Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Homemade Oreos (& Giveaway Reminder)

Our friend Amy joined our family up at the cottage for Thanksgiving this year, and the night before we went up north she was over at our place baking up a storm. Amy made the best homemade oreos, and they actually looked very easy to do. I snapped a few photos so I could share the deliciousness with you. Be warned, these are so not a Weight Watchers recipe (like these potatoes - yum). But they are worth it...
Amy got her recipe from the amazing blog Smitten Kitchen. There is all kinds of awesomeness going on over there. 
Amy made the regular recipe, but there is a gluten-free version available too at Hey That Tastes Good 
 Here is the recipe, which is copied from Smitten Kitchen. All credit goes to Deb.

Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies
For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar [depending on how sweet you want it]
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

For the filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
  2. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
  3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately two inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
  4. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
  5. To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.
These were a HUGE hit at Thanksgiving. Definitely suggest bringing them to a party or something, it will make you super popular :)

Jenny xo

P.S. Tomorrow is the day that THREE winners will be drawn in the awesome Galerie Anais giveaway. 
If you haven't already, be sure to check it out here and enter to win one of three great prize packages for your own little one or for a special gift!
The winners will be announced on here tomorrow evening, around 7 pm. xo

[This post has been edited: This morning (during Benjamin's 6 am feeding) I wrote that I'd be choosing winners tonight. As it turns out, today is not October 27th - - oops! There is still time to enter the giveaway after all.Come back tomorrow to find out if you won! 
Sorry for the confusion...]

Linking up here and so should you! 


  1. How fabulous! I needed a recipe for this weekend and the gluten-free version of this is perfect! thanks!

  2. hi there -- thank you soooooo much for sharing this! i don't know how i missed it on the smitten kitchen -- she one of my favorite blogs!!!! thank you so much...these are getting made this weekend FOR SURE!!!!! you take care and thank you once again -- so happy to be following you : ) hugs...

  3. Oh, now those just look FABULOUS. I could eat about a dozen in one sitting, Jenny! LOL!



  4. NUM!!! How dare you tease me as I sit here eating my pathetic egg beaters!(droool)


  5. Oh my, those look amazing! I have got to give them a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Hi Jenny! Those look oh so yummy! I grew up on Oreo's and have always loved them! Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!

  7. These look so good I can hardly stand it! They wouldn't last a single night at our house! Thanks for sharing the recipe. P.S. Thanks for pinning my cow cookies. :)

  8. These look SO incredible. I'm salivating just seeing them!

  9. Oh these look so delicious. How cool is that to be able to make homemade oreos?

  10. Thank you for your sweet comments on the blog! What a great site! And, these look YUUUUMMY!
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  11. Yum! I love homemade oreos! These look delish!

  12. yum! now following your blog and your yummy treat! Would love a follow back if you have time! Come see me at

  13. I heart these and yours look so amazing!!!

  14. I sm definitely trying these for my cookie swap in December...they look amazing! So glad to ave a new recipe...thank you!

  15. Oh my! I love oreos and this homemade version looks and sounds even better. Will have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  16. It's always nice to find a gluten-free version of something that looks so tasty, and these look delicious! I would love to have you come on over and link up at Freestyle Friday anytime this weekend!


  17. Wow, they look amazing! I haven't visited Smitten Kitchen for so long-thanks for reminding me to go on over there!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,

  18. yummy!! These look like they could be dangerous.

  19. Oh wow. These look delicious! Oreos are my sons favorite. I'll have to give these a try! Thanks!

  20. Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday! This recipe looks sooo good - I'm going to have to try it!!

  21. Oreos are my favorite...gonna have to try this recipe...I hope you will link up with me here:

  22. Thanks for posting this recipe, my husband and I will enjoy it. I found your blog at the Mad Skills Link Party.

  23. TO DIE FOR! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!


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  24. Thank you for sharing this recipe at TTF. I have already copied it down. My hubby will love these!

  25. I have been wanting this recipe. Cant wait to try them out. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share. We hope to see you and your newest project on Wednesday.

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  26. I found these a couple years ago...aren't they wonderful??!! In fact, I made them just today! Mmm! I am hosting a weekend homemaking linking party starting Friday. I'd love it if you'd join up! Have a great week!


  27. WOW! Those look delicious! Must try! Thanks so much for linking them up to my latest and greatest friday link party!!

  28. These look amazing! SO amazing that I am going to feature it tomorrow on Southern Lovely. :) Thanks for sharing it @ Show & Share!

  29. You've been featured at our Show Off Your Cottage Monday... come see! ;)


  30. I featured these on my blog tonight! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!


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