There has been many a chef with claims to having found the Holy Grail or simply put, the best cookie recipe. Is that possible? Regardless of personal preference, diets or caloric intake, cookies will always remain a secret guilty pleasure for many people worldwide. Whether the craving is for a juicy brownie, a delectable scone or a melt-in-your-mouth biscotti, the best cookie recipe is sure to be the cookie known the world over as the best cookie ever. After diligent research, the best cookie recipe must be for the most popular cookie in the world. The best cookie recipe is for homemade Oreo cookies. There are a few variations but they are all great recipes for the most famous cookie!
Homemade Oreo cookies- Ingredients
- 1 1/3 cups cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour (more for dusting)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 3 cups sifted confectioner’s/ icing sugar
To prepare the dough, sift the cocoa powder, flour and salt in a bowl. Use a mixer to cream the butter and the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time before adding the vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until the batter comes together, scraping the bottom of the bowl constantly with a spatula.
Divide the dough into two separate pieces. Place one piece between two lightly floured sheets of wax paper and roll into a 1/2-inch rectangle. Do the same for the other piece of dough. Set in the refrigerator covered with the wax paper until it becomes firm (at least an hour).
Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Remove from the fridge and bake until the cookies are slightly darker around the edges for about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
To prepare the filling
Use a cake mixer to cream the butter and the shortening until fluffy. Beat in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla. Add 1 tablespoon of filling to each cookie to make sandwiches.
Variations of Homemade Oreo cookie recipes
Variations of this recipe utilize boxed ingredients to achieve the same thing, the best cookie recipe. For this variation the following ingredients can be used: 1 Devil’s food cake mix, 1/2 cup shortening and 2 eggs. Filling: 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/4 stick of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 2-4 cups of powdered sugar.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Combine all the ingredients to form a dough. Roll the dough into balls and place on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix together all the filling ingredients and mix until smooth. Apply frosting to cooled cookies to make a sandwich. The best cookie recipe is now complete.