Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I made some carob cookies that I have been tweaking the recipe and they turned out just a touch salty and a touch dry. I figured I could make some marshmallow creme to pipe for a filling, but then as I was tasting the cookie the little bit of saltiness reminded me a whole lot of an oreo.
So some "fake Oreo cookie filling" seemed like the perfect thing to fix my less then perfect cookies.
We have decided this "filling" is officially our goto filling for every iffy batch of cookies or for that matter every batch of cookies we make. :-)
Easy, fun and the kids can help.
"Fake Oreo Cookie Filling"
3 1/2 cup corn free powdered sugar(I make our's but if you have some store bought you trust is cornfree it works great too.)
1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar(domino's)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract(homemade using potato vodka and vanilla beans)
1/2 cup palm shortening(Spectrum or Tropical Traditions)
2 Tablespoons HOT water
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and start mixing. I used a hand mixer and had a tough go of it, but it did blend. This stuff will be very thick. It will surprisingly roll into a ball with ease. If it is too sticky, add a bit more powdered sugar. If it is too crumbly add a touch more hot water.
You take about a tablespoon(or more depending on the size of the cookie)and roll it into a ball. flatten it slightly between your palms and place on your cookie. Top with another cookie and lightly press together.- Done!