Homemade Oreos with a Cookie Stamp

homemade oreos

Are there any oreo fans out there? Then I got something for you! Since I promised to present more cookies during my second year of blogging, I decided to give oreos a try. And alas, homemade ones are so much better than bought ones!

homemade oreoAnd since I am organizing a coffee invite event (check out further details here), I would recommend to make oreos for this occasion. Shared with a glass of milk, divine!

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Many have asked me why I used a cookie stamp on a sandwich cookie. I got the idea from Kessy who I stumbled upon on Pinterest. I mean, if you can stamp sugar cookies, why not go for a sandwich cookie? The dough is perfect and you get to do it on both sides if you so desire. However, if you prefer the regular sugar cookie version, try this one.

I have also been asked who made the cookie stamp. I got it done by the German online store Pimp my cake. I can highly recommend that store, not sure though if they also shop internationally. They were very kind when I first submitted my stamp idea and informed me that my font was too thin and would probably not show on the cookie. So I changed my idea slightly and everything was taken care of professionally. My cookie stamp was designed by whitemoongraphics. I can highly recommend Jorge, he also designed my logo.

homemade oreoBut now let’s go back to the oreos. Dare I say that I find them better than the original? Yes, because I always feel that you get a sugar shock if you eat bought oreos. I decided to go with a much less sweet version for the filling. Not too sweet. If you are looking for something close to the original if the same high amount of sugar, go with this recipe.

The dough is prepared in a jiffy. However, please note that it is very crucial that the butter and egg do have room temperature. If you forgot to take out both, place the egg in warm water for a few minutes and cut the butter into 4-5 pieces. Cover the butter pieces with a mug you previously had filled with boiling water. Obviously you should discard the water before placing the mug on the butter pieces. Apart from room-temperature butter and eggs, don’t overmix the dough and you will be fine.

As stated, the filling is not as sweet. I decided to go with Italian buttercream. Don’t be scared, it is not as complicated as it sounds. As long as you follow the timeline, you will be fine. Yes, you have to be patient, in total the cream takes about 15min of beating to be done. I have done it with a hand-held mixer, but obviously it is easier if you have a kitchenaid. Once you have successfully tried this buttercream, I am sure you will never want to go back.

I added some tips in the recipe in order to see the cookie stamp properly. The most important is that you chill the dough. Chill after having prepared it, but also chill once you cut out the cookies. Also, I decided not to add any leavener to the dough to be sure that the cookies don’t spread.

Alright, but now let’s get baking!

Homemade Oreos with a Cookie Stamp

Print Recipe
Serves: 24 cookies Cooking Time: 1hr preparation + 1hr chilling + 7-8 min of baking

Ingredients

  • Oreo Cookies
  • 120 grams of butter at room temperature (mandatory)
  • 100 grams of regular sugar
  • 1 egg, size M or L
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 200 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Filling
  • 30 + 65 grams of regular sugar
  • 30 milliliters of water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 160 grams of butter at room temperature

Instructions

1

For the oreo cookies cream butter with sugar in a large bowl for about two minutes until fluffy.

2

Add the egg and vanilla extract and cream for about a minute.

3

Add flour and cocoa and only beat until it forms into a ball. Do not overbeat.

4

Cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least half an hour. Even better is overnight. Chilling is mandatory.

5

Take out dough and divide in half, put half back in the fridge and roll out other half. It is normal that the dough feels like a brick due to chilling, knead a little with your hands if too hard to roll out.

6

If working with a cookie stamp, be sure to roll out thick, about half a centimeter or more. Flour your cookie stamp and cut out desired shapes. Try to distribute your strength evenly. If you have a stamp without an additional cookie cutter, first stamp and then cut out shape, not the other way around.

7

Chill in fridge again for about 15min before baking while oven is preheating. This will help for the cookies to keep their shape and to see the stamp clearly. As the cookies don't have any leavener, they will not spread, you can put them very close to each other. Repeat with remaining dough.

8

Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 7-8 minutes on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Let cool while preparing the filling.

9

For the filling boil 30 grams of sugar with water for about five minutes. Be sure to keep it at rather medium-high temperature.

10

Meanwhile beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add 65 grams of sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form. This usually takes in total about seven minutes.

11

While still beating the egg whites on high, add the sugar sirup. Be careful while slowly adding the sirup to the egg whites. Continue beating until your bowl has room temperature again, this will at least take five more minutes.

12

Once cool to the touch, add the butter slowly. I usually cut it up in four pieces and add one at a time. Don't be surprised if at some point the batter will look runny, this is normal, just continue beating until you have a smooth cream.

13

Pipe cream on one oreo cookie and sandwich together with another.

14

Enjoy with a glass of milk.

Notes

You need to be sure that the butter and egg are at room temperature. This is really important. If you forgot to take out either on time, place the egg in warm water for a few minutes and cut the butter into 4-5 pieces. Cover the butter pieces with a mug you previously had filled with boiling water. Obviously you should discard the water before placing the mug on the butter pieces.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    TurksWhoEat
    Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 06:25 PM

    That cookie stamp is just perfect, I love it! Is it weird I want one made now even though I have no idea what I would put on it haha? Homemade oreos sound amazing also!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 07:35 PM

      I was also excited to have it custom-made!

  • Reply
    Lathiya
    Monday February 26th, 2018 at 08:40 PM

    My kids will go ga- ga over this ( even me)..love it and love your stamp

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Monday February 26th, 2018 at 08:41 PM

      Thanks, Lathiya, they were so much better than the original if I may say so…

  • Reply
    Antonia (Zoale)
    Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 01:23 AM

    I have to get one of those stamps, just adorable! Your cookies look splendid! Thank you for sharing with everyone over at Fiesta Friday!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 06:28 AM

      Thanks, Antonia!

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