Well, tonight I tried a new recipe: Homemade Oreos. Though these didn’t exactly taste or carry the same texture as the real deal, they were delicious. There was definitely that salty sweet contrast, and the cookie “wafer” had that deep almost bitter flavor. Like I said, they were delicious. The recipe isn’t difficult, but warning, butter beware!
adapted from Retro Desserts
for the wafers
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 large egg
for the filling
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. On low speed add butter and egg. Continue mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
PLace rounded teaspoon fulls onto cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. With dampened hands, slightly flatten the mounds.
Bake for 9 minutes.
To make the cream, combine butter and shortening on low speed. Gradually add sugar and vanilla. Beat on high for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
To assemble cookies, with a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch round tip, pipe teaspoon sized blobs of cream into the center of half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top and press lightly to make stick.
Dunk generously in a large glass of cold milk.