Homemade Oreos




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Introduction

Indulge in the classic goodness of Homemade Oreos with this easy recipe that brings together rich chocolate cookies and creamy vanilla filling. These homemade treats offer a taste of nostalgia with a delightful twist that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Why Make This Recipe

Making Homemade Oreos allows you to customize the flavor and quality of the ingredients, resulting in a fresher and more authentic cookie experience. Plus, you can impress your friends and family with your baking skills by serving up these delicious treats.

How to Make Homemade Oreos

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add butter and egg, mix until dough forms.
  3. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough on the baking sheet, flatten slightly with moistened hands. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating halfway through. Cool on sheet then transfer to racks.
  4. For the cream filling, mix butter, shortening, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  5. Shape filling into balls, place on one cookie and top with another. Press gently to spread the filling.

How to Serve Homemade Oreos

Serve these Homemade Oreos with a glass of cold milk for a classic combination that everyone will love. They are perfect for afternoon snacks, lunchbox treats, or dessert.

How to Store Homemade Oreos

Store Homemade Oreos in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage, just make sure to thaw before serving.

Tips to Make Homemade Oreos

  • Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor.
  • Ensure butter and egg are at room temperature for proper mixing.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies; they should be soft when removed from the oven.

Variation

For a twist on the classic recipe, you can add mint extract to the cream filling for a refreshing flavor or sprinkle mini chocolate chips on the filling for added texture.

FAQs

  1. Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted? Yes, but adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.
  2. Can I make the cookies ahead of time and fill them later? Yes, you can store the cookies and filling separately and assemble them when ready to serve.
  3. Can I use margarine instead of butter? Butter is recommended for the best flavor and texture, but margarine can be used as a substitute.

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