Thursday, October 21, 2010

GF Oreo Cookies

OMG, these cookies are phenomenal!!! I saw this recipe about two hours ago on one of the blogs I follow ( I have no self-control and had to try this recipe ASAP. And, even better, I've really been wanting some Oreos lately. My husband and I tasted the chocolate wafer dough and weren't overjoyed. But, we stuck to the recipe and put them in the oven. To our surprise, the wafers taste delicious and are crisp like a normal cookie. The cream is delicious! When I was putting the sandwich cookies together, I was worried I didn't have enough cream. But, once you start eating them there is the perfect amount of cream. These GF Oreos are delicious and taste better than store-bought Oreos. I can't wait to share these with my family this weekend!

Chocolate Wafer Ingredients:                      ·½ cup & 2 TBS butter, softened   
·1 ¼ cups GF all-purpose flour                         ·1 egg
·¼ tsp xanthan gum                                           Cream Filling Ingredients:
·½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder              ·¼ cup butter, softened
·1 tsp baking soda                                              ·¼ cup Crisco
·¼ tsp baking powder                                        ·2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
·¼ tsp salt                                                             ·2 tsp vanilla extract
·1 cup sugar                                                        

Preheat oven to 375˚. In the kitchen mixer bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. While on low speed, add the butter and then the egg. Continue mixing until the dough comes together in a mass.

Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a baking sheet, lined with a silicone baking mat, two inches apart. Slightly flatten the dough with your hands. Bake for 8 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on stovetop to cool.

To make the cream, place butter and Crisco in the kitchen mixing bowl. At low speed, gradually beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.

To assemble the cookies, spoon a teaspoon-size blob of cream onto the bottom center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie.

Makes 25-30 Oreo cookies.

*In case you are wondering, for all of my recipes that refer to "GF all-purpose flour" I use Bob's Red Mill GF All-Purpose Baking Flour.