Saturday, September 17, 2011

♥ cookies & cream.

i hung out with my very best friends last night and wanted to surprise them
with a yummy dessert to accompany their delicious dinner.

since my favorite thing on earth is oreo ice cream, i thought i would try
my hand at home-made oreo cookies, and boy, am i happy i did.
grab yourself a tall glass of milk and get baking!

this recipe is adapted from smitten kitchen & martha stewart,
originally spotted on everday musings.

chocolate cookie recipe:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 -to 1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter (room temp)
*1 large egg

*in my case, i forgot that i was totally out of eggs and substituted 
with half a banana and milk-- and it worked!!

preheat oven to 375 degrees 
with an electric mixer, thoroughly mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda & baking powder.
while pulsing, add butter & then egg (* or banana and milk)
continue mixing until dough comes together
take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on baking sheet
bake for 9 minutes, set on a cooling rack
add cream filling and put cookie sandwiches together.

filling recipe:
1/2 stick unsalted butter (room temp)
1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

in a large bowl, using the electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.
gradually add confectioner's sugar and granulated sugar, beating until combined.
beat in vanilla extract.

2 ♥ love notes.:

  1. OMG these look amazing! Now that the weather is cooling off, all I want to do is bake. I'll have to add these to my list.


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