Last weekend we all drove to my parents’ house for a visit and also to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. Because I always talk about baking all kinds of sweet treats I thought I’d make something to take along for them to sample – I don’t see them often, so they very rarely get to try anything I’ve made.
I decided that cookies would be easiest to travel with, so I tried Smitten Kitchen’s homemade Oreos recipe.
There has been a bit of a debate in Smitten Kitchen’s homemade Oreos comments about whether or not it is okay to use regular (not Dutch-processed) cocoa powder for these cookies. Well, I was out of Dutch-processed cocoa and used regular unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder to make these. They turned out just fine, and puffier, than the photos I have seen where people used Dutch-processed.
I thought they tasted similar to the good old Oreo cookie, but not quite. I actually did not like the taste of the homemade Oreos dunked in milk, but I love the store-bought Oreos dunked in milk.
The filling itself does taste very similar to the original. I probably double-stuffed my Oreos, as you can tell by the photo!
I packaged up the cookies individually in mini treat bags and tied them with a silver twist tie to give to everyone, and everyone enjoyed them.