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hello Jan 27, 2005 08:58 PM

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?

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    Dorothy RE: hello Jan 27, 2005 10:28 PM

    Why make fake oreos?? The real ones are pretty cheap. Or am I missing something?

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      hello RE: Dorothy Jan 27, 2005 11:32 PM

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

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        cocoagirl RE: Dorothy Jan 28, 2005 08:00 AM

        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.

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          KB RE: Dorothy Jan 28, 2005 08:47 AM

          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.

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            Jess RE: KB Jan 28, 2005 09:07 AM

            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.

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

            1. re: KB
              Caitlin McGrath RE: KB Jan 28, 2005 02:12 PM

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

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                Tracy L. RE: Caitlin McGrath Jan 29, 2005 01:53 AM

                IMVHO they are better than oreos.

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                  Anne in SF RE: Tracy L. Feb 2, 2005 06:59 PM

                  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.

                  Link: http://www.countrychoicenaturals.com/...

                2. re: Caitlin McGrath
                  KB RE: Caitlin McGrath Jan 29, 2005 09:35 AM

                  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
                Funwithfood RE: Dorothy Jan 28, 2005 09:25 AM

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

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

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                  em RE: Dorothy Jan 28, 2005 11:07 AM

                  Because Nancy's Oreos taste so much better!

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                    ruth arcone RE: Dorothy Jan 28, 2005 02:21 PM

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

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