Homemade Oreos

               My boredom went to an all time maximum on Thursday. As I was hunting down for recipes, I stumbled across this one. My mind was blown as i read the title “Homemade Oreos”. Why didn’t I think of this before?!? But I put my shame aside as I put my apron on and started working on making these cookies. I adapted this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker , but I did tweak a few things. And MAN these cookies came out delicious! They brought me back to the Good Ol’ days of my childhood when I would just devour the cookies. But sadly, I’ve noticed that my Oreo love connection faded away in the background of school and well, aging. I did always keep those beloved cookies in my heart and our love connection has sprung again! These cookies are fairly easy to make and they have a rich, chocolaty taste. YUM! I’m practically drooling as I write this haha!

1. As I was baking these cookies, Pounder was just watching me. I HAD to take pictures because he was begging for a bite of the Oreos! But, with sadness in my voice I had to reject Pounders begging. He can’t have chocolate! So, I’m thinking about searching for a recipe for dog treats….

3. I can’t believe of how much views and feedback I’ve gotten from my last post! I love ya guys. I really think that without you, I wouldn’t have the energy to keep baking!! 🙂

Yield; 13 Cookies

3/4 cups of of butter, softened
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of granulated sugar

3/4 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1-2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until it is fluffy.

3. Add in the egg and the dry ingredients. Finally add in the vanilla extract.

4. Mix until the dough is sticky and holds together well.

5. Roll the dough into a 12 inch. log.

6. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

 7. Place parchment paper onto 2 baking sheets. 

8. Take out the log and cut 26 slices of cookie dough.

9. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. 

10. Place the cookies onto a cooling rack and let them cool for 10-15 minutes. 

11. To make the frosting: Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter until it is fluffy.

12. Gradually pour in the confectioners sugar and the vanilla.

13. Mix until the frosting is at a thick and creamy consistency.

14. Pipe the frosting onto 13 of the cookies. Then, place the other cookies (the ones without frosting) on top the the cookies with the frosting

15. So, the ending result should look like this!

16. ENJOY the cookies!


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