Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cooks Illustrated - May Favorites

May is almost over, but I still have one day to post my favorites.

These are the Cook's Illustrated recipes that I really like and make more than once.

Recipes I've reviewed: 
Recipes I love, but haven't reviewed: 
And once again there is a huge list of May recipes that I would love to try, but haven't found the time for yet.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 60 minutes  
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Filling Time: 10 minutes

Grade: A

Make Again: Yes

Recipe Source: D.I.Y. Cookbook

This is ATK's take on Oreo cookies. Oreos are the only store bought cookies I really like, so I was excited to try this recipe. It really isn't hard, but it takes time because of the chilling of the dough, and assembling the cookies. But less than 30 minutes of work total.

The one unusual ingredient is Black cocoa (which you can get at You also need Dutch processed cocoa (which is not unusual.) The black cocoa is what makes them really dark. I did purchase the cocoa, but the recipe only uses 1/4 cup, so I will have to make more of these.

These really do taste like oreo's but better. The filling was a bit different, definitely in consistency, but the cookie part was right on in flavor. I really enjoyed these.

Mine are not all that pretty. Cutting them evening wasn't too easy, and I was sloppy with the filling. But they ended up fine and of course, the taste was not altered in any way.

Note: There is different chocolate sandwich cookie recipe available on but that is a different recipe than the one in the book. I will probably try that one sometime as well.