Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homemade Oreo Cookies

I promised to make a dessert for a pot luck dinner party yesterday (thanks Lindsay!), but after leaving it until the last minute, forgot the fact that yesterday was Good Friday and the grocery stores were all closed. But as if by some miracle from zombie-Jesus himself, another recipe that Jason had sent me just happened to contain only ingredients that I had lying around the kitchen.

It was this recipe for homemade Oreo cookies that I printed out. Here is how they ended up:

Pretty good I think!

I made a few modifications: 1) I used normal Fry's cocoa. I don't know what Dutch cocoa is. 2) I only used baking soda, no baking powder, because I thought they were the same thing. 3) I only baked the wafers for about 6 minutes at 350 degrees. I followed the directions for the first batch and they were too crispy. My oven is kinda fucked though, so your mileage may vary. 4) I don't have fancy mixer or piper things, so I just stirred it all by hand and used a sandwich bag with a hole in it to apply the filling. 5) Obviously, these were Double Stuf Oreos.

The regular vanilla flavour tasted remarkably like real Oreo filling, but I experimented with other flavours. I had some white chocolate mint hot chocolate mix, so I added that in and it made delicious mint Oreo filling. In the future I'd like to try peanut butter, caramel, sausage, and as suggested by TheTiniest, Pop Rocks.


They look even better in context. Drool.

There were no leftover cookies, so I guess people liked them. I thought they were pretty good, but honestly, not the best ever. I always prefer actual chocolate to chocolate-flavoured wafer stuff. Worth a try for something different, though.

Oh, and obviously they go well with milk.

Again, recipe is here.

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Edit:

Bonus food porn I found on my camera! Peanut butter microwave chocolate brownie. This one was recommended by Tornwordo (because apparently I only make recipes sent by blogfriends).




Adapted from Antilope's Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie. Super easy to make in just a few minutes. I just added peanut butter to the dough and a spoonful on top for good measure.


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1 comment:

lindsay said...

woohoo! i will vouch for them as being super awesome.

the MINTY ones kicked some serious ass...