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Homemade Oreos: A decadent take on the classic cookie favorite

Homemade Oreos: A decadent take on the classic cookie favorite

Dive into the delicious world of homemade Oreos, a treat that brings the iconic flavor of cookies and cream right to your kitchen. These cookies capture the essence of the beloved snack with a rich, chocolatey exterior and a creamy, sweet filling. Perfect for anyone who loves Oreos or anything cookies and cream flavored, this homemade version is sure to impress with its authentic taste and satisfying texture.

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Why you will love this recipe:

  • Customizable softness: Adjust the sweetness of your filling or the cocoa level of your cookies to suit your tastes.
  • Fun Baking Experience: Enjoy the process of creating these classic cookies from scratch, a perfect activity for families or a relaxing solo baking day.
  • Perfectly creamy and crunchy: Get that ideal balance of crunchy cookies and a creamy, fluffy cream filling, all made with fresh, simple ingredients.
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Perfect occasion: Homemade Oreos are fantastic for kids' parties, family gatherings, or as a homemade gift during the holidays. They also make a wonderful treat for school lunches or as a special snack to brighten someone's day.

Decorating Tips:

  • Cookie Stamps: Use cookie stamps to imprint designs on cookies before baking for a personalized touch.
  • Dipped Delights: Dip half of the Oreos in melted chocolate for an extra layer of decadence.
  • Colored fills: Add a few drops of food coloring to the filling for themed parties or festive occasions.

Ingredients: For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in egg until combined.
  4. In another bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until well combined.
  6. Spread dough onto lined baking sheets, forming 24 cookies. Flatten each with the palm of your hand.
  7. Refrigerate the cookies for 15 minutes to firm up.
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are firm to the touch.
  9. Let the cookies cool completely.
  10. For the topping, in a stand mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  11. Assemble the Oreos by spreading the filling on one cookie and topping it with another, pressing lightly to adhere.

Appreciate! Savor every bite of these homemade Oreos, where each cookie delivers a burst of nostalgic flavor combined with the joy of homemade baking.

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