Homemade Mint Oreos

I absolutely love Oreos, and I had fresh mint in the house so I put two and two together in my head and thought, ‘ah yes I can attempt to make mint flavoured Oreos’.

Here is what I used for the cookies:

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 140g butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • a few mint leaves, to taste
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp sweetened soya milk

To make the biscuits/cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a large bowl and add the butter.
  3. Add the vanilla essence and stir.
  4. Sieve self-raising flour into the bowl and add caster sugar.
  5. At this stage cut a couple of the mint leaves into very fine pieces and add them to the bowl.
  6. Whisk or mix with a spoon, (that’s what I did), so the mixture forms a thick paste or sticky dough.
  7. Roll the dough into cherry-tomato sized balls and place a few centimetres away from each other onto a lined baking tray.
  8. Bake for 20 mins.
  9. Place on a cooling rack to cool.

To make the icing:

  1.  Sieve all the icing sugar and mix with 20g of butter.
  2.  Add the soya milk and continue to mix.
  3. Cut the mint leaves into thin pieces and crush. In a small bowl of hot water (about 10ml), add the mint and stir. Then add the water and mint to the icing sugar and continue to mix.

To put it all together:

  1. Pair the baked biscuits together according to size and spoon one tablespoon of icing onto one biscuit from the pair and place the other on top. Do this for each pair of biscuits.

This recipe makes 10 Oreos!

There you go, you’ve now made your own homemade Oreos!

 

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