Thursday, November 24, 2011

Foodie Friday #16 -Homemade Oreos

What do you get when you cross candy canes and oreos? 
Yes, it's official -I have a lame sense of humor... Anyway....Behold,  my holiday masterpiece!  Peppermint oreos rolled in crushed candy canes! Yum!!

For the cookies you will need 2 boxes of Devil's Food cake mix, 2/3c oil, and 4 eggs.  3 ingredients, that's it!

Just combine them all in a stand mixer or use a hand mixer (or spoon, if you are old-school).

Form it into balls about 1 inch in diameter.  You want to keep them as close to the same size as possible so it will be easier to pair them up when you are icing them.  If you have a cookie scoop (or maybe a melon baller?) it would make this a lot easier -I don't, so I just guessed.

Place on cookie sheets (not greased).  Bake at350 F for 10-12 minutes.

They might look a little puffy and "tall" when you first take them out, but they flatten a bit when they cool.  Let them cool on the cookie sheet for a little while before removing them to wire  cooling racks.

Place cookies into pairs (try to get them paired up with a cookie approximately the same size).

Now make your cream cheese frosting.
1 -8oz pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp vanilla

Beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat until smooth and creamy.

Ice cookies liberally, making sure to get close to the edges.  Place another cookie on top and squish a bit til the icing starts to come out the edges (not too much!). 
Then roll the edge in your crushed candy canes.  To get your candy canes like this, unwrap candy canes (or mini ones) and put them in a small ziplock bag.  I usually then put that bag into a heavy freezer bag in case the sharp edges poke a hole through the sandwich bag.  Then beat the heck out of it with a rolling pin until the candy canes are in small pieces.

Let them sit out for a little while until the icing starts to set up,  then store in an airtight container.  I actually like them better after they have been in a container for a while -they get softer and delicious.

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  1. Arent these soooo good!!! I made them last year with the candy canes too and now I think I'm going to have to make some more.

  2. These look sooooooo good! and so festive!

  3. I can see some very happy customers at your place! They look so wonderful. Thanks for sharing these great pictures and tips.

    Best wishes,

  4. I'm not a cookie eater but these look really good...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

  5. Homemade oreos are one of my favorites. I've never thought of adding cruhed candy canes - how festive!!

  6. What a great idea with the candy cane.

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas

  7. I love this cookie idea!

    I am hosting a linky party - 12 days of Christmas Goodies! (and one of the days we are featuring ALL cookie recipes)! This recipe would be perfect, we'd love for you to link it up!

  8. Come to A Themed Baker's Sunday for this next week's theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
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  9. OOO These look great! Thanks for linking up to A Themed Baker's Sunday at Cupcake Apothecary! Please don't forget to link up my blog. Thanks.

  10. You were featured on this week's A Themed Baker's Sunday! But we're keeping the Christmas spirit alive until Christmas Weekend! If you have baking recipes, cooking recipes, or even ideas, bring them over and share with everyone!
    Cupcake Apothecary