America’s favorite cookie:
Except… these are homemade!
And much healthier for you.
Unlike Oreos, the cookies above are whole-grain, with no artificial flavors or high-fructose corn syrup. They are also much lower in sugar than store-bought Oreos. And just in case you were wondering…
Yes, they really do taste like Oreos.
Homemade always tastes better.
(makes 20-24 sandwich cookies, depending on the size of your circle cutter)
- 3/4 cup spelt flour (or all-purpose, or gluten-free all-purpose) (120g)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder (30g) (regular cocoa is fine; they just won’t taste as authentic)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp xylitol or sugar (or coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice) (78g)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil (44g)
- 3 tbsp milk of choice (45g)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave) (30g)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar or Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar (55g)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut butter OR non-hydrogenated shortening (such as Spectrum) or Earth Balance coconut spread (58g)
Combine first 5 ingredients, and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine all liquid ingredients for the cookies. Mix wet into dry to form a dough, then refrigerate 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Put dough in a plastic bag, and smush into one big ball. Remove from bag, roll into a thin dough, and cut flat circles using a circle cutter or a circle-shaped lid. Bake on a greased cookie tray for 10 minutes; they’ll still look a little underdone when they come out of the oven, but that’s ok. Important: allow to cool 10 minutes before removing from the tray.
To make the filling, mix all filling ingredients in a small food processor (or patiently, with a fork). (If using coconut butter, make sure it is melted.) Put about a scant teaspoon-full (3g) on half of the cookie discs, then top each with remaining cookie discs and fridge so filling firms up. Store in the fridge so the filling stays hard.
Question of the Day:
Do you know any Oreo lovers?
Oreos are known as America’s favorite cookie, with over 70 million Oreos sold each day! Who is eating all those Oreos???
Link of the Day:
…………..Nutella Fudge Pops