Who is excited about that title? I know I am! Recently I made a birthday cake for my sister-in-law, and after altering the decorating instructions I was left with a large amount of cream cheese frosting. Now what to do with an abundance of cream cheese frosting deliciousness? Well you could eat it, and make yourself completely sick; you could make another cake or cupcakes, which I almost did; or you could make these super simple and inexpensive Oreos!
Now I know that buying Oreos at the store is not so outrageously expensive that you need to avoid it at all costs, but saving a little money, making something yourself and knowing all of the ingredients sure does make a gal (or guy) feel good!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Beat sugar and butter until fluffy, then beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt to combine. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture, until soft dough forms.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough as thin as possible, about 1/4″. Cut any shapes desired, and re-roll and cut scraps also. Place cookies 1-inch apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time at 350F for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on wire racks before icing.
I have a tasty recipe for a cream cheese frosting in this post, but I would recommend cutting it down to a third, because there is no way you will need this much. Or feel free to use your favourite icing recipe from home!
Once the cookies have cooled completely slather on a generous helping of icing and a second cookie, and voila! An oreo from your kitchen. Enjoy :)