I have had so called "homemade Oreo" cookies before. Usually they resemble a Whoopie Pie more than an actual Oreo. The cookies are soft, the middle is marshmallow-like. So, when I decided to recreate an Oreo at home, I went after a crunchy cookie first and a sadly Crisco like filling next, because that's what the quintessential Oreo is. My first batch didn't bake long enough and was too soft. The reviews from my family ranged from, "Tastes like a brownie," "It's good, but it's definitely not an Oreo," and my personal favorite, "Are you sure this isn't gingerbread?" Yeah, that taster's credibility went in the toilet with that remark.
With the second and third batches, however, all of my kids finally got on board and declared these cookies as good or better than the store variety. My husband, the die-hard Oreo eater, was never convinced. Having given you the honest opinions of my family, I give you my version of Oreo cookies:
For the Filling:
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