Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cookies and Cream!

I’ve been gone for a while now, but with good cause.  I finally moved into my new home, a week before Pessach.  Great to be finally in my own place, although there is still much to do to have it totally put together.   That and having a 4 month old baby took up much of my time and energy.
I’m having so much fun getting acquainted with my new kitchen.  Although I’m not completely unpacked (far from that, in fact)  G-d willing, I'll post before and after pictures , of the kitchen, soon.
Today, I was in the mood for Oreo type sandwich cookies.  Taking advantage of my baby's nap,  I did a web search.  This recipe is a combination of a few recipes I found online.  Not exactly the same as the real thing, but still a delicious crispy cookie with cream filling (especially dipped into a glass of milk)
Chocolate Cookie/Wafer
(Makes about 48 cookies, 24 sandwich cookies)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons margarine, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
Preheat over to 375 F. 
In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. 
Beat in the margarine and the egg. Continue mixing until dough comes together in a ball. 
Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick.  Using a cookie cutter (or a spice cover, as I did, since my cookie cutters have yet to be unpacked), cut out into 1" - 1 1/2" round. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.
Bake for 9 minutes


  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

As the cookies bake, make the filling by combining the filling ingredients with an electric mixer.
To assemble the cookie, take a spoon full of cream and roll into a ball.  Flatten between 2 cookies, flat sides facing each other.  This is your chance to pick the amount of filling.  Go ahead and double, or even triple the cream.  (And for those who only each the cream in the sandwich cookies anyways, go ahead and grab a spoon)
My kids love looking through the "window" as things bake

Up and ready to play,
as the last batch came out.
After school snack.
Perfect with a cup of milk.

All you need now, is to fill up your glass with milk and enjoy,

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