If you are a die hard oreo fan, you may not like these because they may not stack up. But if you are looking for a cookie similar to an oreo and aren't too particular, these were very tasty, fun to make and look great. I would recommend making them, just don't judge them too harshly against the real deal!
Homemade Oreos (from www.smittenkitchen.com)
For the cookie:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 T. softened butter
For the filling:
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
*In a mixer thouroughly combine all the dry ingredients for the cookie.
*With the mixer running on low add the butter then the egg and mix until it comes together in a lump.
*Take small pieces of the dough form a rough teaspoon sized ball of dough and flatten slightly.
*Bake at 375 degrees for about 9 min. Allow to cool before filling.
To make the cream filling:
*Place the butter and shortening in a mixer bowl and combine.
*On low speed gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2-3 min until light and fluffy.
*Spoon or pipe about a teaspoon size of cream on one cookie and top with another, smooshing the cream evenly to the edges.