May 27, 2013
A friend of mine who I regularly trade baked goods with recently gave me four homemade "Oreo" cookies that she and her roommate had made. She packed them up in a baggie for me, but only three made it out of her house, and two made it home just to end up in my husband's tummy shortly thereafter...
Needless to say I was inspired to try my hand at this homemade Oreo thing, as I desperately wanted more! I usually stick to simple cookie recipes like my go-to Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies, but these were a worthy adversary. They are a bit of work, but man are they rewarding!
The awesome duo of chocolate invasion, semi-soft cookies and a smooth, creamy peppermint icing in the middle is irresistible, and also makes for a good gift or party treat. I kept them in the fridge since I live in Texas and everything is hot no matter how much you crank the AC, and I think it honestly made them taste that much better.
I got the majority of the cookie recipe from Martha Stewart's Desserts book, one of many cookbooks that my grandmother recently sent to me. This one though, is a bit special...it was autographed by ol' Martha herself! Who'da thunk it! I called my grandma to let her know that I'll be passing that one down in the family.
Anyhoo, these cookies are great with the classic glass of milk as a summertime delight. You could easily make them part of your Memorial Day cooking! You could also bake them at Christmas time and give them out as gifts!
On that note, I want to thank all of the wonderful men and women who have fought for our country and are protecting us and others around the world. I will be praying for those who have family members abroad like we do, and that they return home safely. Don't forget what this day is all about, and as you gather with your friends and families, remember those who have fallen while fighting for their loved ones and their country. God bless you and have a wonderful Memorial Day!