Homemade Oreos

Well hello there!


I think my favorite store bought cookies are the Oreos. They are so addicting! I wanted to take a stab at making my own, and I like them more.












Homemade Oreos




props to: My Kitchen Addiction

For the cookies:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
1. Begin by preparing the cookies.  Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well incorporated.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, beating on the lowest speed.  Continue to mix on the lowest setting until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.

3. Divide the dough in half, and shape into two discs.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

5. Taking only one portion of dough out of the refrigerator at a time, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll the dough to 1/8 – 1/4-inch thickness.  Use a cookie cutter (approximately 2 inches in diameter) to cut out cookies and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Oreo Filling

Props to:  My Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

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

1. Mix butter and shortening, gradually adding sugar and vanilla.

2. Spread on cooled cookies and enjoy!