Homemade "Oreos" Sans Filling
 
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These thin and crisp cookies may not taste like the real deal, but they still make good sandwich cookies and cheesecake bases - and at least you know what ingredients are in your cookies!
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Yield: About 50 cookies
Ingredients
  • 140 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 200 grams caster sugar (3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 155 grams all-purpose flour (1¼ cups)
  • 40 grams unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder (1/3 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 190C / 375F. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and creamy, scrapping down the sides occasionally, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat for about 1 minute until incorporated.
  4. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt and beat on low speed until almost incorporated. Use a rubber spatula and mix everything together.
  5. Place 1 teaspoon rounded scoops of dough on the baking sheet, spacing them 1.5 to 2 inches apart from each other. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes. The cookie will flatten and spread out into a thin cookie.
  7. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet completely before storing it in an airtight container.
Naggy Notes
- My baking sheets are dark in colour and I baked the cookies 1 sheet at a time. If your baking sheets are those silver trays, you may want to add 1 or 2 minutes to the baking time.

- The raw cookie dough (after scooping them out) can be frozen then kept in a ziploc bag. This way you can have fresh cookies whenever you want to!

- Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen, head over to her site for the filling recipe if you want one!
Recipe by Foodie Baker at https://www.foodiebaker.com/homemade-oreos-sans-filling/