Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Roughly chop Oreo cookies.
In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
Fold in oreo cookie pieces.
Use a large cookie scoop, to place cookie dough onto prepared pan. Use a greased hand to gently press down on each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown.
Cool on pan for 5-7 minutes. Remove to a wire wrack to cool completely.
Oreos:I used the Oreo Double Stuff variety because they're my favorite to snack on. However, feel free to use your favorite. Mint or birthday cake would also be awesome here.
Butter: Used softened not melted butter for a chewier cookie that won't spread. Soften butter by leaving it on the counter or microwaving for 10-20 seconds.
Cream Cheese: Use full fat cream cheese for the best results. To quickly soften put the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it with a paper towel. Microwave for about 30 seconds on high. Stir, then check again - if not soft enough, continue to microwave until desired consistency is reached.
Flour: Measure your flour by spooning it into your measuring cup. Do not dip your cup into the flour or you will overmeasure.
Use a ¼ inch cookie scoop to ensure that the cookies are all the same size.
Do not over mix: Mix until the flour is just combined. Overmixing will lead to a tough dense cookie.
Do not over bake:Bake until the edges just start to turn golden brown. The middle may still look a little wet. That is okay they will continue to bake as they cool on the pan.
Mix Ins: Feel free to add additional mix ins. Chocolate chips, candy, or even rice krispie cereal would be a yummy twist.