For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
And the outcome? The cookies were great. I guess I expected them to be soft and more like a whoopie pie, but the chocolate cookies were really crunchy, just like an Oreo (after a day in a container, they got soft from the filling and I think they were even better that way)! The filling was better than the competitor - and I filled them almost to the point of a double stuffed Oreo. I said I wasn't a huge fan of Oreos... but I could eat 10 of these.
The cost was actually pretty interesting. With all the butter, vanilla, and cocoa powder, I thought the store bought version would cost much less to buy. It was close, but the homemade cookie came in at just a few pennies more per cookie (they were also a little larger):
|$ 4.39||$ 0.15|
|$ 5.14||$ 0.18|
So, my opinion here is if you are going to eat a cookie, it might as well be delicious and you should have to work for it (a little). This recipe was made entirely in the food processor and the filling was really easy. So come on, go the extra mile for your desserts, and earn those calories!