Friday, April 24, 2009

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Oreo Cuteness

{For an updated post, please check here. Also, please excuse my broken brain.}

I had seen this recipe for Oreos a couple of months back and I knew I had to make them. I love Oreo cookies and they round up my top three favorite cookies of all time.

Oreo Cookies
Source: The Cupcake Project
Makes about 40 Oreo average sized Oreo cookies

The Chocolate Wafers

1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 C sugar
1/2 C plus 2 T butter, room temperature
1 large egg

1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar.

2. Beat in the butter and the egg. Continue mixing until dough comes together in a mass.

3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. (I totally didn't read this flatten dough part...oops!)

4. Bake for 9 minutes at 375 F. Set on a rack to cool.

The Filling
1/4 cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla.

2. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.

3. To make a cookie, pipe teaspoon-sized blobs of cream into the center of a cookie using a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch round tip.

4. 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.



Elyse said...

Mmm, I've never made homemade Oreos before. Now I just might have to!

Eliana said...

Homemade oreos are so DELISH!!!

pinkstripes said...

This is a recipe I've been meaning to try.

Barmaid said...

Thanks for the recipe - Ever since a trip to visit friends in Boston that included a stop at Flours Bakery for their homemade Oreos, I've been meaning to try this! I made them yesterday and they're awesome!