Homemade Oreo Cookies Recipe

Been seeing a lot of homemade Oreo cookies in Pinterest and I wanted to try them. The recipe I decided to try is from Smitten Kitchen.

homemade oreo cookies recipe

Homemade Oreo Cookies

For the chocolate wafers:
  • 1 1/4 cups (155 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (45 grams, but cocoa weights can vary greatly) unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups (200 to 300 grams) sugar [see recipe note]
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks or 140 grams) room-temperature, unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
For the filling (I'm using something a little bit different):
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons milk (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.

To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.
Credit: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/05/my-kingdom-for-a-glass-of-milk/

Overall, it's not bad. I still like the taste of Oreo cookies that you buy from the store. Perhaps making a slutty brownie or Oreo cheesecake cookies is the way to go. Going to pastry school could help in figuring out more dessert to serve.

Another treat to consider is no bake chocolate cookies. Try it.