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Homemade Oreos

20 Sep

You should always keep Oreo’s in your house.  They are the king of cookies and when a chocolate craving hits, they satisfy your sweet tooth like nothing else. However, there are times when you run out of them. Sure, you can go out to the store and buy a pack of Oreos. But what if you’re in your sweatpants with no makeup and glasses? And getting gussied up seems like a hassle. Well guess what? I have a solution for you.

Making your own Oreos is actually super simple and takes hardly anytime at all.  Also, I might even have to say they are better than the store-bought version.  There are no preservatives and you know exactly what’s going into the cookie. Enjoy!

Makes about 30 (2 inch) cookies

Ingredients 

  • 6 tablespoons butter unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  plus 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coca powder

Filling 

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: 

Cream together butter, both sugars, salt, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate extract and vanilla extract about 3 minutes on medium speed, using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Add flour and cocoa and mix until combined.  The mixture will be thick. Scrape down sides of bowl and knead gently. Form a ball then flatten into a disc. If you don’t want to make the cookies now, you can refrigerate the dough for up to a week.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll dough out to 1/8″ thickness. Cut out circles with a 2″ round cutter.  Lift with a metal spatula and place on cookie sheet, close together is fine because they don’t spread much. Knead the scraps of dough together, re-roll and cut out until all or most of the dough is used. Bake 10 – 12 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

While the cookies are baking,make the filling.Cream together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy and fluffy. You can either use a ziplock bag with a hole in the corner to pipe the frosting on or simply spoon it into the centers.  Place the cookie top back  on and smoosh it down in the center. After filling transfer the cookies to an airtight container and refrigerate for several hours to solidify the filling, give it the proper texture and bond it with the wafers.

Adapted from here

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7 Responses to “Homemade Oreos”

  1. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen September 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Wow.. I was reading thinking.. “that’s it”?! Incredible that these could be whipped up (and in my jammies too:D ) Best of all, I have the ingredients! I will have to try these for my next volunteer day!

  2. lapetitebaker September 24, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    If you ask me, eating Oreos in you’re jammies is the only way. Hope you enjoy them!

  3. amy donovan (@amy_donovan) September 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Homemade oreos? What a brilliant idea! These look just fantastic!

  4. The Domestic Rebel September 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Get. In. My. Face. These look outrageously good!

    • lapetitebaker September 26, 2012 at 12:46 am #

      They are good. A little too good if you know what I mean.

  5. ifollowmyheart October 23, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    OMG, I never even thought of making Oreo’s myself… Amazing idea, and such a simple recipe. On my ‘to cook’ list!

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