Sunday, October 03, 2010

Homemade 'Oreos' With Fall-Color Creams

Homemade 'Oreos' With Fall-Color Creams

There are few commercially made cookies I care to eat, but an Oreo is one I don't turn down. My grandfather loves them, too, and he keeps a cookie jar filled with them at my parents' house. Cash will occasionally eat the cookie, but he's one of those lick-the-center-clean kids. And me? I like to fill a glass with milk then drop the whole Oreo in for a few seconds before retrieving it with a spoon. (Call me strange, but I just don't like to dip my fingers into my cup.) And of course notice that I said a few seconds - 8 to 10 max - because otherwise the Oreo completely disintegrates. I don't know how they're made or what makes them melt, but I think it's their most endearing quality. And finding that same quality in a homemade cookie isn't an easy feat.

Homemade 'Oreos' With Fall-Color Creams

I've made these cookies before, but my first go-round didn't include the cream. This time I wanted to make a fall-inspired cookie, but I couldn't get chocolate out of my head. I think this is a happy medium. The cream was simple to make, and I would recommend that you don't skimp when filling the sandwiches. I wish I had put more cream in some of them, but I didn't want to tear them apart after squishing the cream to the edges. I also plopped it in with a spoon and a finger swipe, which explains the "rustic" quality of the edges.

Yeah. Rustic. We'll go with that.

Homemade 'Oreos' With Fall-Color Creams

Get the recipe: Homemade Oreos by Smitten Kitchen.

* One person told me he would be more than happy to sit down with a plate of the cookies, sans cream. He was obviously completely sold on the whole "homemade Oreo" thing. These cookies are dunkable.
* An idea: If you don't want to make your own cream you can always buy a can of vanilla icing and color it to your heart's content.
* Getting the cookies to bake all the same size is the hardest part - unless you own a cookie scoop. I don't have one to make teaspoon-size cookies, but I have a larger one, and I wish I had both.
* I packaged my cookies by filling a T-shirt box with coordinating tissue paper. It was easy to transport, inexpensive, and it looked cute, too.

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31 comments:

  1. These are super cute and I would like a sleeve of them please...with a tall glass of ice cold milk. I'm not afraid of getting my fingers wet :-)

    Like your idea for packaging too- I might have to borrow that idea.

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  2. Love these! These are adorable :) Perfect fall colors and look so delicious!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  3. I don't thimk I could stop at just one of these dangerous cookies.

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  4. These look good enough to eat. I'm also one for putting cookies into a glass of milk, they just seem to taste better that way.

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  5. Oh, they're beautiful! Rustic -- a.k.a., "made with love" -- takes precedence any day ... :)

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  6. how festive and fabulous! here's my confession--i've been known to pour some milk, just drop a bunch of oreos into the glass, and walk away. i know it's ready to eat when it's thick enough to scoop with a spoon... :)

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  7. They look great Abby!

    I do the same thing with my shirt boxes. I will actually pick up a few extra just to have for Baked goodie giving.
    ~ingrid

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  8. Rustic is good, I use that description often :D Your oreos look very fun and I'm sure taste even better then store bought.

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  9. these are so cute and look so tasty!

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  10. WOW - these are so darn fun. And they look waaaaaaaay better than the store-bought kind. (And I bet they taste better too)

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  11. A must share! These are the most festive Oreos I've ever seen!!

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  12. Abby, these are so festive! I remember stalking Oreos on the grocery shelves when I was a kid, and always chose Double Stuf over the original ones...so I like your suggestion of going heavy on the cream filling. :)

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  13. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! I want some!!! Those look so pretty Abby!! :-)

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  14. These are so fun! I'll have to see if my boys are willing to make some for me. ha ha! Yum!

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  15. Monica: Come on over! Cash would love to share. He'd live off cookies and milk if I'd let him!

    Mary: Thanks! Fall colors are my faves.

    Val: Trust me. I didn't stop at just one...

    Vickie: Oh, they were VERY edible! You should try them!

    Mary: Made with love - absolutely!

    Cookies: Thanks so much!

    Grace: You're speaking my language!

    Ingrid: Like minds, my friend!

    Anna: Thanks! They were great. And pretty similar to real Oreos.

    Anh: Thanks! They were fun to make.

    Eliana: Yep! Lots of fun. I love baking cute treats!

    Red Kathy: I HAD to share them to keep myself from eating them all!

    Maddie: My grandfather loves the chocolate-filled Oreos! He keeps them at all times.

    Carrie: Thanks, girl! Hope you can make them gluten-free!

    Mindy: Tell those boys to get to work! These cookies are worth it.

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  16. I think I am in love! Homemade Oreo cookies-delicious. Filled with autumn color cream is simply divine. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. WOW! these are too cute! I love your first photo of them all stacked up. :)

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  18. are the cookies hard like oreo cookies or are they a little softer??

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  19. Anonymous: They are crisp, with a sandy texture. But they're not chewy. Thanks for asking!

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  20. Abby Thank you for quick response, I can't wait to try them!!!

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  21. these are so cute! love the funky colours! very creative!

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  22. they look so festive! I love them!

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  23. These look fabulous and I love the fall coloured filling!

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  24. They look amazing! But why do these pictures differ with the ones on the recipe? These look fuller, while the others look flat and flimsy. Did you do something different?
    Joanna
    josweetlife@aol.com

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  25. In response to Joanna, I found this comment on the original recipe post.

    "deb / May 22, 2007 / 49
    Hi Deepa — What a great idea. I would definitely give rolling-out a shot. I’ve seen some pictures from people who have made these (including yours) over the weekend and am surprised that everyone else’s are so much puffier than mine. Now, there’s still a bit of baking powder/soda in it, so they’ll still puff, but perhaps less so. Otherwise, you can always flatten them even more with your fingers (water will keep them from sticking) to encourage a more Oreo-like shape."

    Not much of an answer, but that's all I can find, folks. I followed the recipe to the letter! I agree that Smitten's look flatter - and chewier, in my opinion - than the ones I made. And I've made this recipe more than once and got the same result every time!

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  26. I'm diabetic but I think I can find a way to make them so I can eat one or two every once in a while. My 2 yr old little girl is always asking for a cookie or treat she'd love to help me make these!

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  27. I love how you did the different colors for the filling! Gorgeous!

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