If you’re about to go and buy a packet of Oreos then stop right this minute, because Holly Bell has a homemade recipe for the favourite biscuit, perfect with a glass of a milk.
220 g Salted Butter
65 g Granulated Sugar
260 g Plain Flour
65 g Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Large Egg Yolk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
70 g Salted Butter
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
150 g Icing Sugar
STEP 1: BEAT BUTTER AND SUGAR
Beat together 220g of salted butter and 65g granulated sugar with a mixer until very pale and fluffy – about 7 minutes in a stand mixer but longer if doing this by hand.
STEP 2: SIEVE COCOA POWDER
Meanwhile sieve together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and stir well. Set aside.
STEP 3: BEAT BISCUIT DOUGH
Add the yolk and vanilla to the butter mixture, beating well afterwards. Add the flour mixture in thirds, beating gently after each addition. Pull the biscuit dough together with your hands, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 3 hours.
STEP 4: COOK BISCUITS
Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Roll the chilled dough between non-stick baking parchment to about 5mm thick and cut circles with a 6cm cutter. Arrange on the tray about 2cm apart and freeze on the tray for 10 minutes. (This will ensure the biscuits don’t spread in the oven). Bake for 10 – 12 minutes then cool on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Beware that this biscuit dough is fragile so move carefully. (Repeat until all dough is used up being sure to keep the unused dough chilled whilst rolling and baking each batch of biscuits. Beware re-rolling dough more than twice as the biscuits will be tough).
STEP 5: MAKE BUTTERCREAM
Beat together the butter and vanilla extract with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until combined then add the icing sugar 1 tbsp at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat at high speed for 4 minutes until the butter cream is really soft, pale and very creamy looking.
STEP 6: ASSEMBLE AND FINISH
To assemble the Oreos set up a production line pairing the biscuits by piping the buttercream in a circle onto one of the biscuits with a dot in the middle. Sandwich together immediately. Make sure to store in an air tight tin otherwise the Oreos with soften very quickly.
Why not check out Holly’s ombre cake. Delicious