Homemade Oreo Cookies...

In all honesty, oreo cookies just don't do it for me. There really aren't any store bought cookies out there that tickle my fancy because they're all so dry and... standard. But the thought of taking a classic recipe and making a homemade version with simple twists here and there is absolutely right up my alley!

Side note: do you ever use a common phrase such as 'tickle my fancy' and then over-think to yourself that you might be using it incorrectly? Or that you might just be making the whole phrase up all together? I just recently found out that I was using the wrong 'bear' in the phrase 'bear with me'... and 'I could care less' actually makes no sense... the true phrase is 'I couldn't care less'. This article helped ease my paranoia a bit...

Anyways... homemade oreo cookies!

Homemade Oreo Cookies
Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies

For the chocolate wafers

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar [see recipe note]
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg

For the filling

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
  • In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
  • Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately two inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
  • To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
  • To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.
{recipe via smitten kitchen}



Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this looks absolutely amazing girl! i want to make these IMMEDIATELY!!
xo TJ

Anonymous said...

I tested out the oreo recipe tonight and loved it! The cookies turned out fantastic and I am already planning on making them for my dinner party :D Thanks so much for sharing!

meesch said...

I'm so glad to hear you loved it!

betty said...

I'm excited to make them! I put them on top of my list, I really need to try them


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