you think?
Sorry you didn’t get to see your game. I was doing wedding stuff all weekend…that’s worse in my book!;)

Sara,
I haven’t tried it in these cookies, but I have used butter-flavored shortening in several of my recipes and it gets the taste pretty close.

The cookies look delicious! I’m gonna try some. As for the snow, I really feel for you… I’m in Canada and we too have had a ton of snow. Like over a foot or something. Thankfully we have a bobcat to clear our acreage driveway!! Good luck with your trip. Thanks for the recipe (reh-si-peeee). :)

Sorry you are not in San Diego! Bummer! I am glad you are indulging in cookies-you deserve a treat! LOVE this recipe and I love Scoops too! Thanks for introducing me to it! Miss you!

Ha! I, too, had been saying MARscapone. I was looking it up in the index of Joy of Cooking and couldn’t believe they didn’t have an entry on MARscapone. Then I googled it. “Did you mean MAScarpone?” Heh, yep.

Omigosh these look DIVINE – I think my husband would just miss any trip today rather than watch AU beat up on the Ducks! He was worried we would get so much ice/snow we wouldn’t have TV today and instead was going to just pack us up an drive somewhere to see them play – LOL

Thanks for asking – I was just wondering what might be a good substitution (I have cream cheese on hand & I want these Now!)

These look amazing Amanda!
Sweet Girl…I think you just need to MOVE to CALIFORNIA! ;o)
Miley and Howie could be in the MOVIES!
Or…have their own t.v. show!
And you and Jenny could eat cupcakes together at least once a week! ;o)
I love it that you re~create all the sweet treats you EXPERIENCE and ENJOY on your travels!
Sad that your flights are delayed.
Not a good time for that much SNOW!
xo
Enjoy your trip to CA!
When are you and Kevin coming to Seattle? ;o)

Those cookies look too good not to try! My mouth is watering. Unfortunately, I also am snowed in today so I’ll have to wait til next weekend to give them a try.

I’m SOOOO sorry you won’t be able to watch the game live tonight. I’m so excited (and nervous!) that I can barely think! WAR EAGLE!!

Question for you – Is that a regular cookie sheet you are using in your picture? It looks different. Was wondering if it was special!

These look and sound delish. I’m having a scrap party at my house later this month, and dinner will feature Italian food, so I’ll make these to share. Thanks!

Amanda,

You can bet that I will be cheering our Auburn Tigers all the way to victory. WAR DAMN EAGLE! Just started a diet and this post is painful.

Chere

Your pronunciation of mascarpone made me giggle! We were trying to find the correct pronunciation of this when the family was together over Christmas. We decided it was correct to say” ma cah PONY” with an Italian mobster accent or “Nascar pony” with a Kentucky accent.

I’m going to have to try this recipe out!
P.S. Often, flights offer wifi. You could bring your computer and watch the game on flight if your plane has it. :)

Ahhhhhh…Is that a Pampered Chef scoop AND a Pampered Chef rectangle baking stone I see??? Don’t you just LOVE the way all of your baked goodies come out?? I’ve been a Pampered Chef junkie/consultant for 6yrs now and I don’t have anything else but my PChef!! I’ll have to try this recipe cause I just LOVE OREO’s…Thanks for the sweet recipe..and SORRY about your “DELAY”…I know just how frustrating getting STUCK in an airport can be…HANG in there….

I absolutely thought it was pronounced mars-ca-pone, too! I’m going to have trouble calling it anything else… but I could contemplate that while scarfing down those yummy cookies. Maybe that would help me get over the weird pronunciation.

These look fantastic. I’m sorry about the weather and the game. I’ll have to watch for you. Exciting that you are coming to SD. Let me tell you the weather is perfect today. Bright, sunny, cold, (well like 65), and crisp. Just gorgeous! Please let me know if you have any questions during your stay. I’m a native, and I know all the best restaurants and fun places. Have a safe flight!`Lil

Oh wow. I am so going to make these. ASAP! I love mascarpone for desserts… We make filling for cakes using mascarpone cream base.

It took us a while to get the right pronunciation down too… (I used the Nascar association to help remember it too! haha) The only part I still have a tendency to leave off is the “nay” at the end…

You’re the baking queen!!! I’ve never used mascarpone….what a great excuse to now!! Question. What are you baking your cookies on?
Hope you made all your connections…and had an easy travel day despite the lovely snow.

Love mascarpone – it’s crucial to my all time favorite dessert, Tiramisu! But turns out I too has been saying it wrong all these years… thank you for setting me straight! Also, new to your blog & I just love it! Thanks for sharing so much fun stuff!

So sorry to hear about your travel troubles! Those cookies look scrumptious…. and do not worry, I’ve been mispronouncing mascarpone incorrectly also, lol! Oh well I guess!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!

