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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Home Cookin': Homemade Oreos

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM

PHOTO BY CAROLYN FOX
  • photo by Carolyn Fox


As kids, my brother and I loved Oreos so much that we named our black-and-white kitten after them. (We thought it was so original at the time — who knew everyone has a cat named Oreo?!)

Though my love for the sandwich cookie remains, my tolerance for its artificial ingredients does not. Luckily, it only takes a little elbow grease — OK, and a fair amount of butter — to whip up a delicious batch from scratch. Make sure to have a big glass of milk on hand for when these come out of the oven.

Homemade Oreos
Recipe slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes about 25 sandwich cookies

For the chocolate wafers:

1 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg

For the filling:

1 stick unsalted butter, just slightly colder than room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean pod (or use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Use an electric mixer on low speed to mix in the butter, then the egg. Continue mixing for several minutes, until the dough comes together in a mass.

Take rounded teaspoons of the cookie batter and roll into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, then use your hands to flatten the balls into even patties about 1/4-inch thick. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on racks to cool.

To make the cream filling, beat the butter at low speed. Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes more until the filling is slightly fluffy. If the butter gets too warm, the mixture might start to look runny; if that happens, just chill it in the fridge for a few minutes.

To assemble the cookies, load the cream filling into a pastry bag. (If you don't have a pastry bag, use a Ziploc bag: Fill the bag with the cream filling, seal it and use scissors to cut off one corner of the bag.) Pipe teaspoon-size blobs onto the center of one cookie. Place another cookie of equal size on top of the cream and lightly press together. Repeat these steps until all the cookies have been sandwiched.

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About The Author

Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox

Bio:
Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.

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