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Nov 29, 2011 12:02 PM

Need a recipe for Oreo cookie for crust or wafer substitute

I'm hoping to make a baked alaska recipe that calls for an oreo cookie crust. I know that Oreo used to sell the cookie part separately for a while, but I've read online that the company now has discontinued it. Besides buying a package of oreos and then separating the cookie from the cream, I wanted to know if anyone knew of a good chocolate cookie substitute or a good and reliable recipe for the Oreo cookie. Or am I completely off base and I'm actually supposed to use the whole cookie (cream and all)?

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  1. I've always used the whole oreo cookie or whole Trader Joe's Jo Jos. It never even occurred to me to separate them.

    But chocolate nilla wafers work as well.

    1. You can go to any bulk store and buy chocolate wafers. Or at your grocery store. Just look for chocolate wafer biscuits and away you go!

      1. Copycat Oreo Cookies by Cecily Brownstone, Associated Press Food Editor - 1979

        1. i've always been partial to nabisco's famous chocolate wafers -- very crunchy and chocolaty.

          easily available at any supermarket, but here's a link to a recipe.

          1. There really isn't much of a recipe; crush up cookies (Oreos or Famous Chocolate Wafers), add some melted butter, press it out in a pan. I think Famous Chocolate Wafers have a bit of a deeper chocolate flavor. But with the Oreos, the filling adds some body and acts as a binder. You don't need as much butter.

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            1. re: sbp

              for a deeper chocolate flavor add a tablespoon or two of unsweetened cocoa powder to oreos...