Sunday, January 31, 2016

Because Betty HAD to bake too :)



Because Betty did need to bake this weekend too….homemade Oreos :) partly for me and partly for a thank you to the best parents ever for dealing with me and for helping to hang stuff in my apartment today. I really wanted to add peanut butter powder in the frosting part but knew they wouldn't like it….next time :) 
  
Enjoy! 
Oreo Cookies:

3/4 cup flour of choice (I used white wheat baking flour) 
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar (I used coconut sugar because I had it and wanted to try it! )
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) 
3 tbsp milk of choice
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Filling:
1/2 cup plus one tablespoon powdered sugar  1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter 

Directions: 
1.Combine first 5 ingredients and mix together until combined. 
2.add the remaining liquid ingredients. Mix until combined and forms a dough.

3.Place in the refrigerator in a ball shape in a ziplock bag for at least 30 minutes before baking.
4.When ready to bake take out of fridge (if longer than 30 mins let it sit for 5 minutes) 
 5.Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 
6. Remove from bag, roll into a thin dough, and cut flat circles using a cookie cutter, top of a wine glass or lid. (Make sure to make an even amount so each one has a buddy!)
7.Place on parchment paper on the cookie tray and bake  for 8- 10 minutes (depends on thickness and size you cut them) (they will still look a little undercooked and shiny when they come out of the oven. They will finish baking on the tray. (I am terrible at this part seeing as why half of my cookies broke ( more for me to munch on!) BUT allow cookies  to cool at least 10 minutes before removing from the tray (make the frosting at this time to occupy yourself!).
8.To make the frosting , mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix until combined with a fork or wisk (make sure butter is somewhat melted!! Not liquid but not straight from the fridge---I nuked mine for about 20 seconds) 
Place frosting on one cookie and top it with another cookie( make sure cookies are cooled!)! 
9.If not eating right away place in fridge to harden the frosting. ( if making ahead also store in the fridge so the filling stays hard.) 
10.Enjoy with some milk, ice cream, peanut butter or all three :)

Recipe adapted from:
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/10/24/healthy-oreos/#grUUrM6