C is for cookies

16 Apr

Cookies. For me, these always turn out one of two ways. Either with an amazing texture, wonderfully soft when you bite into them with a slightly crunchier outer coat or unfortunatley, a gooey mess in the tray, more than likely due to measurements gone haywire!

I came across this recipe for Oreo like cookie on cocoaandcheese.blogspot.com and couldn’t resist baking them, they looked so tasty. I was intrigued! Thankfully they turned out delightful, I loved assembling them and for once remembered to photograph my endeavours! When I make them again I will definelty make them slightly smaller as they are quite filling and I would perhaps fill them with some homemade vanilla ice cream (boldness overload!!)

For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup  cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

For the filling:
1/4 cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375˚.

In a food processor or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa , baking soda and powder, salt, sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.

Roll rounding teaspoons of batter between your hands to get little balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.

To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, an at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.

To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip (I used a plastic freezer bag with a corner cut off), pipe teaspoon size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookies. Continue this process until all of the cookies have been sandwiched in cream. Enjoy with a large glass of moo juice!


One Response to “C is for cookies”


  1. Whoopie Pies « - November 1, 2009

    […] one of my few baking peeves! So instead of the filling I used the vanilla filling from the oreo cookies. You beat equal quantities of butter and vegetable fat with one two tsp of vanilla and then […]

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