Homemade Oreos

I usually make these with a chocolate cake mix, but I found this recipe on smitten kitchen. I had everything on hand, bonus, so I made them. They were just as easy and tasted better than the regular version.


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour; 1/2 cup cocoa; 1 teaspoon baking soda; 1/4 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp salt; 1 cup sugar; 1 1/4 sticks of butter, softened; and 1 egg.

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda, powder, salt & sugar). Add butter and egg. Mix until dough sticks to itself. It takes a while so don't give up if it stays crumbly longer than you think it should. Eventually it will look like this:

Next, form the dough into balls and place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.

Use a cup to slightly flatten each ball. Bake at 375° for 9 minutes:

Let them cool completely on a wire rack and make the frosting. I used a different recipe than the one posted on smitten kitchen. It's the Creamy White Frosting from Cousin Brenda's Out of the Pan and into the Fire: A Cookbook for Missionaries.


1 cup shortening; 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar; and 3 to 4 tablespoons milk. {This makes a lot of frosting, you could easily half it}

Cream together the shortening and extracts. Add powdered sugar and milk.

Now sandwich the cookies together with the frosting and enjoy!


Nama said...

These were so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

brenda said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm super touched. And now I'm jonesing for some chocolate.