Prep 30 mins
Cook 17 mins
Got this from a girlfriend who had just made them and loved them. As written, this recipe makes rather large cookies as they spread to about 2 1/2 inches. If you try to make traditional size Oreos, cut the baking time back significantly. At 12 minutes, my smaller cookies were burnt, so next time I'm going to check them at 5-7 minutes. My dad and DH, both huge Oreo fans, said they didn't taste just like the store-bought version, but they tasted better. :) They are best chilled.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 tablespoons butter (room temp)
- 1 cup sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 12 ounces chocolate chips, melted
- 8 tablespoons butter (room temp)
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons light cream, plus
- 2 teaspoons light cream
- Cookies: Cream butter& sugar together.
- Add eggs and water, beat together.
- Add melted chocolate until combined.
- Add flour& baking soda, beat.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
- Scoop rounded teaspoon onto sheet.
- Press each cookie with bottom of a glass until it forms a round 1 1/2" in diameter.
- Bake 17 minutes at 375°F, cool completely on rack.
- Filling: Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.
- Fill cookies and allow to set for 2- 3 hours (or refrigerate for 1 hour).
These were yummy but came out too big for me. Next time I'm gonna try rolling the dough and use a very small round cookie cutter and see if they come out smaller. Also, next time I will make more filling. Oh, and I added 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla extract to the filling. That is a must! Overall these were pretty good though and pretty close to the real thing.
I made a half batch of this with plain(dark) chocolate instead of chocolate chips. The cookie part came out terrific but the filling was far too soft. I think it would be best without adding in the milk and maybe adding a pinch of salt and a few drops of vanilla extract to lighten the sugary taste. I will most likely use the cookie part of this recipe often whenever I need chocolate wafers since we can't buy them here in the UK. I'd also like to add that 17minute seemed too long for my giant 3inch oreos so I'd recommend checking to see if they're firm at 8-10 minutes and don't let them get burnt on the edges!