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Cookies and Crème Brûlée

by Alix Traeger


for 8 servings

  • 4 cups (945 mL) heavy cream
  • 16 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Separate sandwich cookies by gently twisting them apart. Put the cookies in one bowl and the filling in another.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat heavy cream and cream filling, whisking until the filling has melted but stopping just before boil.
  4. Add vanilla and remove from heat. Cover and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and half of the sugar. Add the cream mixture a little at a time, tempering the egg yolks until all incorporated.
  6. Place ramekins on a baking pan and fill to the top with cream mixture.
  7. In a ziplock bag, crush the cookies until fine.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cookie crumbs over each ramekin.
  9. Fill the pan with boiling water.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes.
  11. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  12. When set, add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the tops of the ramekins. Shake to make even, and broil or torch until the sugar is caramelized.
  13. Enjoy!
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