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When making an oreo buttercream, should I remove the cream filling before crushing the oreos

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Most recipes dont specify what they mean by crushed oreos. Would I remove the filling before crushing and adding to my buttercream? I plan to make an oreo cake composed of three layers of devil's food cake separated by oreo buttercream, and covered on the outside with vanilla buttercream and chocolate glaze.

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  1. I've never removed the filling from oreos when I've used them in recipes. If they didn't have the filling, they'd just be run of the mill chocolate wafers, wouldn't they? I don't know if others feel differently.

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    1. re: Skippy1414

      Nope, I'm with you -- if you were supposed to peel all the cream out, they'd tell you.

    2. I think you're just trying to come up with an excuse to eat a whole bowl of cream :)

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      1. re: youareabunny

        the stuff in those cookies has no relation to cream.:)

        op: you should use the whole cookie. otherwise the recipe would say, remove the filling, then crush the cookies.

      2. I use Oreos in a cheesecake, and I never even thought to scrape out the creme (as opposed to real "cream"). Just smush away!