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Homemade Oreo Cookies and Santa Hats by Bakeaholic Mama #BringtheCOOKIES

Homemade Oreos Recipe and Santa Hats

Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs
The perfect chocolate homemade Oreo cookie sandwiched between fluffy frosting and decorated up with strawberry Santa hats- kids will LOVE this recipe!

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients for the cookies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ingredients for the filling topping:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbs heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 16 Strawberries with tops cut off for topping Santa hats optional
  • Sweetened coconut flakes for Santa hats optional

Instructions
 

  • To start preparing cookies, melt 1 cup of butter and chocolate chips in a medium sauce pan over medium/low heat.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment mix egg, sugar, salt and vanilla extract together.
  • Once combined, turn mixer to medium/low and slowly pour in melted chocolate and butter.
  • Then mix in flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  • Once the dough is a sticky yet can still from a ball. Turn mixer off and allow to sit for one hour or until it starts to harden.
  • Place dough on a large piece of parchment paper and roll into a log, packing it tight and keeping it wrapped in parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Slice thin cookie rounds off your log, place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325° F for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely. In the meantime prepare you filling.
  • In your mixer cream 3/4 cup room temp butter with vanilla and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in 2 cups of confectioners sugar and milk and whip until smooth. If it is too loose go ahead and add a tad more sugar.
  • Dollop a tbs of filling on the flat part of half of your cookies. Top with another cookie and sandwich together.
  • To create Santa hats, dollop more filling on top and then top each off with a strawberry. Pipe a small bit of filling on top of your berries and then sprinkle with coconut flakes.