Homemade "Oreo's"

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I love Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s. I love everything about them—I have been fortunate to see so many of our friends’ kids celebrate this meaningful coming of age ceremony, as well as my own kids. What I love most is the community coming together and truly honoring the child becoming a young adult alongside their family. Every chance I get to make these treats is special. They are always made with 100% love, and are my way of giving something extra to show how thrilled I am to be a part of these amazing celebrations.  Hopefully they will be a part of yours too—whether for a Bat/Bar Mitzvah, or just celebrating that it’s Tuesday.

I stamped the letter E using the Alphabet Cookie Stamp Set at Williams Sonoma.


For the Dough:

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa –Dutch Process is preferred

½  teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

15 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Filling:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

2 Tsp Milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare the dough: Mix together the cocoa powder, baking powder, flour and salt in a bowl.

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.

Using a 2-inch cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes.  Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake the cookies until they are set and slightly darker around the edges, about 12 minutes.  Cool completely.

Filling: Using a mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla.

Flip half of the cookies upside down and top each with 1 level tablespoon of filling. Press the remaining cookies on top to make sandwiches.