Funny Valentine

For the Valentine’s Day Edition of In the Kitchen with Marjaneh, we were going to make homemade heart shaped Oreos Cookies with the filling and everything. But once we got started, my mom thought it was waaaaay too much sugar and waaaaay to chocolate for a bunch of 2nd graders. So, we just made really small full chocolate Oreo wafers, and bigger ones with less chocolate and no filling. I hope you like them!

We got the idea of Homemade Oreos from  Smitten Kitchen who got the recipe from Retro Desserts and we adapted it below.

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Flour Sugar Butter Baking Soda Baking Powder Salt Vanilla Eggs Cocoa

For the Oreos – Flour Sugar Butter Baking Soda Baking Powder Salt Vanilla Eggs Cocoa

First add all the dry ingredients. Measure the flour and add it. Then add the sugar.

First measure and add all the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking and salt.

Next add the cocoa, the baking soda, the baking powder and the salt.

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Turn the mixer to LOW and blend the dry ingredients.

Now add the butter in small chunks and beat some more. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Now add the butter in small chunks and blend some more. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with the mixer OFF!!!!.

Crack eggs into a separate bowl then add vanilla. Then milks until all ingredients are incorporated.

Crack eggs into a separate bowl then add the vanilla. Then continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Now get your rolling pin (the bigger the better). Roll directly onto the baking paper. Roll until the dough is really flat. Then cut with cookie cutters. Instead of trying to pry up each cookie, just pull up the excess dough around the cookies. If the dough is too sticky, put it in the fridge for a few minutes.  Then lift the baking paper with the cookie cut outs and place into cookie sheet.

Now get your rolling pin (the bigger the better) and flour it lightly. Tip the dough out onto the baking paper. Roll directly onto the baking paper. Roll until the dough is really flat. Then cut with cookie cutters. Instead of trying to pry up each cookie, just pull up the excess dough around the cookies. If the dough is too sticky, put it in the fridge for a few minutes. Then lift the baking paper with the cookie cut outs and place into sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.

Don't eat took many!!!

Don’t eat too many!!!

Light Chocolate Oreo Wafer Recipe

384 grams (3 cups) all-purpose flour

45 grams (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa

2 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

400 grams (2 cups) granulated sugar

280 grams (1 cup plus 4 tablespoons or 2½ sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Baking Paper (To make it easy on yourself, you may want to use baking paper to roll out the dough and bake the cookies on.)

Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F).

First measure and add all the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Turn mixer to LOW and blend dry ingredients.

Now for the wet ingredients. Add butter in small chunks and blend. Be sure to scrape down sides of bowl with the mixer OFF!!!

Crack eggs into a separate bowl and add vanilla to the eggs. Then add to dough mixture and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Now get your rolling pin (bigger better) and flour it lightly. Tip dough out onto baking paper. Roll directly onto baking paper. Roll until dough is really flat. n cut with cookie cutters. Instead of trying to pry up each cookie, just pull up excess dough around cookies. If dough is too sticky, put it in fridge for a few minutes. Then lift baking paper with cookie cut outs and place into cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

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