Oh No Oreo’s

I call these little biscuits “Oh No Oreo’s” because they taste so good.  So I have been told, they are better than the processed shop bought version.
You can always freeze the mix,  so you only bake off a few at a time, that will help save the waistline. Or why not bake them all and stick them in the freezer.  The latter can still be a problem with the waistine.  Frozen cookies can be nice but uncooked ones are not so. lol
The Green Method is Thermomix and the Blue Method is by hand.
160 g cocoa powder (use a good quality one like everything these are only as good as the ingredients)
220 g plain flour
160 g butter
210 g raw sugar
90 g brown sugar
1 ½ Teaspoons salt  (I know this sounds a lot but do it)
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
1 Teaspoon of vanilla paste or 2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
5 egg yolks (freeze the whites for another use)
Thermomix Method.
Put your flour and cocoa powder in the TM bowl and set to speed 7 for 10 seconds to sift.  Remove from bowl for later. 
Without bothering to clean out your bowl add the butter and set to speed 6 for 5 seconds then add the raw and brown sugars and again set to speed 6 for 5 seconds
Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and coffee powder and vanilla speed 3 and then while the blades are still spinning add the egg yolks one at a time scraping down the sides if needed to fully incorporate all the ingredients.
Add the pre sifted flour/cocoa mix on speed 5 till the mix is brought together.
Tip the contents of the TM out onto some cling wrap and make a sausage out of it.  Pop it in the fridge till it has cooled all the way through.  This should take about ½ an hour. Or you can freeze the sausage till you want to use it. Taking it from the freezer and hour before you’re ready to cut and bake.
Another way is to roll the dough out and cut the shapes.
Bake for 12 – 15 mins depending on size.
By hand Method
Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside
In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter, you don’t have to have this real fluffy just mixed together is fine.
Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, coffee powder and vanilla and mix till all incorporated.
Add the egg yolks one at a time mixing as you go till you get an even consistency throughout.
Add the flour/cocoa mix to bowl and mix till well combined.  
At this stage you may need to knead the dough a little then tip the contents onto some cling wrap and make a sausage out of it.  Pop it in the fridge till it has cooled all the way through.  This should take about ½ an hour. Or you can freeze the sausage till you want to use it. Taking it from the freezer and hour before you’re ready to cut and bake.
Another way is to roll the dough out and cut the shapes.

Bake at 175c  for 12 – 15 mins depending on size.

 

You can make them patterned.  Thats special aint it heheheheeee. As you can see I had lots of fun with these.
Square eo’s



These little bite sized square ones, I want to call Square eo’s What do you think?  You cant see the size by the photo but I made them tiny just the right size to have with a cuppa.
Here have one!

Author: Bec

Chef/Patissier

2 thoughts on “Oh No Oreo’s”

    1. Hi Pam,

      thought I would answer you on my blog as well as the pm because others that might have the same question. Do a search on buttercream on my blog and you will see what I do. Remember if your cookies are going to be out of the fridge for a couple of hours in the heat it would probably be best if you used vegetable shortening instead of butter. 🙂

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