Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooky Oreos

Last week Gluten Free Girl & The Chef featured homemade gf oreos on their site. (You'll find the recipe there if you want to try it.) I had to give them a try! I figured it was best to make them for a party - so I wouldn't eat more than a few. I've been wanting a pastry bag - this was my excuse to go out and buy one. I whipped them up for a Halloween party, where I knew there would be at least one other person on a gf diet.

A few comments on the process: I substituted brown rice flour for the white rice flour because that's what I had on hand, and coconut oil for the vegetable shortening because I don't like to use trans-fats. I also think that this dough could be rolled out and cut with a cookie cutter, or rolled into a log and sliced. It was a bit labor intensive to form each wafer by hand. The chocolately smell that filled the house while they baked was out of this world!

To decorate them for the holiday, I bought some yogurt covered raisins and poked holes in them with a fat needle to make little skulls, which I attached with a little blob of icing. :-) They were well received at the party, even by non-gf people. That's always the test: will the people who can eat everything else enjoy these too? They did, although I have to say I liked them best the next day, after they'd spent the night in the fridge. The filling stayed really firm when cold, so it didn't squeeze out when I took a bite. Let me know if you make them - and how they turn out!


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looka la vie said...

These were so delicious, Susan! Dan and I loved them... I also want to try to make them for my brother too (since he's gf).
Thanks for the recipe link :)

Green Key said...

Hi Jesse. Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely check out your blog.

Hi Liz! I'm so glad you liked them. They're fun to make. I made the cookies the day before the icing - so I broke it down into smaller chunks of time.

Anonymous said...

Great idea to break them into two days! If I can get the right flours this weekend I am going to try these! Terri O