Thursday, October 2, 2008

Homemade Oreos

There are two versions of Homemade Oreos I use. The amount of Time and ingredients usually dictates which recipe I choose. Which do you prefer?

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla-Cream Filling (Homemade Oreos)

Chocolate Wafers:

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup + 2 tablespoons room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

Vanilla-Cream Filling:

¼ cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 190ºC/375ºF.

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 5cm (2in) apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes (I baked mine for 10), 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 1.25cm (½ in) 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. You can roll the edges in sprinkles for added flair. It is way cute.

Makes 30 sandwich cookies – I got 37

These are not a new cookie, and I'm sure that you all have had these, or have the recipe, but I thought I'd share it anyways since it's one of my very favorite cookies.

Homemade Oreos
2 pkgs. devils food cake mix
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla

Put ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well. Roll 1 tsp. dough ( about the size of a quarter ) and put on cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 9 minutes.


1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix frosting ingredients until creamy. Match up the cookies, and spread frosting in between the 2 bottoms of cookies ( tops showing on both sides ) making a sandwich.

~You can see with all of the naughty ingredients why they taste soo yummy!


Valerie said...

I always use version two... I'm an person that always goes for easy when cooking!

anissa ferguson said...

I use the 2nd version alot. The first version is definitley worth a try. I always prefer the cream cheese filling.

retiredfromcooking said...

So, is Hershey's cocoa the same as Dutch process cocoa.


anissa ferguson said...

Dutch Processed is slighty different in that it is not acidic and doesn't rise as much. Having said that, I will often substitute Hershey's cocoa for this recipe. I just flatten the dough slightly to obtain a flatter cookie......