It’s surprisingly easy to make Oreos at home. Yes, yes, why would you want to when you can get them for $1.99 at the market? Well…can you get SUPER KAWAII OREOS at the market?? I think not. That’s why I made Hello Kitty Oreos!! whee! (I know, why would anyone do this – I ask myself that all the time.)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Valrhona cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg until combined.
Slowly add the flour mixture, careful it will fly everywhere – until incorporated. You will get a nice dough that will pull away from the sides of the bowl. Chillax the dough in the fridge for 10-15 minutes so that it’s easier to roll out.
I got this adddddorable Kitty head cutter years ago at a Sanrio store. Sadly, I think they discontinued them. But never fear, you can use this recipe with ANY cutter!
Roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thick. Use your cutter to cut out the shapes and transfer onto the silpat lined baking sheet.Perfection! Super Kawaii Fun Time Hello Kitty Oreos!
Bake for approx 9 minutes, depending on your oven – then place on a wire rack to cool.
Now on to the filling. Most homemade Oreo recipes call for shortening. NO. I despise shortening almost as much as cream cheese and you know how I feel about cream cheese. SO, instead I just use butter, through and through – and it came out perfectly fine.
In the bowl of an electric mixer on low, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until crumbly and combined. Once you don’t have stray powder-y sugar anywhere, go for it. Crank that baby up to number 6 and until you get a nice fluffy filling reminiscent of…hey, an Oreo!
Put the filling in a piping bag and pipe onto the backs of the cookies. Now you can spread it with a knife, but I am super obsessive and wanted that same blobby puffy side look that regular Oreos have. The piping bag will give you that look.
Pipe a dollop onto the back of a cookies, spread it a bit with an offset spatula, then press down on the filling with the top cookie.
There you have it. Your super over the top cute Oreo. So delicious. It wasn’t that hard, right? Ok fine. Stick with your boring old ROUND ones. You’re right it’d totally take less time…but it’d be HALF AS CUTE~!