Homemade Oreos

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These are so good! Larger and a little thicker than storebought Oreos, the cookie is nice and crunchy and the filling so delicious

Homemade Oreos

Cookies
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 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room- temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

Vanilla-Cream Filling
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

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 the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.

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. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.

To make the cream, 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, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs 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. Continue process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.

Makes 30 sandwich cookies.

Notes:

  1. The recipe says it yields 30 cookies, but I only got 24.
  2. I added water to the filling, because it wasn’t getting fluffy enough.
  3. I bought the Dutch process cocoa at Gelson’s because the regular grocery stores didn’t carry it. And it was with the hot cocoas, not in the baking aisle.
  4. The cookies spread. A lot.

Recipe from Daily Specials.

Comments

2 Responses to “Homemade Oreos”

    Deidre on 1 May 6th, 2006 8:42 am

    These look amazing How about instead of the cupcake business a whole business that does tastier versions of nostalgia food (like the oreos, twinkies, ding dongs, hostess cupcakes etc.)? I think people would go nuts for that.

    Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes : Nosh With Me on 2 February 6th, 2012 6:37 pm

    […] from the Oreos, I decided to just make a quick batch of the chocolate cookies I used for the Homemade Oreos a while back rather than brave the store on the day of the game. Plus, the temptation is then gone […]

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