Homemade Oreos

Ingredients (~30 sandwich cookies):


Cookies-

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg, room temp

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt


Filling-

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp

1/4 cup vegetable shortening, room temp

1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla paste (sub 1 tsp vanilla extract)


Directions:


1. Prepare the cookies- cream butter and sugar until well incorporated. Mix in egg. Mix in vanilla. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to mix. Add dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated. Divide dough in half, and roll into two logs. Wraps logs in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350º and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove 1 log from fridge and slice into thin rounds. Arrange rounds on cookie sheet. Repeat with 2nd log. Bake cookie sheets in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until set. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

3. Prepare the filling- mix butter and shortening until well-combined, about 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla and mix for another minute, until sugar is well incorporated. Move filling to a piping bag (or you can spread the filling on cookies with a knife). Pipe filling onto a cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with all cookies. 

4. Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week.