Monday, July 25, 2011

˚recipe˚ Homemade Oreos

Some of you may know that the Mr. has a problem gaining weight. Horrible problem right? Well, we don't make too many sweets around here, and when we do they are usually for someone else (although we usually manage to sneak a taste). So every once in a while, I need some treats (usually to give away to some unsuspecting soul). This particular time, we didn't even have chocolate chips for the standard. (I told you, we don't really do treats around here too often). So, after perusing my cookbooks, and the vast world wide web (including smittenkitchen), I made homemade oreos. This recipe is adapted from all of the above. And let me just say....if you are worried about your waistline, you better give these away ASAP!

Here is what you need:

Chocolate Wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks)softened butter
1 egg

1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or mint...or peppermint.)

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375˚
Step one: put 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour in a bowl
Step two: add 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa
Step three: add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Step four: add 1 1/4 cups sugar 
Step five: blend together
Step six: add 1 egg
Step seven: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks)softened butter
Step eight: blend together

Step nine: roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. 
Step ten: press two fingers into the top of the cookie drops to flatten them out a bit. Bake for 7-9 minutes at 375˚

Step eleven-thriteen: combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or mint...or peppermint) in a bowl. 
Step fourteen: place the frosting in a bag. And if you don't have a frosting bag, it is easiest to use a zip-lock bag. Put it over a cup like this:

Then use a spatula and scrap your frosting into one big bunch:

And spoon it into the bag like this:

That way you can scrap the spatula along the edges of the cup without make a huge mess in the bag.

And seal it up without getting frosting all over :)

Clip a corner of the bag and squeeze the frosting onto the bottom side of 1/2 of the cookies.

Place another cookie on top and squish the frosting down, and then start drooling....

...and grab yourself a big glass of milk.


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm going to give it a try! :-D

  2. Katie--
    I made these once! They are soooo good!


  3. These look so yummy!! I think I am going to make these for my daughters birthday. If I post pictures of us eating them on my blog I will totally link yours to it.

    Found you through The Girl Creative!


  4. Melissa,

    You won't be disappointed!

  5. Yum! Yum! :) Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.


  6. So delicious I can't wait to make some!! I've featured them at today's Craftastic Monday party. Be sure to stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking!

  7. I pinned your recipe a couple of months ago on Pinterest. Making it tonight for Santa. He's going to be so happy, I bet he'll leave an extra present for me.

  8. Made these today (got it through Pinterest) and they were fantastic - thanks!

  9. Your Oreos look AMAZING!!!!!! I need to give this a try sometime too!!!!!

  10. Your Homemade Oreos look delicious! Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Wow, these look incredible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!


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