The Oreo Cookies needs no introduction. Everyone remembers the Oreo cookies from their childhood. The Oreo cookies is as iconic as any product on the market. So I wondered when the Oreo Cookies was invented? Anyone know the answer? The Oreo cookies was invented in 1912. What I also found interesting in my research was the origin of Nabisco and its name. Nabisco was a result of the merger of three companies that formed to make the National Biscuit Company. You see how they came up with the name. Their first well known product was Barnum’s Animal Cookies that we also remember in that red box.
These cookies were a knock off of the old recipe. I would say the filling is very reminiscent of the original but the cookie tasted a little different. I am not saying that the different taste was a bad thing. These Oreo Cookies tasted great.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, room-temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat to 375°F.
- Sift, and then, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar.
- In a stand mixer, take beaten eggs and the butter and mix until fluffy.
- Add the dry ingredients in batches and mixing. Repeat the process until dough comes together in a mass.
- Roll out the dough on the counter (as you would bread). Take a cookie cutter of choice and cut out the cookies and place on a baking tray covered with non-stick spray.
- The cookies will expand so make sure they are a few inches apart.
- Bake for 9 - 11 minutes. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
- To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla.
- Turn the mixer on medium high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
- To assemble the cookies, take a spoon of cream filling and place a good size dollop into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream.
- Lightly press on the top cookie to work the filling to the edges of the cookie.
- Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with the cream filling.
- Serve and enjoy with a glass of milk.
Dry Ingredients Sifted.
Dough Rolled Out.
Cookies in Oven.
Filling Added to Cookie.