Who says just because you currently live off the grid on a homestead somewhere in the middle of nowhere you cannot enjoy the sweeter things in life, like good ole Oreos? Oh boy, I think you are going to fall in love with this homemade oreo cookie recipe, just like I did.
These are super easy to make, but I swear these homemade ones taste way better than the ones you buy from the store. My family agrees with me on that one, and we hardly ever all agree on one thing. Tee hee hee! Get ready to pull out a glass of fresh milk.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- all-purpose flour
- unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
- baking soda
- baking powder
- unsalted butter
- vegetable shortening
- sifted confectioners sugar
- vanilla extract
- food processor
- parchment paper
- mixing bowl
- pastry bag
- cookie baking sheets
- electric mixer (optional)
After you have set out all your ingredients, just make sure to preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Pull out your food processor and dump all the dry ingredients for your cookies in there. Then add butter and eggs whilst maintaining the low speed, pulsing setting.
Line your baking sheets with the parchment paper. Then use a teaspoon place small rounded heaps of dough onto the paper. You will need to moisten your fingers a little, so that you can flatten out the dough. Bake for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes on each side, and turn over.
The cream is next. Just take the butter and the shortening into your food processor’s mixing bowl, slowly adding the sifted confectioner’s sugar. Then increase the speed to high and let the processor run for up to 3 minutes or until you have a light and fluffy cream filling.
Now the assembly, is the real fun part. I use a half inch nozzle on the pastry bag and squeeze out small blobs. Before placing another cookie on top and pressing down to allow the cream to squish out the sides. That is all, enjoy your delicious homemade fresh soft cookies.
P.S. You can make mint flavored oreos by adding peppermint and green food coloring to the cream, watch the video below for more information on different cream flavors.
You can follow step by step instructions on the Sugar Cooking blog, here…
You can watch this video, on how to make homemade oreos from scratch…