Oct 18, 2013

Homemade Pink Oreos

Yesterday, and my work, we held a bake sale to raise
money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
I work at a pretty big company,
and we pulled together to
raise almost $2,000.00.
Along with the bake sale,
there was a raffle for some baked
goods and a bra decorating contest.
While I did not enter a decorated
bra, I enjoyed seeing them all.
Here are a few that were made.

I baked Pink Homemade Oreo Cookies for the bake sale.

I really enjoyed the Homemade Oreos
I made a few weeks ago,
so I modified the recipe to
make them pink.

These are quick and easy to
whip up, and were a hit at the
bake sale.

Homemade Pink Oreo Cookies

 For Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2-4 drops Pink Food Coloring (I use Americolor Gel in Soft Pink)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
For Filling ( Adapted from Simply Sweets By Honeybee)
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup butter softened
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
Combine butter and sugar in stand mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla, mix until well combined.  Add food coloring, mix until well combined
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, stir to combine.  Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, a little at a time, on low speed, until all dry ingredients all well combined.
Divide dough in half and shape into two flat disks, wrap In plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut with round cookie cutter (I used a 2 inch cutter).  Transfer to lined baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until cookie are set, but not browned.  Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet , then transfer to cooling racks.
For Filling:
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the shortening and butter. Next, add the vanilla extracts. Finally, add all the powdered sugar {I don’t sift} and pour the milk over it. Start mixing on low until the sugar starts to get incorporated. To keep the sugar from going everywhere you can cover your bowl with a tea towel or plastic wrap. I simply turn my mixer on and off a few times until the sugar starts to get incorporated and then I crank it up to medium speed {number 4 on my Kitchen Aid}. Mix the icing for about 6-8 minutes until it becomes smooth. You can stop and scrape the sides of the bowl if needed during the mixing process.
Transfer filling into large piping bag fitted with large round tip.  Pipe filling onto the flat side of half the cookies, and then top each cookie with the other half of the cookies to form a sandwich.  I find that it is helpful to "pair" up the cookies before filling, to have the best matches possible.

Here are some other really cute Breast Cancer Awareness cookies

Breast Cancer Cookies by Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Cancer Ribbons with Butterfly Wings by Tami Rena's Cookies

Pink Skeleton Cookies by Munchkin Munchies

Cancer Fighter Cookies by Cristin's Cookies

Remember Breast Cancer is easily treated if caught early, get those mammograms ladies, and do monthly self checks..you are worth it!

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  1. I have been SOOOO loving our delicious homemade oreos that Nick and I made yesterday thanks to your wonderful recipe and then today you go and make them PINK!!! Really?! MUST.MAKE.PINK.HOMEMADE.OREO.COOKIES.NOW!!!! :-) You rock Kimmie. Ingenious. I need them. And you even linked to my blog. How cute are you! Thanks so much sweetie! Cristin

  2. These look yummy Kim! Awesome job with the bake sale too :)


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