November 8, 2010

Homemade Oreos

A friend at work was having a birthday!!! Yay, perfect opportunity to make some treats.  I decided to go with good 'ol oreos.  Who doesn't love homemade oreos?  I made this cookie recipe, minus the red food coloring and I went with three different fillings.  1. The common cream cheese frosting, 2. peanut butter (my favorite) and 3. coconut pecan (the experiment).  I think the peanut butter ended up being the favorite out of the three.  The coconut pecan didn't stand out very much to me, all I could taste was the chocolate cookie with a little coconut texture.  If you have a big chocolate/peanut butter lover in the family, make them these cookies and they will love you forever!!    
German Chocolate

Peanut Butter (Left) and Cream Cheese (Right)

Homemade Oreos
-I made a triple batch of these chocolate cookies, minus the red food coloring

Coconut Pecan Filling: 
From: Jenn -
Enough to fill 12 cookies

2 egg yolks
1/2 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. sugar
6 Tbl. butter
1 1/3 c. sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 c. pecans, chopped

Beat egg yolks, milk and vanilla in a large saucepan with wire whisk until well blended.  
Add sugar and butter; cook on medium until thickened and golden brown, about 12 minutes,  stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add coconut and pecans; mix well.  Cool to room temperature.  

Peanut Butter Frosting:
From: Jenn -
Enough to fill about 16 cookies

8 Tbl. (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
3/4 c. peanut butter
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
evaporated milk

Cream butter and peanut butter.  Add salt and vanilla.  Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until creamy.  Add enough evaporated milk to reach desired consistency.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am excited to make these! I just had one question: How much is one cube of butter? (For the peanut butter filling.) Thank you!