Homemade Oreos! - April 23, 2019

This week we made a homemade version of Oreos! The recipe comes from Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe, by Joanne Chang. Meredith worked at Flour after culinary school, and learned so much from Joanne and the rest of the team. The cookbook is fabulous, and we frequently pull recipes from it for kid and adult classes!

NOTE: the dough needs to chill for at least an hour, so plan ahead accordingly!

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup 225g butter, melted and lukewarm

  • 3/4 cup 150g sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 7 oz 200g semisweet chocolate, melted and lukewarm

  • 1 egg (room tº)

  • 1 1/2 cups 210g all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup 90g cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) butter, room temp

  • 1 2/3 cups (230g) powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Cookies:

  1. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar. Add vanilla and melted chocolate. Mix well.

  2. Add egg and beat to mix.

  3. Mix together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Mix dry into sugar/butter/egg mix very well, leaving no dry spots.

  4. Have a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Put half of the batter in a log lengthwise, close the plastic making a cylinder, piercing in a few places to release air bubbles, and close the edges. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

  5. Refrigerate until firm enough to cut, about 1 hour and upto 1 week (or frozen 1 month).

  6. Preheat oven to 325ºF/170ºC.

  7. Line baking sheets with parchment paper,

  8. Cut the logs into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange on the sheets without touching and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until they are somewhat firm to the touch.

  9. Let cool completely on wire rack before filling. Let the filling harden or set before eating.

For the filling:

  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients until creamy and smooth.

  2. Spread a tablespoon or so of filling on one cookie, top with second cookie. Eat!

  3. Keep in fridge if not eating that day.