Getting back into baking feels SOO good you guys! The other day, I made these Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies by Alison Roman that went viral on Instagram, and I understand why. It’s such a delicious twist on a typical chocolate chunk cookie. I’ll link it here so you guys can try it out, you won’t regret it and make sure you make extras because they won’t last! They’re THAT good. On that note, I wanted to share with you another one of my favourite recipes, my homemade Oreos! And what better day than National Oreo Day!
Nothing is ever better than the real thing but this is a close second! Oreos remind me so much of my childhood and teenage years. I always love watching the commercials where the kids dunk their cookies in milk and now every time I eat Oreos, I need a glass of (almond) milk. Or when I watched the Parent Trap and Lindsay Lohan ate Oreos with peanut butter.. GENIUS. These would totally be delicious with peanut butter.. drooling. I love this version because they’re chocolatey, a little salty, chewy (who doesn’t love a chewy cookie) and filled with a creamy filling.
It’s a pretty simple cookie recipe to make. Cream the butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy. Toss in the eggs, one at a time making they’re well incorporated. I usually don’t sift my flour, instead I just run a whisk through the flour but because this recipe calls for cocoa powder, make sure you sift!! Cocoa powder is so fine and clumps so easily so sifting is necessary!
I also added a touch of cream of tartar, it’s not a typical ingredient you’d find in cookies but my friend Tara taught me this little hack and it works! I wonder what other wonders this magic powder does.
While the cookies are baking and cooling, you can start making the creamy filling. This filling is a mix of butter and coconut oil, which gives the filling a delicious hint of coconut flavour (my fave)! If you don’t like coconut, or if you’re reading this Isabelle, you can substitute with vegetable shortening instead! Haha, my friend Isabelle is allergic to coconut and I always forget and force coconut treats on her.
You can either spread the filling on the cookies with a knife OR transfer all the filling into a piping bag or Ziploc bag and pipe it onto the cookies! I added a bit of food colour to mine.. just because!
Homemade Oreo Cookies
These homemade Oreo cookies are chewy and filled with a delicious creamy filling with a hint of coconut. I promise you will love them!
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks salted butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Cookies
Preheat oven to 375*F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the salted butter and sugars until light and airy. Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure it's well incorporated.
In another bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and cream of tartar.
On low, gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Mix until it's just combined.
Using a 1 inch scoop or roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten and bake for about 9 minutes until the tops are cracked.
Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 2-3 minutes then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Filling
In the bowl of a stand or using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and coconut oil. Add the vanilla and mix until well combined.
Add the icing sugar a couple tablespoons at a time and beat until it's light and fluffy.
Transfer the filling into a piping bag to pipe onto the cookies. Sandwich the cookies together and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container.
- I divided my filling into two bowls and kept one white and added pink food colour gel to the other half. A little goes a long way!
What are some of your favourite cookies?! Did anyone else start eating their Oreos with peanut butter after watching The Parent Trap? Haha, let me know in the comments! Love you all,