February 14

Homemade Oreo Cookie Recipe


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I realize Valentine’s Day is over, but these are just too cute not to share.  Plus you could change them up so easily for any holiday, or make traditional circles and white filling for a weekend treat!

Homemade Oreo’s have been on my list for a while.  I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect chance to make them, and “Holiday” them up.  You know, cut them in hearts, fill them with pink frosting.  These come out like a grown up version of an Oreo.  They have a richer chocolate flavor, are a little softer, and have that delicious vanilla butter cream filling.  I was surprised how easily these came together.  They are made in the food processor, so the dough took about 5 minutes to throw together!

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Homemade Oreos
From Cookiepedia

For Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 up cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

For Filling
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tbls heavy cream

In a food processor mix together sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add the butter a few pieces at a time, with the motor running.  Pulse to incorporate.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Pulse until the dough starts to form.  Turn the dough onto a clean surface.  Form into a disk.  Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut the dough in half.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 in thick.  Cut into desired shape.  Place on a lined baking sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, the cookies should look dry.  Cool cookies in a wire rack.

To prepare the filling beat together butter, vanilla and salt until fluffy.  Add sugar and beat until fully incorporated.  Add milk 1 Tbls at a time and beat until the desired consistency.  Spoon or pipe filling into the center of a cookie.  Top with another cookie, pressing down gently to spread the filling to the edge.


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