Thursday, February 17, 2011
Recipe: Homemade Oreos
Brady and I love these OREO cookies. I quit purchasing the ever shrinking OREO's from the store and we were in withdrawal. I decided to try it out and loved it! Below are two recipes, one with a cake mix and the other from scratch. I have made both of them, but tend to use the cake mix recipe more because it whips up quickly.
I make 1/2 of this batch with the cake mix. It is perfect for brady and me, but if you have more then 2 people in your family - make the full recipe. You'll be glad you did.
2 Devil's food cake mixes
1 1/2 cup Shortening
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (or 1/2 stick)
4 cups Powdered Sugar
Combine cake mix, eggs and shortening. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
I use a "1 teaspoon spoon" of cookie mix per cookie on the cookie sheet. I like them small (you can see the comparison with the real OREO above. The real OREO is darker brown. You can also see my teaspoon by the frosting bag. That is what I use - small uniform cookies. I've also used a bigger scoop, but prefer the small size.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 9 - 10 minutes. I bake mine for 9 minutes.
Remove to cooling rake. After cooled, put frosting on one cookie and put another cookie on top. Yum!
10 TBSP butter (1 cube plus 2 TBSP)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup flour
Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
Add in egg, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder and mix until thoroughly mixed.
Next add in flour until blended well.
Form into "tiny balls" and bake on a greased cookie sheet
375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheet and completely cool on a rack.
Cream Cheese filling
1/4 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 package)
1 to 2 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Cream together for one minutes.
After cookies are cooled spread cream cheese filling on the bottom side of one of the wafers and then place another wafer similar in size on top to make a sandwich cookie. Squish together and store in an airtight container.