Homemade Oreo Cookies
Oreo cookies are the best, aren’t they? What could be better than them? A homemade version I say! I’ve been trying to cut out as much processed foods as I possibly can; especially in my baking so I wanted to use homemade oreos for my cookies & cream cupcakes this past weekend at the market. I set out to make the closest replica of oreos that I could so that the cookies & cream cupcakes were still just as good if I used the packaged cookie. I think I did a good job turning this treat into an amazing homemade spin-off of the beloved oreo cookie.
I’m not sure the cream filling is perfect though, the cookie itself is completely a winner. Maybe I’ll have to eat another cookie to decide how the filling stacks up.
Homemade Oreo Cookie Recipe:
ingredients – chocolate wafers:
- 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 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
ingredients – filling:
- 1 stick room-temperature, unsalted butter
- 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tsp milk
- Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
- 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 two 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 filling: beat together the sugar and butter, add vanilla and milk
- Assemble the cookies: the easiest way is to fill a pastry bag with the filling and pipe just enough onto one cookie then place another cookie on top to make a sandwich. If you put too much filling in the center you will know by it oozing out the sides.