Y’all are in for a treat today. I have more desserts to share today, Thursday, and Friday, so keep coming back for some yummy additions to your fall and Christmas dessert spreads!
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Okay, moving on to sharing a fabulous recipe shared with me by a fan! This Guest Recipe comes from Janis Storring of Ontario, Canada. Her recipe for Homemade Oreo Cookies really hits the sweet tooth. She uses walnut flour, and I’ve got to say I do like the flavor of the ground walnuts in the chocolate cookie. I have tried these with almond flour, too, and they turn out just fine. I also made a batch using 2 Tablespoons of honey and 1/4 cup xylitol (instead of 1/2 cup xylitol) and I really liked thedm! The little bit of sugar from the honey allows the cookies to crisp up a bit and hold their crunch (the same method used in my Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe). Because of the lack of sugar/gluten, nut flours will get soft or soggy shortly after cooling from the oven. It’s up to you if you’d like a crunchy cookie or soft cookie texture.
To cut the perfect circles, invest in some quality cutters, or use the rim of a glass or coffee mug. These oreo sandwiches depend on uniform cookies.
Store these finished cookie sandwiches in the freezer to prevent the creme filling from melting. Also, it’s easier if you freeze the cookies first for about 15 minutes before spreading on the creme filling
Janis likes to switch up her oreo cookie fillings. The options are really endless! You can do ice cream filling, add avocado/chlorophyll and pure mint essential oil for minty creme, swirl in peanut or almond butter, add almond extract and some chopped cherries, or stir in pureed berries!
Thank you, Janis, for sharing your oreo cookie recipe with us!!
Homemade Oreo Cookies
Makes 10 Cookie Sandwiches
1 1/2 cups fine ground walnut flour
1/2 cup pure cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup powdered xylitol
1/2 cup raw butter or coconut oil, solid form
1 free-range egg
1/4 cup raw flax meal
1 scoop protein powder (optional, if omitting replace with 2 Tbsp walnut flour)
1/4 cup raw butter, solid form (can replace with coconut oil)
1/4 cup coconut oil, solid form
1/2 cup powdered xylitol
2 tsp pure vanilla
1.) COOKIES Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse together walnut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt and xylitol until combined. Add butter and pulse until small crumbs form. Add the egg, ground flax, and protein powder. Pulse until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the food processor.
2.) Lay a sheet of unbleached parchment paper out on a counter or table. The dough is a bit sticky, so the paper helps. You may also wish to chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes before rolling out. Scoop the dough onto the parchment. Flatten it out a bit with your fingers to get started. Lay a second sheet of unbleached parchment paper on top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Remove the top parchment layer and begin cutting your cookie circles. Any size diameter you prefer is fine, but I like using the 2 or 2 1/2 inch circles for a more authentic Oreo. Use a thin cookie spatula to lift the cut circles onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat the process until all dough is cut.
3.) Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool completely. You may find it helpful to freeze the cookies, too, before filling.
4.) CREME FILLING In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, beat butter and coconut oil together until fluffy. Add powdered xylitol and vanilla. Continue to beat until the icing is light and fluffy. Spoon creme into an icing bag or plastic bag and cut off one corner. Squeeze creme in an even layer onto one cookie and top with another one. Store in fridge or freezer until ready to eat.