Homemade Oreos

How do you enjoy your Oreo?
Let me start by saying Oreo has truly perfected the taste of these sandwich cookies! The chocolate wafer is in fact salty (if you noticed) while the sweetness exude only from the white creamy filling. My first batch was sweet wafers plus sweet fillings and that presented a single dimension in taste, just sweet (duh) and forgettable. On the second batch of the wafers, without tweaking the dough, I piped cream cheese filling instead and it was true love. It created an element of surprise that also balances out the sweetness, making it quite frankly, a far more memorable cookie!

As Japan slowly tiptoe back to normalcy, business travel between countries has also resumed. This batch of Oreos were made for special hand delivery to the folks at Tokyo office. Just like Peggy said hopefully, for a spot of sunshine :)

To Japan with
Ingredients
Chocolate Wafer
  • 1¼ cup plain flour (or all-purpose)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cup caster sugar
  •  ½ cup and 2 tsb (142g) unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C and line baking tray with baking sheet
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar until well combined
  3. Add butter and followed by an egg slowly into the batter until it forms a soft dough
  4. Use a rounded teaspoon to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and use a flat-bottomed glass to flatten the dough. To ensure that every piece is of the same size, use a round cookie cutter to set the consistent shape
  5. Bake the wafers for 8-10 minutes and set the baking sheets on a rack to cool
  6. Pair up the wafers of the same size and set aside
 Cream Cheese Filling
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cream cheese (or vegetable shortening for a sweet filling)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 vanilla pod (or 2 tsp vanilla extract), scraped
Adapted from Cupcake Project

Directions
  1. Place butter and cream cheese in a bowl and beat on low speed
  2. Add powdered sugar gradually and scraped in vanilla beans
  3. Turn the mixer up high and beat for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy
To assemble the cookies, fill the cream in a pastry bag and pipe the cream in circular over the flip-side of a wafer. Lightly press another piece of wafer over it and work the same until all the cookies are done! 

I may have failed in a lot (a lot!) of baking attempts but I'm proud to report that the "easiness" of these cookies had me shinning with pride from the first tray fresh off the oven! Do try both the fillings to work our your preference :) Happy baking!
Dunk generously in a glass of milk!

31 comments:

  1. My sons just love oreos! I know they'll be in heaven if I were to make these! :D Great looking cookies!

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  2. Your oreos look so cute! I'm sure your colleagues will be delighted!

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  3. These are so beautiful! Who ever knew you could make homemade Oreos. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to exploring your recipes! :)

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  4. These look so perfect and delicious. I don't eat oreo's very often but i didn't realise they biscuit was salty :")

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  5. Oh I love making storebought things at home and these look so yummy! Great styling, too.

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  6. Oreo: I can't get into the milk!
    Tigerfish: I can't get out of your post, thinking about these cookies.

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  7. Believe it or not, I tried Oreos for the first time the other day, and they're not bad at all. Surprisingly light. I might give your recipe a go because they look so good.

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  8. @Jeannie
    Oh you must make these! Store bought Oreos will never be the same :)

    @Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking
    Hi Georgia! Thanks for stopping by :) You've an amazing blog too!

    @Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    I agree :) I find it extra fascinating to reporduce store bought things. Thanks for your compliment!

    @tigerfish
    Hahah! Cute ;)

    @OohLookBel
    Oh I can't believe you "just" tried Oreos! Where have you been :P

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  9. How thoughtful and sweet! I love Oreos best with a cup of milk!

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  10. Wow they look fantastic! Well done!!

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  11. I hope the office liked your cookies :) I like the addition of salt too, I won't be forgetting that flavour combination any time soon! And I saw that one of the captions was 'how do you enjoy your oreo?' my answer is....by eating as many as possible! :D

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  12. Homemade Oreo's? Love it! I've been making my own ice cream lately and these would make a perfect addition ;)

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  13. @XingyMingy
    Your answer is the best, ever! :D

    @wgfoodie
    Oh that's really wonderful, homemade ice-cream and oreos :)

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  14. My husband would love these. What a fabulous treat!

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  15. Looks great and I bet people in Japan will appreciate it. :)

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  16. YUM! These look incredible!!!

    fivetdsisters.blogspot.com

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  17. oh boy..what have u done? I just have got to make them! these looks soooo tempting! they actually look tricky to make but u said it is easy. ;) And beautiful photos!

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  18. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm & beautiful pictures as always!

    i always use to scrape off the cream to just enjoy the chocolate cookie...~~~ haha!
    or i use to dip them in peanutbutter! ( inspired by parent trap) haha

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  19. Oh my, this is one sexy cookie. The combo of salty and sweetness is just such a wicked combo. Love the substitution of cream cheese for the filling. These look and sound delicious!

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  20. Homemade Oreos surely will spoil you for the rest of your life. You'll never be able to go back to the packaged, off-the-shelf variety ever again. ;)

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  21. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm oreos first you twist it then you lick it then you dunk it hahaha that ad was sooo cutE!

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  22. I know what you mean about the salty adding that much more. I like how Reese's peanut butter cups have that bit of saltiness to them too! These look wonderful! :D

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  23. They are dangerously delicious and addictive! :-))

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  24. Min, I have made these already and they are to die for! Absolutely delicious (and were a hit at the office!).
    Yours look so perfect - and the photos are beautiful!
    xx

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  25. @Betty
    Yes! Perfect right before the dunk!

    @Patricia Scarpin
    Oh yes you're right about it being a hit in the office :) Thank you for your compliments!

    @Little Inbox
    Hahah yes, use unsweetened Dutch process cocoa :)

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  26. They're almost too pretty to eat! Beautiful presentation. I wish I could have some with a cup of coffee. Thanks for visiting me :)

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  27. I've been wanting to make homemade oreos for the longest time! Your version looks so good!! I love that it's not too huge, just the right amount of filling and wafer. Yum!

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