Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade Oreos

Giving these cookies the name of "oreo" seemed a bit of a stretch. Don't get me wrong, these were very good, just not quite oreo. They were the same in the chocolatey, creamy, deliciousness factor. They were different in that the cream filling tasted different to me and the chocolate cookie was much softer (which could probably be remedied by baking them longer).
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

1 egg

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.

4 comments:

  1. um...ok, YUM!!!! And I LOVE your photos! They make your cookies look like I just want to eat them off my computer screen! :)

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  2. Janelle- Thanks!! I was really excited with how the pictures turned out, so its nice to get confirmation from someone who knows what they are talking about! :) Too bad I wasnt consistant! And yeah, they were pretty yum!!

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