Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Jan 27, 2005 08:58 PM


  • h

read in the la times food section that nancy silverton made THOUSANDS of batches of oreo cookies before getting them perfect to her own mind. it's in the sandwich book which i cant bring myself to buy as i'm a veg and it's mostly meat but is there anyone who has it who's willing to share?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Why make fake oreos?? The real ones are pretty cheap. Or am I missing something?

    11 Replies
    1. re: Dorothy

      well, all right, homemade chocolate sandwich type cookies then.

      1. re: Dorothy

        becuase you can. For the fun of it- that is what cooking is or should be at times. I made marhsmallows this year and nobody said to me after biting into one- why would you make these they are so cheap in the stores.

        1. re: Dorothy

          I'm avoiding hydrogenated oils and I'd love to find a great recipe to "replicate" or taste even better than the chocolate cookies on an Oreo or Famous Chocolate Wafers.

          1. re: KB

            I've made the chocolate mint cookies in the link below (MUCH better than girl scout thin mints, but I ordered 3 boxes this week anyway). The texture is probably what you want, and I'd bet they'd be good without the peppermint extract. I haven't tried that, though.


            1. re: KB
              Caitlin McGrath

              If you want to buy something Oreo-like, Newman's Own chocolate sandwich cookies are, and they're made without hydrogenated oils.

              1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                IMVHO they are better than oreos.

                1. re: Tracy L.

                  Y'all should try the Country Choice sandwich cookies too. They are REALLY good (and I normally do not eat this kind of thing...). They are Organic, Kosher, and Vegan, and taste better IMHO than Oreos. I particularly like the mint sandwich cookies.


                2. re: Caitlin McGrath

                  Haven't gotten around to trying 'em yet--thanks for the rec. I guess the general "trying to make an awesome chocolate wafer" is more relevant, because while I don't usually have big packages of cookies laying around, I do need my traditional birthday icebox cake!

              2. re: Dorothy

                Dorothy, Dorothy, Dorothy....most store-bought cookies are inexpensive.

                But *good* homemade...anything (made with top-quality ingr.) is always superior to store-bought.

                1. re: Dorothy

                  Because Nancy's Oreos taste so much better!

                  1. re: Dorothy

                    Because I bet her filling is much better (and healthier) than Crisco and confectioner's sugar, which is what I think is in Oreos