Homemade Vegan Oreos

Homemade Vegan Oreos

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I could hardly eat any store-bought treats as a child, there were so few egg and nut free options at the grocery stores, and the one I really remember being excited about was Oreos. They are still my favourite store-bought cookie because, honestly, they are delicious. I hadn't ever thought to make my own until a few days ago when I saw a great blog post about homemade Oreos, and was so excited to try them out. I used a couple of different recipes as inspiration, but stuck pretty closely to the recipe by American Cupcake Abroad. For this recipe, you'll need: Cookie:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 2 tbsp rice, soy or almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

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1. Beat together the butter or margarine with the sugar until smooth.

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2. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until smooth.

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3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

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4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

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5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper. I separated the dough into quarters and rolled in out onto a lightly floured surface. I used a small glass as a cookie cutter then placed the cookies about half an inch apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Filling:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

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1. Beat together the margarine or butter and oil together until fluffy.

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2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

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And finally, once the cookies are completely cooled, sandwich two halves with about a teaspoon of the filling.

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The verdict:

These are absolutely amazing and so decadent. With a glass of milk or a cup of tea, there's nothing better. I think this would be great to bring to a get together or potluck because it is such a classic dessert, yet so much more delicious when homemade.

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