Chocolate-Covered Oreos 4.22 Raincoats and Recipes
“I think I love her, Luke, and I haven't even told her that I love her. I spelled it out in chocolate-covered Oreos once, but she was really hungry, and I'm not sure if she read it first. I can't assault her before I tell her I love her.”
For the Oreo cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder*
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
For the Oreo filling:
½ cup butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
For the chocolate shell:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup coconut oil (in solid form)
*You can use regular cocoa powder, but if you’re looking for the signature black color of Oreos, you’ll want to use dark cocoa powder. Hershey’s makes some that isn’t too expensive
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Sift in the flour and dark cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
Mix in the baking powder and salt.
Allow dough to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
Roll out your dough between two sheets of parchment paper (if you use a floured surface, it will alter the color of your dough) until you reach a ¼ in. thickness.
Use a small circular cookie cutter (or the rim of a champagne flute!) to cut out even circles. This recipe will make about 45-50 cookies so you’ll need to cut out 90-100 circles.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. Be sure to bake on parchment paper or a silicone mat so the cookies won’t stick to your baking tray.
Allow the cookies to cool and prepare the filling.
Mix together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until a smooth frosting forms.
Spread the filling onto half of the cookies and sandwich with the remaining cookies.
Prepare the chocolate shell by either melting the chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler or the microwave works just fine in 30-second increments. Stir until the chocolate has fully melted and is smooth.
Dip your Oreos into the chocolate shell and be sure to fully coat, using a fork to turn the cookie in the chocolate.
Place on a lined baking tray once dipped in the chocolate.
Once all your cookies have been dipped, place in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate shell to harden.
Optional: arrange cookies into a special message for your loved one!
Kirk is getting a second chance to tell Lulu he loves her. Usually, Kirk is the butt of the joke on this show, but I think in this moment, he’s very sweet and romantic. Honestly, as strange as it may be, I think he and Lulu have one of the best relationships on the show. At least, one of the healthiest. She may have been too hungry to look at his declaration of love spelled out in chocolate-covered Oreos, but I made some more so Kirk can try again.
While they might be a little time-consuming, these homemade Oreos are actually pretty easy to make. I tried to get them to taste like the real cookie as much as possible, and I had rave reviews from the people who tried them for me: my sister, her boyfriend, and her co-workers. If you wanted to save some time, you could leave the Oreos as they are without the chocolate coating, but I think it brings the cookies to another level.
I know I say this every time, but I really can’t believe I’m at the end of another season! I think season 4 had some of my favorite dishes to date, the caramel marshmallow chocolate chunk cookies for sure. I already have most of my season 5 dishes planned, but I think I’ll be taking some polls for an episode or two. Or maybe I’ll do another collab, so you can get both dishes! Thank you so much for supporting me along this journey so far. I’ve had a lot of fun, and I can’t wait for you to see what’s in store for season 5!
Happy Cooking from the Hollow!
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