Homemade Oreos

Hi!

 

Oreos can be tricky. I find that they are never filling, thus I eat more than I should. Not to mention how bad that frosting is for you. Who knows what’s in there? So when I heard that Smitten Kitchen had a recipe for Homemade Oreos, I was all for it. The slightly sweet cookie complements the thick, gooey filling, leaving you with the best dessert to dunk in milk :) And, although they look {and sound} like Whoopie Pies, don’t be fooled. All it consists of is two chocolate cookies sandwiched together with homemade filling. What could be better? I’m thinking that these will be perfect for Halloween if I use some food coloring to make the filling orange. Or, you could experiment, and come up with a tasty creation for Valentine’s Day or Christmas. Finally, I have one last piece of advice for you. Eat yours before they are all gone :) {about half of my cookies were eaten in the first hour by my sister, brother and friends!}

 

Homemade Oreos Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

ingredients

for the cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg

for the filling

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar

to make

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. While it is mixing on low speed, add the butter and egg. Continue to mix until it is one large piece.
  3. Grease two baking sheets.
  4. Place teaspoonfuls of dough in four rows of four. Continue this step until you have used up all the dough or there is no more room on the baking sheets.
  5. With a moistened hand, flatten the cookies lightly.
  6. Bake for nine minutes, rotating halfway through.
  7. Let cool on a wire rack once done.
  8. Meanwhile, to make the cream, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer.
  9. Add in sugar.
  10. Turn the mixer on high, and beat for 2 minutes, or until the filling is light and fluffy.
  11. To assemble the Oreos, take two equal size cookies, and place a dollop of filling on one. Sandwich the other cookie on top, to make the filling spread.
  12. Have one with a big glass of milk! :)

Have a nice Saturday, friends!
Bella :)

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