December 1, 2014

Homemade Oreo Cookies



 Happy December! It's getting to that time of year where there's cookies everywhere! I'm going to join in on the fun and share this recipe with you guys so you can have yet another one to add to your holiday baking list! And besides, who doesn't love a good homemade Oreo?
These cookies are deliciously good. The filling is superb and the recipe is too good and simple to pass up. This recipe is adapted from the Messy Baker Cookbook.

Homemade Oreos 

Cookies

1 1/2 cups                       butter
1 1/2 cups                        icing sugar
1/4 tsp                              salt
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon                   vanilla
1 1/2 cups                       all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups                       cocoa


Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, icing sugar and salt together until fluffy. Add the yolks and vanilla and beat until light. Sift the flour and cocoa into the bowl and beat the mixture together on low. Once incorporated, set the to medium speed and beat for a minute. Next, divide the dough in half and spoon into plastic wrap. Form each half into an approximate 10" log. Make the logs round, or square. Chill them in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, cut them to 1/4" thick and place them on baking sheets. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Let them cool.

Filling

1 cup                                butter
3 cups                               icing sugar
1/8 tsp                              salt
2 tsp                                 vanilla

In a medium bowl beat together the icing sugar and butter until smooth. Next add the salt and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Transfer the icing into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip or use a spoon to dollop the icing onto the backs of half the cookies. Press two cookies together to form a "sandwich" and repeat with the remainder of the cookies. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!


These were actually the tastiest cookies I've made in a while and they are so easy. If you are planning to do a cookie exchange this season, these are the ones to share! Everyone will be sure to love them :)

Elanne Boake

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