Sunday, October 30, 2011

Homemade Oreos for Halloween

Last week was a busy week at school. Thursday marked the end of the 1st quarter, and we administered OGT's (the Ohio Graduation Test) all week to the juniors and seniors who hadn't passed them yet. Busy busy.

So, since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I'd bake my kidd-o's a little something special. And perhaps I wanted an excuse to spend the afternoon in the kitchen, as well. (While I let my Business Man take care of all the yard work outside. Thanks hon!)

I wanted to make something Halloween-themed, but not too complicated since I was going to be making a lot. I remembered some Homemade Oreos that I made back when I was in high school, and thought they'd be perfect, especially if I colored the filling orange for Halloween. 

Aren't these little cupcake toppers so cute? Definitely not going to school though...
These aren't exactly like Oreos - the cookies are more soft than crunchy. But I don't think you can go wrong with a sweet vanilla filling sandwiched by two rich, chocolatey cookies.

I'm sure my students will gobble them up. I could bring in pretty much anything edible and it would get eaten, haha.

Homemade Oreos

  • For the cookies
    • 1 box chocolate cake mix
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • For the filling
    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1-2 tablespoons milk
    • 3 cups powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350*F. Combine all cookie ingredients and mix until combined. Roll into 3/4-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 8 to 9 minutes until edges are set.

Let cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

To prepare filling, beat butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add milk and powdered sugar, until light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to reach the desired consistency.

To assemble cookies, spread about a tablespoonful of filling onto a cookie, and top with another cookie.


In other news, I headed out for a 'long run' with my running group, with the intent to get in 8 miles or so.

Ended up with 12.5 miles! Whoops. I got a bit distracted and realized we'd already run 8 miles when we were still a good 3-4 miles from where we started. 

Oh well! Gotta love runs like that.

Have a great week everyone!


Have Your Way said...

YUM!! Wish I was a student in your class!!! Haha

Great job on your run!! I didnt run today(migraine, felt like crap all day)

Have a great week at school!!

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