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Homemade Oreos? Possible?


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Homemade Oreos? Possible?

sivyaleah | Sep 30, 2006 08:32 PM

My husband got a hankering for Oreos yesterday, but I was loathe to buy a package, what with all the trans fats, and other garbage that goes into packaged cookies these days. The thought of having an entire pack of these things sitting around tempting us was not in our best interests.

But it got both of us thinking. Is there such a thing as a home recipe for something similar to an Oreo? I've never seen anything like it, nor have I heard of anyone attempting it. Seems like it would be more bother than it was worth and in the end, you probably still have to use Crisco or something similar for the filling anyway.

For some reason, he's not a homemade cookie kind of guy - he actually prefers store-bought crunchy hard cookies. I offered to bake him anything his heart desires. But he's really stuck on something more generic and alas, loaded with chemicals.

But, now I'm stuck on finding out if it's possible to try this at home in a healthier manner. Of course, when I say "healthier" I realize that this only means sans chemicals and perhaps trans fats. Obviously, I can't make a good cookie without butter and sugar LOL.

Any thoughts?

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