This recipe is easy to make but cutting the cookie will be time consuming. You do have to refrigerate each time you will cut the cookie with cookie cutter unless you roll it in a ball and flatten it with the bottom of a glass. Home made Oreos are worth the effort!
Ingredients for cookie dough
1 1/3 cups Dutch cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
a few drop of black food coloring (optional) to get the black chocolate color for the cookie
2/3 stick butter
2 cups confectioners sugar sifted ( white powder sugar )
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: Oven at 325 degrees about 30 cookies
Prepare dough. Sift together in a bowl cocoa powder, flour and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream butter, sugar and eggs then add vanilla. Using an electric mixer.
Add dry ingredients and black food coloring to egg mixture, mix well.
Divide dough in two, place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Use cocoa powder lightly between sheets of parchment paper so that dough will not stick.
Roll dough between paper than refrigerate for 15 minutes in the freezer. Use a round cookie cutter, cut dough and transfer to cookie cut outs to cookie sheet line with parchment paper. Repeat this until all dough is used, this part will be repeated rolling dough onto parchment paper and refrigerated a few times. It will be worth the trouble. You must work fast because hand heat will make dough soft and it must be refrigerated again. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
Prepare filling by mixing all ingredients until fluffy. Make a little ball of filling and place in the center of the cookie. Place the other cookie top lightly and with a twisting movement and a little pressure, filling will spread around the sandwich cookie.
It will take time cutting the cookies because the dough gets soft fast. These will be the best homemade oreos cookies!
Rich chocolate flavor