Paleo Oreos! (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Coconut Free)
Get your tall glass of milk ready I just created Grain Free/ Paleo Oreos!! I don't know about you but the new line of Nabisco Oreos have literally been taunting me. I want them so bad! While I can't have those, I can have these! They are gluten, grain, dairy and egg free! You will love this version- they are just as crunchy and wonderful. You might even make an extra batch just so you can the cookie crumbs to add to about a trillion other recipes.
Yield: Roughly 1 dozen cookies.
· 1/2 Cup Packed Blanched Almond Flour
· 1/2 Cup Potato Starch
· 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder ( I like to use Hersey's special dark cocoa powder)
· 1 Cup Palm Sugar (or other granulated sugar of choice)
· 2 1/2 TBSP Shortening (I use the brand spectrum)
· 1 tsp Baking Powder ( I use double acting)
· 1 1/2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
· 1 TBSP Applesauce
· 1 tsp Water
· 1/4 tsp Salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a mixer, combine all ingredients. You will need to mix the dough for a while. At first it will seem to be too dry but the moisture from the Almond Flour will come out and make the dough perfect.
3. Bring the dough together by mixing with your hands for 1 minute.
4. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper; should be 1/4 inch thick.
5. Cut dough into 2 inch wide circles, and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
6. Cook Oreos for 11-12 minutes.
· 1/2 Cup Spectrum Shortening (or regular shortening)
· 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Butter (dairy or nondairy)
· 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
· 2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix using a hand mixer set on high.
2. It may take a few minutes of mixing for it to come together.
3. Place frosting into a piping bag or a ziplock bag (if using ziplock- snip a small hole in the corner.)
4. Pipe a circle of frosting into each cookie and then place a second cookie on top.
5. I Like to put my cookies into the freezer for a bit so that the frosting gets firm- like regular oreos!
If you want to make this filling unrefined- feel free to make your own powdered sugar by placing any granulated sugar of choice into a powerful blender or into a coffee grinder and pulsing until you have a powder. Use in place of the white powdered sugar. Just keep in mind that the color of the oreo filling will reflect the color of the sugar!