Homemade Oreos

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.

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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!

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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.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Oreos

  1. Shelly

    Love Home made Oreos…I made them a while back adapting from Smitten Kitchen and another site…I too used Hershey’s powder and they were good. Similar enough to the original that it was like an Oreo, but different enough to be in their own category! Double Stuff is the way to go!!

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  2. sweetie

    i used hershey’s also and my cookies came out very similar to yours. i put little holes in top so when i sandwiched them together the creme came out a bit. i also put 4 holes like buttons : )

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