Imperfect Oreos

Writer’s Block.  Enjoy the photos and recipe =)

WHAT YOU NEED (recipe derived from the decorated cookie):

for the cookie dough:
1 cup (2 sticks) softened, unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract        
2 cups flour
1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

for the filling:
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 – 2 tablespoons milk
sprinkles to decorate!


Cream the butter and the sugar by combining in a large bowl and beating with an electric mixer for a minute or two.  Add in the egg and vanilla extract.  In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.  Slowly add the dry ingredients, and continue mixing until the dough is formed.

Roll cookies as thin as you possibly can — I stick the rolled dough in a freezer for a few minutes before cutting, which makes the dough easier to work with.  Bake your cookies for about 10 minutes.

For the butter cream, simply combine all ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Place about 1 teaspoon of frosting between each pair of cookies, and roll in sprinkles for cuteness.