Oreos are currently my favorite cookies. They are so cheap and you get so many. While I am a sucker for the chocolate cookies, I never it the white stuff in the middle. It is unnatural to me and it leaves a filmy after taste. Did I mention, the white stuff does nothing for the cookies. If anything the chocolate cookies have to make up for the filling. I just scrap out the cream, dunk them in almond milk, and enjoy. Today, we will be doing just that at home. I will attempt to make an enjoying filling though.
Homemade Oreo Cookies Recipe
2/3 cups Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (Earth Balance)
1 cups raw sugar
1 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the cocoa powder, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt to a large bowl. Whisk it together.
In a separate bowl, use a wooden spoon to cream together butter and sugar.
In yet another small bowl, beat together the flax seed and water until goopy.
And the flax mixture to the cream butter and sugar, along with the vanilla extract.
Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir and stir and stir until it is all mixed together.
Use parchment paper to form the dough into a cylinder about 1 inch in diameter.
Wrap the cylinder of dough in parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove the dough from the freezer and use a large knife to slice 1/8 inch disc.
Place the disc on to baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake them for 18 - 20. The chocolate cookies should be hard when fully baked.
Vegan Buttercream Frosting Recipe
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup vegan butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon almond milk
Beat together vegetable shortening and vegan butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl.
When smooth, gradually mix in powdered sugar.
Mix in almond milk one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the spread-ability you desire.
Beat on high for 2 additional minutes, incorporating air, to make it light and fluffy.
About The Take-Out Diet: I Love Dining-In, Taking-Out, and Driving-Thru. Since it is physically, mentally, and financially impossible for me to do that everyday, I bought a fryolator. That it is a lie. I do find ways to make my favorite restaurant dishes at home, though. You are welcome to join me everyday at 3pm EST in my kitchen. See you soon.