Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Homeade Oreos

I've been meaning to post this since Sunday when I made them, but a cold and a huge amount of work has kept me from that.

I'm hosting a bake sale at my school every tuesday during October to raise money to send holiday gifts to 

disabled children.

this past weekend, i made some homeade oreos to sell.
i tripled the recipe so I would have extra to send to my best friend in college.

let's just say they were a huge hit and taste so much better then the brand kind.

Homeade oreos

adapted from smitten kitchen 
{don't get turned off by the 6 sticks of butter.  i tripled the recipe!}

you'll need:

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup Dutch processed unsweetened chocolate powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 sticks softened butter
1 egg
6 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 stick softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar 
for the cookies:
preheat oven to 375 degrees.
in an electric mixer, combine flour, chocolate powder, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.  while on low speed, add 1 1/4 sticks butter and egg.
continue mixing until it is thick and together.
*I added 3 teaspoons of vanilla now.  
place in balls on parchment paper.  flatten with your hand.
bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes (11-2 if you want them hard.  i like mine softer)
let cool

for the icing:
combine 1/2 stick butter and shortening in a mixing bowl.  gradually beat in sugar and remaining 3 teaspoons vanilla.

once cookies have cooled, spread icing or pipe icing onto bottom cookie.  stick a second cookie to the icing.
makes 25-30 cookies, or about 15 sandwiches 

 ** i'm extending the giveaway until the weekend.  enter for a cupcake lover's necklace!  xoxo

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