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Friday, November 12, 2010

Homemade Oreos

I used the King Arthur Flour recipe for faux-reos. But I can call them homemade oreos, because I'm not a company that might get sued. I'd been excited about these since I first saw them in my favorite catalog, the King Arthur Flour catalog. The secret ingredient ti dutch cocoa that is really dark black. I bought some awhile ago, with the intention of making these cookies.

The package from King Arthur.

First you cream together the butter and sugar.

Then add in the cocoa and flour.

As you start to mix, it gets really dark, until you have your finished dough. 

Take balls of dough, and smash them into cookies with the bottom of a drinking glass, and bake.

While baking, make the icing. I found I needed more water in the icing than it calls for, and it was still pretty dry and lumpy. But this is icing nobody sees, so lumps are ok.

After the cookies were done baking, I tried to match even size cookies together, and then I just squished two between a tablespoon or two of the icing.

These are a lot bigger than store bought Oreos!

For the recipe, as well as pictures of making a version that includes espresso and peppermint, check out King Arthur Flour.


  1. These look delish!!! I can't wait to try the recipe!