Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mock Oreo Cookies

These neither taste, nor look exactly like oreo cookies, but they're as close as I've ever gotten, and the filling is spot on. I can't remember where I found this recipe, but I think it might have been another from 'The Baking Beauties' blog.

Mock Oreo Cookies
Servings: 50

  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons egg substitute
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, margarine works fine too
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 each egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour mix, xanthan gum, egg replacer, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl of the mixer, cream the margarine and sugar until light. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions. If the dough becomes too stiff, add the milk as needed.
  5. Shape the dough into two 10"x1 1/2" rolls. Wrap in foil (or plastic wrap)and chill. Chill for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Cut into 1/8" slices, if you have a cookie stamp, you can at this point press it into the sliced cookies before baking. Bake these cookies on an UNGREASED cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the cookie sheet. Cool thoroughly on a rack.
  8. For the filling, combine confectioners' sugar, shortening, vanilla and hot water (use enough to create a good spreading texture).

1 comment:

  1. ok, not perfect as far as being an Oreo imitation. But, delicious... and they satisfy the craving for Oreos. And produce the required Oreo-like crud stuck between your teeth.