Saturday, June 18, 2011

O-O-Oreo!

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J and I just celebrated our 6th anniversary, so it's kind of fitting that I upload the one snack that we always seem to have around our house. Oreo's are one of J's favorite treats, and ever since we got married they seem to sort of just be one of those rotating treats that our house is only without between grocery trips. It dawned on me the other day that I could probably make them, for cheaper, than what we spend on them each year.  Honestly, I'm not sure if these were much cheaper since I used a cake mix, but they sure were yummy - and they might replace to usual blue package in the cabinet.

If you're wondering how good they are, then just know that once you make them you'll be so addicted!  And know also, that if you make them for a party or friends, people will beg you to bring them to every event there after.  It's a lot like the dark forrest cupcakes, you'll never hear the end of it from friends and family. 

What you'll need: 
  • Chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge but you can use any chocolate cake mix) 
  • 1 Cup of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup of Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/8 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (1 Stick) 
  • 2 Cups of Sifted Powder Sugar (or more depending on desired consistency) 
How it's done: 

1. Preheat your oven to 350*F. 

2. Mix together Cake Mix, Eggs, Oil, and Flour. (Mixture will seem oily, but it's okay!) Add chocolate chips if you want them in the mix. 

3.  Using a teaspoon (it seems small, but it's perfect size, I promise) scoop out batter, form it into a ball and place on a cookie sheet.  Using the teaspoon guarantees that the cookies will be uniform in size. 
4. Bake for 9-11 Minutes. 

For the Oreo Cream: 

5. Cream the Shortening, and Butter in mixer.  

6. Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar, and mix until creamy.  

7. Once the cookies have cooled, pipe filling into onto one cookie and top with another cookie.  Whallah, Oreos!  O-O-Oreo, the right stuff!