Friday, September 17, 2010

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Thursday morning at 7:43 a.m., I got a text from my brother Ben:
"If you had time you could make homemade Oreos if you want.  Yours are the best."
Me:  "I've never made homemade Oreos."
Ben:  "I swear you made me some once?  But only if you have time.  Its totally cool if you don't."
Me:  "Well, for your graduation, I bought you some Oreo Cakesters.  But I will make you some if you want.  It's no biggie."
Ben:  "Ohh that's right.  But ok awesome.  I just hope I get time to try one!"
Ben is so funny.  So I looked up a recipe on the internet.  I was thinking it was going to be a pain to make them because I was already going to be canning peaches and making jam Saturday night.  But the recipe I found was really simple.  It even had a recipe for cream cheese frosting to go with it.  Friday, I went grocery shopping, and got all the ingredients.  Then Saturday, at around ten o'clock at night, after I had cleaned up all the mess from canning peaches and making jam, I was sitting at my computer playing WOW with Kurtis when suddenly, I exclaim, "Oh!  Shoot!  I forgot to make Ben homemade oreos!"  "Are you going to?"  Kurtis asked.  I promised I would, so of course I did!  I'm the bestest sister ever!

Here is the recipe I wrote down from the internet.  Phsht!  Please!  Do I really seem like the kind of girl who would make her own cream cheese frosting?  Um, no.  Not when there is a perfectly excellent little jar of it sitting on a shelf in the super market!  Betty Crocker needs to feed her family, too! ;)

Here is the finished product.  I made mine a little bigger than dime shaped.  They were all gone by the time I got back from church.  But Ben saved me one!  I had sneaked one last night, so I let Kaleb have it.  In the future, if I make them for oh, say, Riley's baptism lunch, I think I will double or even triple the recipe, though.  I made about two dozen (maybe a few more).  I didn't really count them, or really care how many I brought because I was assigned the drinks.  Even that was pretty sketchy.  "Oh, only bring them if you want to, we can just drink water."


chelebug said...

Those look really yummy. Another reason I should have just hopped in the car and gone. :)

chelebug said...

Ana just walked in and said "Oh,are those the cookies Melissa bought Ben for his graduation because he loves them so much?" I asked what she was talking about and she said, "Remember, when we were there that summer after he graduated? And I think she got Melinda chocolate chip cookies?" I don't remember & neither does Ben I guess, but Ana does! Ha ha ha :)

chelebug said...

Me again. I forgot to say I enjoyed your comment about Betty Crocker- My favorite line from Grandpa Day was when he told me that "Pharmacists need to make a living too" when he'd visit and I didn't have any medicine in my medicine cabinet. (He was a pharmacist for anyone reading this who doesn't know).

Lissybug said...

Ha ha! Ana is so smart. I bought Ben K. chocolate chip cookies. Melinda graduated in May, and I made her snicker doodles. I didn't make anybody cookies last year because I was busy getting everything ready for Zach's baptism lunch. :) I miss Grandpa. He was funny.

wendy said...

Those look really good.