Remember that time I tried to make homemade oreos for a birthday party?
This is what they looked like.
Yikes. I know. And if it is possible, they actually TASTED worse than they looked. Shocking, but true.
After I recovered from the debacle, I called Kathleen. Cause Kathleen knows how to make everything. And after I over-dramatically retold the nightmare that was my baking experience, I begged her to try to make them. I emailed her the recipe and just said, “when you get a chance, will you see if it’s the recipe or…. sniff…. me?”
Because I usually pride myself in my baking skillz, so this was a tough situation.
And late last week a package arrived at my door with this note:
Apparently, it wasn’t the recipe. Because good gracious these are delicious.
So now that I know the recipe is trusty, I will share. Because I don’t exactly remember where it came from [sorry bout it], I’m going to rename them.
KATHLEEN KNOWS OREOS
Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies
For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar [see recipe note] 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg
For the filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
I still don’t exactly know what I did wrong, but you better believe I’m going to give this recipe another whirl. Probably.
After, of course, I finish eating the ones Kathleen sent me.