Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 mins
Homemade Oreos! Courtesy of my friend Sam on LiveJournal (http://copperbadge.livejournal.com).
- 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 -1 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 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 degrees.
- In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix all dry ingredients for the cookies. On low speed, or while pulsing the processor, add the butter, and then the egg.
- Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass. It will be a very stiff, very dry dough; this is what it's supposed to look like.
- 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. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. The cookies will look puffy; that's okay. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool and thump them slightly to make the cookies "deflate" (or press them down with the back of a spoon).
- To make the filling, 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 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
- To assemble the cookies, pipe a blob 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.
My daughter loves Oreos so these cookies were a big hit. I love the dark chocolate taste and the filling is also a great find, I will use it for other cookies. I used 1 cup of sugar and found this sweet enough for our taste. I also rolled the dough into logs and cut cookies from them. A truly great cookie thanks for sharing this recipe.
My husband claims this is the best cookie he's ever eaten! I also rolled into logs, chilled and sliced. I used regular butter (I didn't have unsalted) and they came out great. I may cut back on the sugar in the cookie a little bit next time to get even closer to that "oreo" taste
These are SO MUCH more fulfilling to eat than a normal oreo out of the box! Very easy to make, I had all the ingredients already in the kitchen. You first bite in and taste the not-too-sweet chocolate cookie (I used 1 cup of sugar), then taste the sweet, fluffy vanilla filling. I rolled the dough into logs and refrigerated, like another reviewer suggested, then cut them and it worked perfectly.