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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Homemade Oreo Cookies



You know that incredible difference between store bought and homemade?
It's the difference between Chips Ahoy vs. scratch chocolate chips cookies.
or fresh pineapple vs. canned.  Like homemade bread vs. Wonder White.
Well, that same difference can be found in Nabisco vs. Homemade when it comes to Oreos!

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Cream Filling
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 T. vanilla extract
water

Dough
1 1/4 cups butter, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
 1 3/4 cups flour

Starting with the filling first, cream the powdered sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract together. Add 1 teaspoon of water at a time, if needed, until the mixture resembles a thick dough that is about the constancy of play dough. Roll it into a log that is about 2 inches wide.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill.


While filling is chilling, cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour and mix well. Dough will be dry and not sticky.  Shape dough into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Roll dough on a lightly floured surface 1/4 inch to an 1/8 inch thick. Use a 2 inch circle cutter to cut out the cookies. Bake 8-9 minutes until firm but not burnt...watch closely and adjust time if needed.  Set aside to cool.

After the cookies are cool, remove the filling from the plastic wrap. Using a sharp knife, slice filling 1/4 to a 1/2 inch thick.  Place a slice between 2 cookies and press gently together.  Any leftovers should not be stored in an air-tight container or they will get soft.  Still really yummy, but not crunchy like they are supposed to be. :)


I adapted the recipe originally found here.


51 comments:

  1. Oreo cookies never really appealed to me
    Although I have been known to have a chocolate chip cookie
    So I suppose I might just give them a try
    As unlike raw fish they surely wouldn't make me want to die..hahaha

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    1. I would agree to that
      we'll leave the sushi to Jax.
      I used to only like the cream
      making true oreo lovers scream!
      hahaha.

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    2. LOL well at least you ate it
      But I would not bit by bit

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  2. Betsy!!these Oreo cookies look andsound amazing! Im sure the kids will love those:)

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    1. thank you...they are very good. Taylor ate some but the triplets have not! Alex is the only one that would even try one, but he hasn't yet. He prefers salty snacks to sweet ones. So unlike his mother who has a very big sweet tooth! :)

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    2. I know triplets love more savoy things;
      But Taylor is sweet like you:))

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    3. The twins love oreos i would try in the future not now they cannot by the braces!

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    4. yes, Taylor loves sweets like me. I think these would be ok with braces....unless your orthodontist is more strict than ours. Just no gum, hard candy, etc.

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    5. I have to wait sigh! Ditto had problems todau with a part of the braces maybe I have to go to stgo with him:(

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    6. Yes Im worry of course I made him a soup
      anyway we cant made any until monday!

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    7. soup is good...yes, things like that always happen on the weekends! Sigh.

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  3. see you had me at oreos...they are a guilty pleasure of mine...smiles....printing this one out...

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    1. you, too??? hahaha... why am I not surprised?

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  4. Oh, these look decadent!! Are you able to pull them apart and lick the frosting first? That's the way I eat Oreos. :)

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    1. Oh yes...dunk them in milk, pull them apart...yum, yum. hahaha.

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  5. YUM YUM!!!
    Thanks for the recipe...I know my kids will want me to make them...and with all the cool rainy days...it would be a good way to keep warm. 8~)

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    1. they are fun to make...and not hard at all!

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  6. Once again I wish I lived next door!!!! :)

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    1. Me, too! You could have some for breakfast with me! hahaha

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    2. Hi Rebecca I missed you have are you?

      Good morning Betsy!

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    3. Good morning! how are you today?

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    4. Im ok dear but im so tired (a lot of things) and how are you?

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  7. I wish I could have a taste...right now! Lovely composition in this photo. You really have a flair.

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    1. i wish you lived close...I would certainly share! :)

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  8. Oh those look scrumpious... Now is the chocolate more cake texture than hard cookie? The recipe looks easy too. Homemade always outweighs store bought. You should know...you are the Queen of Homemade.

    Getting ready to go sit on the beach with my new book....catch you later..wish you were here.

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    1. They are just like an oreo...crunchy!

      the beach and a book sounds lovely! Enjoy the relaxation!

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    2. Gosh, that sounds so good, as I just finished a store bought chocolate chip with my coffee. I'm glad they are crunchy....better with milk.

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  9. I want some NOW!! haha I was just saying today how I NEED chocolate lately. These would be perfect!

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  10. ooooh, intriguing. I might have to try this one. Thank you, ace girl baker!

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    1. they really are better the day they are baked so they stay crispy. If I made them again, i think I would cut the recipe in half. But they are still delicious soft.

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  11. totally making these.....my kids LOVE oreos! Thanks for sharing Betsy!!!!
    xo

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    1. they were really fun to make and so yummy!

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  12. My one and only attempt at homemade Oreos did not have such wonderful results. (http://justseven.blogspot.com/2010/06/lessons-in-parchment-paper.html) Perhaps I shall have to try again using your recipe.

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    1. I had to go look at that post! Oh dear! And then I was going to say my cookie sheets are full of patina and aren't slippery at all so the parchment doesn't slide. haha. Yes, you should try again...and just be careful not to tilt the cookie sheet!

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  13. Oh...Betsy....those look delicious!!!
    I wanted to comment on your teacher post as well...what a great idea giving them a plant...something to nurture and always think of your boys when ever they look at it... :o)
    I, too have a "gift" bag...whenever I am at Winners or Homesense [ same as your TJMaxx and Stylesense], and I see something nice, I always pick it up...and like you say..you are always prepared with a little something...for the hostess, friend etc...
    It is true.....great minds think alike!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...we had TON of rain here...mostly all weekend...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yes, I do agree...a few gifts stashed at home come in very handy! I love TJ Maxx but have never heard of Stylesense! I need to see if we have one close by!

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  14. Store-bought chocolate chip cookies cannot compare to made-from-scratch ones, but I never thought anything could beat the original Oreos... at least until I saw your photo. These look yummy!

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    1. might be a fun project with Kai! :)

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  15. Betsy-

    I'm so excited that you tried my recipe! When you really work hard on one and love it, it is so satisfying to see other people enjoying it too. Mmmm. Now I want to make these again :) Thanks, Melissa

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    1. they were delish, Melissa! And I was glad to find your blog while doing my search!

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  16. Yup, I know the difference. It's a BIG difference. Gosh, nothing like the rich flavor of fresh homemade. I just know your cookies were delectable. You ate 5? Ah, so easy to have had more.

    Heard anything back on your wedding cookies?

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    1. I had five....at first. haha...and many, many more after that. lol....

      yes, they loved the cookies! And I was even out shopping and met someone who I did not know before that was in the wedding party and as we were talking I discovered he was there and told him I made the cookies...and he said he ate two of them! ha. Small world.

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  17. I love oreos, but I'm sure I'd love homemade oreos more. These look absolutely delicious!

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    1. thanks cathleen...and I'm glad you came to visit!

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  18. Yum! Yum! Yum! Your stack of cookies looks so delicious! I am sharing a very similar recipe soon at my blog...made with a cake mix, with the same name. Fun huh? Thanks for sharing...

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  19. Those look delicious, probably not what I need for my diet, especially that Oreo's are one of my vices. These look great though, reminds me in some ways of whoopie pies they have up in the NE states, although, that's probably just from looking at the picture. It's great that you make your own, homemade is almost always way better than store bought. Not to mention that cooking and baking is too much fun not to do. THanks

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