Homemade Oreo Hearts

Now I've done homemade Oreos before, but given my Type A personality, I couldn't deal with the cookies in them being different shapes and sizes. I was looking through old posts from Bake at 350 the other day, and saw a post for her version of Oreos, and decided I needed to try again (especially since her's were so darn cute). Since I liked my version of the cream filling, I used that again, but tried her recipe for the cookies. And with it being Valentine's Day and all, I made these cookies in a heart shape!

These cookies are cut out cookies, so they require a little more work. I had a ton of trouble getting the dough to stick together, and it was obvious when they were baked. I'm not sure what my problem was, but even if they're hard to get to come together, the taste is totally worth the extra effort. These cookies are the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and would taste great by themselves.

Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

2.5c flour
1/2c cocoa
1/2t salt
1c butter (unsalted), softened
1c sugar
1 egg
1t vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350, and line baking sheets with parchment.
Stir together the first 3 ingredients, then set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in the flour mixture.
Chill the dough for about an hour.
Roll dough onto a surface covered in flour and cocoa (evenly mixed).
Cut out the cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Press a smaller heart shaped cookies cutter into the center, but not the whole way through (only about halfway).
Bake 7-9 minutes, then let cool.

Meanwhile prepare the filling.
Fill the cookies using a piping bag, or by spreading in the center.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty...I love the double heart design.