Thursday, July 10, 2014

soft homemade oreos.

I have been dying to make copycat Oreos but needed a special occasion to make them. You can only get about 10-12 sandwich cookies from this recipe which doesn't seem like enough for Grant to take to work and too many to keep at home. This would mean I would be eating them all day long until they were gone.

Grant's family invited us to Symphony on the Prairie last weekend. It is an event that takes place at Connor Prairie (a big historical park) in Indianapolis.  At this evening event, they have a of symphony come play.  Thousands attend and most bring a picnic dinner (anything from McDonalds to fancy cheese & wine. It's one of those events that makes you feel classy but it's still affordable.  Anyway, I was told there would be 7 of us and I could bring dessert. Hence the perfect opportunity to make these cookies.  Enough for all of us to have one and enough for Grant and I to sample beforehand and perhaps have a couple leftover. 

My handsome hubby and me at the Symphony

These cookies were a hit, too. They were super, super soft and had a creamy inside. Real winners. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did!


Soft Homemade Oreos 


Cookies from crazy for crust

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey's special dark is recommended)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg

    Cream Filling from sally's baking addiction
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
    2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
    4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
    5. Scoop (about 1 tbsp) cookie dough onto the cookie sheets. I got 25 cookies. 
    6. Bake for 8-9 minutes . It's ok if they are a little underdone, they will be softer that way.
    7. Let cool completely before filling and making sandwiches.
    8. While cookies are cooling, make the filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and vegetable shortening.  Gradually add powdered sugar then the vanilla. Filling will be pretty thick.
    9. With a spatula, spread cream filling onto one cooled cookie and sandwich it with another cookie. 
    10. Enjoy!
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    1. aww, these are super cute! and who would have thought you'd enjoy symphony on the prairie. i remember how you'd dreadddd orchestra/symphony concerts back in the day :) must be that grant!

      1. Thanks! Haha I'm also a little older this time around. Maybe that makes a bit of difference too ;)

    2. My family loves the special dark cocoa powder, cocoa powder on steroids!

    3. Ooh these do look like a special treat! Glad you finally made them and shared them with us :)


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