I am known to be quite a bad baker…so I don’t really tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But this week I decided to make homemade Oreos (with the help of a few friends)…We chose to make mint chocolate oreos rather than the vanilla, but you can do any flavor you please….strawberry, caramel or orange…the only thing you need to change is what essence you use in the filling.
I found this recipe surprisingly easy and quick= Success!
You will need:
2 Mixing bowls
Cookie cutters (We used heart and flower cutters)
Non stick baking spray
|1||Cup||Butter-Softened (For the cookie)|
|1||Teaspoon||Vanilla Extract (Cookie)|
|2||Cups||All purpose flour (Cookie)|
|3/4||Cup||Cocoa Powder (Cookie)|
|1 1/2||Teaspoon||Baking Powder (Cookie)|
|1/2||Cup||Butter- Softened (For the filling)|
|1||Teaspoon||Peppermint essence (Filling)|
|Pinch of Salt (Filling)|
|2 1/2||Cups||Icing Sugar, Sifted (Filling)|
Begin by preparing the cookies. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until it has mixed together.
3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using the rolling pin, roll out to a thickness of 3-4 mm.
4. Spray the oven tray with non stick Spray, then use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Repeat this until all the dough has been used up and transfer the cookies to the tray.
5. Bake for 12 Minutes and place them on a plate to cool.
For the Icing (Filling):
1. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the filling. Combine the softened butter, milk, Peppermint essence and salt and beat until blended.The mixture may be a bit lumpy, but it will come together.
2. Add the icing sugar gradually, approximately 1/2 cup at a time, until the filling comes together. It will be slightly stiffer than a cupcake frosting.
(We also added two drops of Green food coloring).
3. By now the cookies should have cooled, so using a knife spread the icing in the center of the cookie. Place the second cookie on top and the mixture will spread.
Recipe: http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com, Photo credit: Christopher Pecoraro