Sunday, February 12, 2012

Homemade Valentine's Day Oreos

I wanted to make a Valentine's Day treat, but all the recipes out there include a heart shape cutter and I don't have one. Instead of making something in the shape of a heart I made homemade Oreos with pink filling. This recipe was adapted from

Recipe: Homemade Valentine's Day Oreos
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
10 Tbsp. Butter at room temperature
1 large egg

2 Tbsp. butter at room temperature
1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
20 drops red food coloring

Preheat over to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. (It you want to make  chocolate and white cookies, cut the recipe in half for each flavor. Do not add cocoa to the white cookie mixture, but do add an extra 1/4 cup flour to it. Also cut the cocoa for the chocolate cookies to 1/4 cup cocoa.)

Add butter and egg to the dry mix (mixes) until well blended.

Drop tsp sized balls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Place 2 inches apart from one another.

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

To make cream cheese filling mix cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla and food coloring, mix. Add powdered sugar and mix until blended.

Once cookies have cooled spread layer of filling onto one cookie and top with another cookie.

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