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Showing posts with label Homemade Oreo Cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homemade Oreo Cookies. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Baking: Homemade Oreos and Homemade Fig Newtons' from Joanne Chang


The incomparable Joanne Chang
Christmas Baking is as much a part of the holiday as decorating the tree or singing songs of Christmas.  And if you have children, it's great fun to get them into the kitchen and bake a few cookies.  This year, the press has been full of stories of the demise of the Twinkie and the loss of Ho Hos.  To be honest, I was never a fan of either of these brands.  But if you told me Oreo or Fig Newtons were going out of business, I'd be incensed.  However, all of us who love pulling apart an Oreo to get at the frosting or biting into the gooey center of a Fig Newton would have a backup:  A brilliant baker named Joanne Chang has mastered these treats and shared her recipes for them in "Flour", the baking cookbook named after her Boston bakeries. And another brilliant baker, namely Andrew, has baked them for us and shared his tips for making perfect home-made Oreos and Fig Newtons.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Joanne Chang's Recipe for Homemade Oreo Cookies


Number one Oreo Fan
Stephanie and Mason 
        We couldn't let this momentous occasion pass without throwing a party.  This week, the Oreo cookie, invented in New York's Chelsea, is having its 100th birthday.  With over 491 billion Oreos having been consumed since 1912, it is by far and away the most popular cookie of the 2oth century.  And following its introduction in China in 2006, it is now the number one cookie there as well. I spent time last Spring with someone whose passion for Oreo cookies can readily be seen in the picture above.  My grandson Mason’s days are punctuated with pleas for these great American treats.  Since they are inevitably accompanied by a glass of milk and since his phenomenal nanny, Stephanie, keeps the cookies down to a minimum, there’s something wholesome about  his love of Oreos.  Too bad he’s yet to taste Andrew’s Homemade version of Joanne Chang’s deeply chocolate crisps and luscious vanilla cream.