Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies



I got the recipe for these cookies from Smitten Kitchen. She mentions that she uses less sugar than the original recipe calls for, and I used the lower amount too. But the next time I make these, I will probably experiment with using even less. The cookies were still very sweet, and left me craving that saltiness you get with Oreos (my brother mentioned the same thing). I also used salted butter, and used a generous 1/4 tsp of salt - I would probably increase that slightly too. However, these were still very good, and I will definitely be making them again!

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Cookies:

- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 Tbsp butter at room temperature
- 1 egg

Filling:

- 4 Tbsp butter at room temperature
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla

Oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor or an electric mixer, mix the dry ingredients, including sugar. On low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Mix until dough comes together. Place rounded teaspoons of dough on cookie sheets and flatten the dough slightly with damp hands. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating trays half-way through. Cool cookies on baking sheets on wire rack.

Meanwhile make the filling:
Mix butter and shortening, then gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Mix on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Assemble cookies using about 1 tsp of filling per sandwich.

10 comments:

Lewis said...

I am an absolute fan of everything you create!

I am definitely going to try this one out. I am addicted to Little Debbie Oatmeal cookies and this sounds like an oatmeal oreo hybrid :)

Wonderful creation!

~Lewis
TableBread

Felicia said...

My goodness those look delicious!

Mansi Desai said...

Perfect!! just like the ones you get in the market!:) oreo makes anything tasty!!:D

Carrie said...

We made them. We ate them.
I lowered the sugar to about 3/4 cup and added almost an extra 1/4 tsp. salt. So Tasty. I'm hoping to experiment with non-hydrogenated shortening. .. something about cottonseed oil in food grosses me out.
Yum. Thanks for the rockin' recipe.

Emilie said...

Honestly, these looks sooo perfect, really. The picture is a great one, too.
Oh, I like the name of your blog. I'm getting on the train to "Pietown"

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those look so cute all stacked up there! I love them!

Lewis said...

I made them, I LOVED them!!!

I posted a review of my efforts to recreate these cookies. I invite you to join in on the discussion:

TableBread Makes Cookies

~Lewis
TableBread

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Oh My! Those look too delightful. I bet they are 100 times better than an oreo.

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

YUM YUM!! This recipe sounds great. Am definitely going to try these out. Hve never made sandwich cookies before.Thanks for the thumbs up to the Korova Cookies...LOL

Nicole said...

Oh those look soooo good! Maybe I'll surprise my hubby with these. Thanks for sharing!