Fresh mint takes this spin on Cookies n' Cream to the next level.
'Oreos' on Serious Eats
Seldom do I promote a recipe so chock-full of store-bought components, but when there are Oreos involved, I make an exception. This is just the ticket for lovers of the cookies n' cream combo, when an ordinary bowl of ice cream just won't do.
This recipe blends fragrant, creamy Tahitian vanilla bean with ground coffee for a sweet, rich, coffee-tinged base for crushed Oreos.
Use the crappiest milk, cream and eggs you can find. Bottom shelf. Good quality dairy and eggs have a wonderful flavor and color that will shine through and, I'm horrified to say, that's not what we're going for here.
Oreos built a reputation by touting the unique ways we can enjoy eating them, so likewise a Fauxreo must deliver Oreo magic no matter the snacking style. When this culinary time machine takes off, no one gets left behind.
No one bats an eyelash when it comes to adding a dash of salt to an otherwise sweet recipe, but when you go and add a touch of spicy pepper to cookies, things start to get a little crazy. These Salt-N-Pepper Sandwich Cookies from Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito's Baked Explorations add white pepper to their version of homemade Oreos, and I've got to say, they're pretty genius.
"I'm not sure that this mix of Crisco, sugar, and vanilla extract is that much better for you than the original Oreo filling but I felt better seeing exactly what went into it." Photograph from hangishh on Flickr Have you...