Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oreos


Oreos!! Arn't they the best? When it comes to eating pre-packeged cookies, oreos are definitly on the top of my list. So when I saw a recipe for the homemade version, I was really excited!
I don't know if its just me, but when I see a recipe that I want to make, there is like nothing that will stop me. Its like a have tunnel vision, I can only see the recipe that I want to make. So as soon as I spotted this recipe, I printed it out, and got all the stuff out, and started to mix things. Then I realize that Im missing the eggs, butter, and shortening. Lol. So then I had to beg my moms to go to the store and get the stuff. : )
Life will definitly be easier when I can drive and get the stuff I need, which will be pretty soon... my birthday is on wednesday!!! : D Haha, EVERYBODY WATCH OUT!!

So anyways, the cookies were a huge hit! They were very rich and chocolatey, and the frosting in the middle was just perfect.

I have a feeling that you will be seeing an assortment of cookie recipes being posted, because my tennis season has started, and cookies are a staple!

Oreos
Smittenkitchen
Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies
For the chocolate wafers:
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt1 to
1½ cups sugar*
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg
For the filling
:¼ cup (½ stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees.
2. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
4. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
5. To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.

21 comments:

Maria said...

Happy Almost Birthday!! How fun you will be driving soon!
Homemade oreos are by far better than store bought. Yours look great!!
Good luck with tennis. I love playing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your blog and your Winnie! She/he looks like a calm dog. I have one Chihuahua who wuffles and one who thinks she rules the world! Your cookies look great! Happy birthday from a fellow Virgo!

Sharon said...

Happy (early) birthday! Good luck on your drivers' test! By the way, these oreos make me quite hungry. They're perfect looking as usual :)

Parker said...

Probably my favorite cookie, must pull them apart and lick the center. Love your homemade version.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Now I totally need these!

Good luck with the driving test!

RecipeGirl said...

Tennis season? How fun. I need to get my 7 year old into tennis lessons. Is that a good age to start? He already does stuff like baseball and soccer and basketball... a real sports-kid. But I'd love to get him into a sport that isn't a "team" sport. Tennis is it. I'm calling to sign him up tomorrow. Thanks for reminding me!!!

Oreos. I'm actually in the middle of making oreos. I have the chocolate cookie part in the freezer right now, and I haven't ever gotten around to making the filling. Good reminder. See, you're reminding me about all kinds of things in this post!!

Bellini Valli said...

Did you unscrew these and dip them in milk, coffee or tea like the prepackaged ones:D

Skippy said...

this looks so darn good...now I'll just have to make it!

giz said...

How can you ever eat store bought oreos again?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They are just great! Homemade oreos sound so fun to make! I bet they were delicious!

alexandra's kitchen said...

I'm so glad you had success with an oreo recipe b/c I've heard mostly disappointed reviews of homemade oreos. Thanks for sharing! And have a happy birthday!

Lori Lynn said...

Jessy - Homemade Oreos! You rock girl!

I know a little black and white Boston Terrier named Oreo. Cute!

Happy Pre-Birthday!

didally said...

Home-made oreos?! I never thought I could make my own. :P

Can I replace shortening with more butter?

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

didally- yeah, I bet you could substitute with butter.

pinknest said...

happy early birthday!! i hadn't had an oreo in so long, and then someone brought them into work the other day. they of course are yummy. but now these! these i want to eat 20 of.

Nick said...

Happy early bday! Oreos simply cannot be beat, they will never go out of fashion!

daphne said...

hehehe. It will be interesting to see where u drive to when u get your lic! Supermarket? =)

This looks FANTASTIC! What's better than home made oreos?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ah ha! this way i can have oreos without the white filling eh!

Anonymous said...

Hey birthday girl. Time to change your profile. Fortune cookies then Oreos. Nabisco is going to go broke.


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MC Jimmy said...

Those look fine and dandy!

xoxoTori said...

These look so delicious !