It’s Fridaaaaaaaay! Hallelujah.
And we have OREOS! On our minds and in our mouths. It’s going to be a good weekend.
I made these little beauties as a knee-jerk reaction to a few things that happened this week. First, I ran my credit card through the washing machine, so that was fun for everyone. Then I made friends with a giant spider crawling up the wall of my bedroom (totally awesome) and, finally, a bunch of the (very lovely, I might add) wedding invitations I sent out last week showed up in my mailbox, all marked-up and ugly-like, because the post office is a big fat idiot. I’d like to return YOU to sender, post office. And then shove like 5 homemade Oreos (fauxreos?) in my face.
I’ve been wanting to make my own Oreos for awhile now, but never went for it because it seemed like kind of a hassle. For the record, it’s totally not. The simple dough comes together (without the help of an electric mixer, I might add) quickly, and the cream filling is a breeze of butter and sugar.
And the real secret here? …Salt. (Kosher salt.) There’s a generous amount of it in the chocolate cookie dough, and then an extra pinch is whisked into the filling, too. It really helps balance the sweetness of the cookie and compliment the deep, dark chocolate flavor we’re going for.
So what are you waiting for? It’s milk’s favorite cookie! And it’s the weekend! Homemade Oreos should probably happen. Dunked then crumbled. (Heyo.)