Sunday, October 5, 2014

coffee and cream homemade oreos

A friend requested I share this recipe since these cookies were apparently the best thing I have made in a while from a few sources. Quite honestly they were a fluke I knew I wanted to bake that day but had no plan these just sorta came together so here is what I did!

The Coffee Chocolate Cookie:
I used this recipe from smitten kitchen as my base in her pictures they looked so soft and fluffy, mine did not turn out like that! I am thinking because I don't use a proper mixer I just use my spoon?
As per my normal I try to make everything coffee flavoured so I added 1 tbsp instant coffee dissolved with   1 tsp hot water with my butter and egg when mixing.

As a rule when I bake I never chill or refrigerate my dough before rolling. I did pop it in the fridge for a few minutes but just to cool it a bit from being mixed. I like to roll my dough very soft but that may just be me.
I also tend to under bake when reading recipes so I went for 7 minutes and feel I could do less next time.
oooh I also halved her recipe doing so made 30 sandwich cookies so a full batch would be a lot of cookies!

I wanted my cookies pretty so when I was near done rolling the dough I used one of my plastic doilies and imprinted it into the dough by carefully rolling the rolling pin over top just once to make sure it didn't get any double lines. I cut out my cookies as usual. I will say that with the chocolate dough it was very hard with the flour to keep them looking chocolate the flour didn't really bake off all that great and was not easy to brush off afterwards so your cookies will look flour covered just a heads up.

When my cookies cooled they turned hard! That led me to make icing in hopes it would soften them up.

Vanilla Cream Icing: (I made this up and it was the best part)

1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
1 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla sugar (I bought mine from bulk barn near the sprinkles, it is very sweet a little goes a long way it also kept the icing white)

Softened the butter on the counter and then microwave it for 10 seconds add in your vanilla sugar. With a hand mixer beat the butter for a minute and then add the icing sugar 3/4 cup at a time and continue beating until soft and fluffy. Just using a knife I iced my cooled cookies and placed them in an airtight container overnight.(a must step in my opinion sandwich cookies taste better the next day)

Enjoy, in the morning you will have soft coffee and cream flavoured cookies!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for checking out my blog! These cookies look delicious and I LOVE the design on them.

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  2. fantastic dear!!!:D these look so pretty and yummy too!!

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  3. These were spectacular! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Can't wait to try your version Val!

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