I saw these on the King Arthur Flour website a couple weeks ago and I knew that I would be making them for Halloween. With orange filling, of course. They don't taste exactly like an Oreo, but they come pretty close and my kids got a kick out of eating them
I'm disappointed at how these pictures look because the filling is orange, but the light washed it out. Next time I will make them ORANGE so that they will show up.
Doesn't that look good? Before we get down to the recipe, let me give you the link to the King Aurthur Flour original here.
Let me first say that these are a little time consuming. You aren't going to make them when you want a package of Oreos, BUT, as a special fun treat they are perfect!
I didn't take process photos because it's Oregon and it's raining. I also live in an old house and lighting isn't good. I'll spare you the really bad shots that turn out on a day like today :)
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cold water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Beat sugar, butter and salt. Add egg, water and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour and cocoa powder, stirring until combined. *At this point I put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour* Roll out dough about 2 teaspoons worth) and place onto cookie sheet. Use the bottom of a drinking glass, dipped in cocoa powder to prevent sticking, and flatten out to 1/8 of an inch. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the filling. When the cookies are cool, scoop 1 teaspoon of filling onto one cookie and lightly press another cookie on top. Repeat with all of the cookies. Store in an airtight container.
I'll be posting Halloween friendly recipes all week next week, ending with a look at what we are going to be enjoying for our Halloween get together. I'm looking forward to sharing some good ideas with you, if you have an idea to share, leave it in the comments!