December 7, 2010

Homemade Oreo's

Homemade Oreo's, seriously.  I look at it like this, they don't have all the chemicals in them like the packaged variety and therefore they are healthier.  I'd even say health food.....because dark chocolate is healthy, and dairy is healthy, and.....who cares just make some!

Oh, and I should probably get a round cutter.  Nobody would be able to tell mine apart from the actual packaged variety then - so maybe I'll keep em square.

Add some Dutch Processed Cocoa to some flour.

now the baking powder

and the salt.

Whisk this together and set aside for a minute.

Into a large mixing bowl add some sugar to some butter. Mix to combine.

Add an egg yolk and vanilla and mix well.

slowly add the dry mixture.  This mixture will be sort of dry, and that's OK.

Cut the mixture in half, form into two 6" squares. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Once chilled, roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/8 inch thick and about a 14x10 inch rectangle.  Then stick in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Cut as many pieces as you can out of the frozen dough and place onto another parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  If the dough begins to unthaw - refreeze before cooking.  Re-roll the scraps only once. Bake for about 10-12 minutes and put on a cooling rack. 

While the cookies bake, begin to make the filling.  Sift the powdered sugar and add it to a mixing bowl with the butter, shortening and vanilla.  Once the cookies have cooled, begin to fill them with one heaping tsp. of the frosting mixure. Top with another cookie and press down slightly.

These were eaten pretty quickly at my house.

Here's the recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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