~Ola
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Thanks for sharing the reicipee Amanda! I’ll try your biscuits. :)
I’m italian, so no problems with the pronunciation of Mascarpone (huge problems with English, as you see…). We have a very good dessert with mascarpone, have you ever heard about Tiramisù?
Almost illegal mascarpone+nutella cream, believe me, you have to try.
Mas-car-po-ney rocks!
:)
Valeria

My daughter and I just made them today, and oooh boy are they yummy! Dare I say I *almost* like the dough better than the cookie?! I appreciate that this recipe makes only about 2 doz cookies…what with new years resolutions and all. Thanks so much!

Amanda,
Do you know how long you can store Egg Yolks or Egg Whites?
Also, I love how seasoned your stone is! I am still trying to get mine that dark! You cook a lot more than I do..but with your help that is going to change!

YUMMMM I made these last night and they are SO GOOD. I blogged about them today (linked to your blog for the recipe, I hope that’s okay! i’m a n00b in the blogosphere!) I’m thinking I’ll try them with crushed up thin mints/grasshoppers instead of the oreos next time – think that’ll be good?

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical of a cookie recipe that had cookies as one of the ingredients, but these were really good. My husband said they were just like cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream without the brain freeze. Thanks for the recipe!

How do you stay so thin? Wow.

I’ve said it wrong my whole life, too. Maybe it’s southern pronunciation?

My Pampered Chef baking stone broke before Christmas and I didn’t get another before all my cookie baking. I nearly burned all my cookies! I didn’t realize what a difference a stone made. I am definitely getting another soon. It’s hard to find a Pampered Chef dealer around these parts anymore. Is it that way in Alabama?

Oh my goodness I can not wait to try these cookies.. though I think my hubby is going to hate me for them. I just wont tell him where I got them from so he wont hate you too :)

Thank you!!!

Sorry you got snowed in! I can’t believe how much snow we got! We received 10 inches here in NW AL. Thanks for all these yummy recipes. I’m really curious how you stay so thin too!! LOL BTW…2 National Championships in a row!! Roll Tide!

Those cookies look very yummy!! Now if only the Ducks had won!! ;) Sorry you didn’t get to watch….hope you caught it on video later? Cheers from Eugene!

I made these cookies last night!! They are DIVINE!! I am going to post onto my blog and link back to ya! My kids can’t stay out of them!! My daughter was gone to her basketball game last night and when I picked her up she asked me what kind of cookies I made her. I could only say “oreo cookies” because if I mentioned the “M” word (mascarpone) she would have refused to try them!! hahaha KIDS! Anyway, thanks a million for sharing!

Thanks for the new recipe :-) I made them last night and brought them into work today. They remind me of cookies and cream ice cream (my favorite!)

I am in love with your website- I was looking for a recipe to use up the rest of my marscapone, and came across your site- not only were the cookies delicious, the rest of your site is amazing- your photography is beautiful, your recipes all look yummy and I’d move into your scrapbook room in a heartbeat! Keep up the great work!

Hi Amanda,
Thanks for the recipe! I’ve made it twice now and its yummy! I have written it down for my collection and even tried it with chocolate oreos, mmm!

Oh my goodness – these are so good! I’ve made them a couple times now and they are wonderful – thanks for sharing the recipe!

I would really like to this cookies to my grandfather, the thing is that I live at Mexico City and I can’t find the so called mascarpone cheese,could I replace this ingredient for what we call in here cream cheese? Or,could I make this cookies without the mascarpone cheese? By the way, I love all your recipees!

these were a huge hit in my office!! awesome recipe, a very unsual but delicious mix. Thanks from Venezuela!!!!!

I just happened to stumble across this website looking for a chocolate cake recipe and I found it! the best cake in my life! and I am having such a wonderful time looking at everything on this website, it is so cute and so creative! I will be making many more of these recipes! thankyou :)

holyguacamoleayecarumba!!!

A) I’ve never been able to pronounce it correctly and now I’m just going to call it NascarPony
B) I don’t have Oreos, but I DO have chocolate wafer cookies and mini chocolate chips. I’ll make due
C) I sell Pampered Chef and have never seen such a beautifully used stone as yours. *swoon* If you don’t have a consultant, I’d love to be your best friend :)

I just made this recipe and don’t know what went wrong. I didn’t deviate at all but my dough was very dry and crumbly and the cookies taste doughy. I baked for the full 15 minutes and I’m thinking they could’ve gone longer. Any ideas what could have gone wrong?

I just made these – they are awesome! :)

Literally ‘melt in your mouth’.

I made a much smaller batch (and changed the ratio slightly as it was easier to scoop the mascarpone that way…), because I was lazy, but it worked out wonderfully! :) Will definitely make again.

I used:
250g cake flour
100g salted butter (room temp)
100g caster sugar
60g mascarpone
1 egg (whole… too lazy to separate the yolk lol)
1/2 pack of crushed oreos

Thanks for a great recipe! :)