Homemade Vegan Oreos
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
1. Beat together the butter or margarine with the sugar until smooth.
2. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until smooth.
3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
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.
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup margarine or butter
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
1. Beat together the margarine or butter and oil together until fluffy.
2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
And finally, once the cookies are completely cooled, sandwich two halves with about a teaspoon of the filling.
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.