Gluten Free/Dairy Free “Oreos”

 

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I think we can all agree that Oreos are amazing!! When accompanied by a tall cold glass of milk (almond of course! ) they are perfection!! These actually came about because I made some cupcakes for a little party I was having at my house and used this frosting. It really is awesome frosting if you are decorating because it keeps its shape really well and it pretty thick. I had a sudden revelation when I was eating it though, it seriously tasted like the middle of an Oreo!!!!! So it got me thinking..so I googled homemade Oreos! I found this recipe but I had tons of leftover frosting so I used that, I did not make her frosting, only adapted her cookie part. Now, they dont taste like Oreos of course, to me anyways. The frosting definitely gives it that taste, but the cookie part is not as dark or crispy as regular oreos. All that to say, they are still darn good, they just wont be the perfect Oreo! If you want more authentic GF Oreos you can go buy some GF K-Toos at the store that run almost $6 for a little package, so this is definitely a cheaper way and you get more cookie!! Hope this helps your Oreo craving!

What you need: (Adapted from here)
*1/2 batch of this frosting: Perfect Crusting Buttercream ; I subbed coconut milk
* 2 cups GF white rice flour
*1/2 cup cocoa powder
*1/4 cup cornstarch
*1/2 tsp salt
*1/2 tsp xanthan gum
*1 cup & 2 tbsp sugar
*1/2 cup shortening
*1/3 cup water
*1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.) Combine the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt, and xanthan gum together.
3.) In the stand mixer cream the sugar and shortening together. Next, add in the water and vanilla.
4.) Now add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until the dough forms. I had to pour in a little more water because my dough was so dry and wouldnt even stick together!
5.) Once the dough has formed, shape into a log and freeze for an hour at least.
6.) Cut the dough into rounds, try to make them thin so that they will be a little more crisp.
7.) Bake them for 15 minutes. Wait until they have completely cooled to frost them.

ENJOY!

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