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Vegan Oreo Cookies

Constanze
These vegan oreo-like cookies are easy to make and with the help of black cocoa powder they look just like the original.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 37 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13 sandwich cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 35 g black cocoa powder (¼ cup + 3 Tbsp)
  • 110 g soft margarine (½ cup) divided
  • 110 g dark brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 1 envelope vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 180 g all-purpose flour (1 ½ cups)
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

For the filling

  • 110 g soft margarine (½ cup)
  • 240 g powdered sugar (2 cups)
  • 1 envelope vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

Instructions
 

  • Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl.
  • Measure out three tablespoons of margarine and place them in a small saucepan. Melt the margarine.
  • Add to cocoa powder and whisk well.
  • Combine remaining margarine, sugar and vanilla sugar and, with a hand-held mixer, beat until foamy, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add this mixture and the soy milk to the black cocoa mixture.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt.
  • With your hands, knead the dough until smooth.
  • Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic.
  • Refridgerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Roll out the dough between two layers of plastic wrap.
  • It should be around 0.2 to 0.4 cm thick.
  • Cut out cookies with a round cookie cutter (6 cm in diameter).
  • Gather the remaining dough, roll it out, and cut out more cookies until there is no more dough to roll out.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes depending on the thickness.

To make the filling

  • With a hand-held mixer beat the margarine for one minute.
  • Add sugar and vanilla sugar in batches and beat until fluffy.
  • Transfer to a piping bag with a large round tip and pipe on half the cookies.
  • Press remaining cookies on top.

Notes

Recipe adapted from the Black Cocoa Sandwich Cookies courtesy of Bake from Scratch magazine.
Keyword black cocoa, dutch process, sandwich cookies