Homemade Oreos

Last night I came home from work, pulled some butter out of the fridge, mixed in some crisco, powdered sugar, and vanilla and began piping a gorgeous white frosting into some chocolate wafer cookies I had made the night before.  Once the frosting was nestled perfectly on top of the little cookie, I smooshed another cookie on top making a delicious little Oreo.

Homemade Oreos

I started my new job three weeks ago and to say it’s been a rough transition would be putting it lightly.  My commute is often 1 1/2 or 2 hours one way, I feel as though there is never enough time outside of work to do the things I love, and I am constantly worried about getting fat because I sit behind a desk all day and, for some reason I don’t understand, am pretty tired when I get home at night.  I’m struggling to adjust to a new sleep schedule, the new people in my office, and a MUCH slower paced work environment than I am used to.  I’m learning to slow down a bit, focus my energy on projects outside of work, and adjust to a very new part of life.  Growing up is hard work, guys.  I feel like I must be doing something wrong.  So earlier this week after a mini-breakdown on my 2 hour drive home (definitely cried in the car) I decided the only way to ease the pain was to indulge in a childhood favorite–Oreo’s.

Homemade Oreos

I don’t know about you, but I used to eat those bad boys by the column.  It’s a wonder I made it this far with my health intact.  I no longer inhale Oreo’s a column at a time but I do still have a weakness for those chocolatey cookie sandwiches.  Sometimes the most soothing coping mechanisms involve chocolate and nostalgia.  Actually….that’s always the best coping mechanism.  Enter Deb of Smitten Kitchen and her life-saving recipe for these homemade Oreo’s. They are perfect in every way though mine ended up being a bit more plump than hers–I think it only made them more endearing. Tonight as I continue to adapt to my new lifestyle, I can indulge in these tiny cookie sandwiches and feel a bit more certain that I’m doing something right.

Homemade Oreos

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Oreos

  1. 2 hour commute is BRU-TAL! I’d have a breakdown too! Can you move closer? Tele-commute? Work long hours 4 days a week and take a 1/2 day one day? I get one work-from-home day a week now and it’s a life changer. I didn’t get it right off the bat (had to pay some dues), but now it makes my whole life so much easier. Have you ever been to the grocery at 8 AM on a Tuesday? Only the stock-boys and serious moms-on-a-mission are out.

    Good luck to you either way!

    • I’m working on moving closer and would LOVE to tele-commute but I don’t think that’s an option for me (at least not yet).

      Love the grocery store during off peak hours ;). It’s the only time to go. Thank you for the well-wishes!

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