DIY “Oreo” Cookies

 

Coconut Oil Recipe - Oreos with Coconut Oil Cream Filling

 

Going along with the DIY theme for April, I decided to make my own version of Oreo cookies over the weekend.  The coconut oil gave the creamy, white filling an amazing flavor!  They were gone by the end of the day.  I can’t wait to make them again… my boyfriend can’t wait either!  Try them for yourself and let us know how much you loved them!  Just think about all of the preservatives you are cutting out of your diet by using this healthy recipe instead…

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

For the chocolate cookies:
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 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg

For the white middle:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup Kelapo coconut oil
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment. In an electric mixer or food processor, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Pulsing, mix in butter. Once the butter is mixed in, add the egg and mix. Continue mixing until the dough comes together.

Scoop teaspoon-sized balls out of the batter and roll into circles. Place on baking sheets and press down slightly to flatten. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes, rotating halfway through. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets.

Beat butter and coconut oil together until fluffy. Slowly beat in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix in vanilla. Beat frosting until light and fluffy. If the frosting needs to be more stiff, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup extra powdered sugar.  Place the frosting in a pastry bag.

Once the cookies are cool, pipe frosting into the center and top with a second cookie. Press to seal and move frosting to outer edges of the cookie.

Makes approximately 25 chocolate sandwich cookies.

Adapted from The Family Kitchen

 

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4 Comments Post a comment

  1. Mandi
    May 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Ooh, I think that my guys might like this one!

  2. May 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

    They will love it! My boyfriend is a huge fan of this recipe!

  3. June 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

    These look awesome and I am loving my Kelapo coconut oil! I even created a whole Coconut Recipes Section on my site, filed under Specialty/Themed Recipes. (don’t want to link drop on you)

    Yum to these Oreos!

    • June 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

      We are so glad you liked Kelapo! I will definitely go check out your coconut recipes section! Yum 🙂

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