Homemade Oreo Sandwich Cookies

So a year or so ago, my dad tried making these. The filling was more like icing than the thick creme. And he dipped them in chocolate. I don’t remember them, so I found a new recipe on Smitten Kitchen and decided to try it out. Besides a little different texture of the cookie, they taste exactly like Oreos! 🙂

For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons room-temperature, butter
1 large egg

For the filling:
1/4 cup room-temperature, butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2.In a stand mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together and forms a ball.

3.Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use a moistened small glass to flatten the dough.

4. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
5.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.
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6.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.

I already feel the need to make more, because this only made about 25 sandwiches, and I know a bunch of people that I’m going to “force” to taste test them to decide if I should add them to my list of cookies that I sell.

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