Chocolate Cream Sandwich Cookies

 

Chocolate Cookie + Cream = Childhood

I have a feeling that this would be an essential equation in food science.  Ok, not really, but one of the best packaged cookies out there has to be the Oreo.  It's classic.  While I am just a kid, I am assuming many people literally grew up on those.  You have that rich chocolate cookie, and that super sweet and smooth filling that is pretty hard beat.

While I did make a pretty good sandwich cookie, I didn't make a copycat Oreo recipe.  This cookie is a little softer than what you would traditionally get.  Instead of the crispy cookie, this is almost in between a standard chocolate cookie and the cookie part of an Oreo.  Secondly, my cookies are a little smaller than the standard, but make an excellent one bite treat.  Also, when you make a cookie recipe, it usually calls for butter, but because I didn't want to open another stick of butter, I opted for oil, and found good results.

These cookies are a little different from the chocolate sandwich cookie we all know, but they still make the mark, and they are brother approved.  Feel free to use whatever frosting you would like to fill these cookies.  The only thing I wouldn't recommend would be whipped cream or meringue.  I used buttercream icing to fill these, but a peanut butter frosting or chocolate ganache would do just the trick.  A classic, reinvented!

Chocolate Cream Sandwich Cookies

Time: 25 minutes

Serves: About 24

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting/Filling of choice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  In another bowl, mix the oil, egg, agave, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until a dough is formed.  It will be a bit oily.  Spoon teaspoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet, flatten, and bake for 9-10 minutes until done ever so slightly crispy around the edges and done in the middle.  I tend to usually do 10 minutes.  Let cool.  Spread a little filling of your choice onto half of the baked cookies, and sandwich with rest of the cookies.