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Homemade Oreo Cookies

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You can make your own Oreo cookies at home with this recipe.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 18 hours

Total Time: 19 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 (18 oounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablepsoons water
  • 2 tablepsoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa (Nestle Quik)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 pound plus 1 tablepsoon confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:

Cookies: Blend cake mix, eggs, water, oil and cocoa. Shape into a ball; let stand 20 minutes. Roll into 1/2-inch balls, place on greased cookie sheets. Flatten each with smooth bottom on a drinking glass. (Grease glass once, dip into the Nestle Quick each time.) Bake in 400 degrees oven for 8 minutes. Remove cookies at once, immediately flatten with the back of a spatula. Let cool 20 minutes. Makes 100 cookies.

Filling: Place gelatin in a heatproof cup. Add cold water; stir well. Put it in a pan of hot water until mixture clears and gelatin is softened. Beat Crisco until fluffy. Add sugar gradually and beat about 10 minutes. Mix in vanilla. Beat in cooled gelatin mixture. (The gelatin keeps the filling in place inside the cookies.) Spread about 1 tablespoon filling between 2 cookies. Chill until set. Makes about 50 cookies. - Kim

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