Sunday, October 5, 2014
coffee and cream homemade oreos
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!
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!