Friday, March 11, 2011

Easy Devil's Food Oreos

Sometimes you want fresh baked cookies, but you don't want to spend an hour making them and cleaning up the mess. That's when you pull out a Devil's Food Cake mix and whip up a quick batch of homemade "oreos!"

What you'll need:
1 box of Devil's Food Cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup veggie oil

1) Make and Bake 'em: Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until well blended. Roll the dough into quarter-sized balls and placed on a greased or non-stock cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, then move to a cooling rack until completely cool.

(Remember, I said this was easy and I mean extra could spent 15 minutes making frosting, or you could just whip out a canister of the store-bought stuff. I went with that option this time around. Cream cheese frosting is the perfect companion to these little wonders!) 

2) Frost 'em: Using a pastry bag with a 1/2" tip, or simply using a butter knife, add a tablespoon (more or less, depending on your preference for frosting) of frosting to the center of one cookie, then sandwich it with another similarly sized cookie and presto! Delicious homemade oreos in practically no time at all!

3) Eat 'em! These cookies are soft and chewy--and they stay that way for days (as long as you store them in an air-tight container). So yummy and soooo easy. :)

FYI: They'd make a great St. Patrick's Day treat! Just add a bit of green food coloring to the frosting. Then if you forget to wear green you can just smear some frosting on your upper lip while you're chowing down and call it good!

Happy baking!

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