what else is fun? oreos. fun and damn delicious. made at home, they are freaking huge! satisfying my childlike craving for an oreo the size of a cd.
best part? they're damn easy to make, and make lots of - perfect for guests, or co-op jobs where the tradition is (apparently) that the students bring in baked goods every friday.
for the cookies, you'll need:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (i used kosher here, got a neat little salty/sweet mix going on)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp buttah
blend the dry, then the butter and egg. make this into tablespoon-size balls, and chill. then mash those suckers down till they're flat and oreo-cookie like. bake at 375 for five minutes on both sides on some parchment paper. cool it down, and make the good stuff.
the good stuff:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups (yes, that's correct) icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
blend the butter and shortening together, then the sugar and vanilla. find someway to introduce between two cookie halves, push down and EAT.
(if you're looking for a methodical way to do it, put it in a ziploc bag and snip off a corner. presto, instant piping bag!)
enjoy! and thanks to the star for the recipe - big hit at christmas.