Ever since I have been baking macarons I have wanted to make an oreo macaron. I think it is the fact that for us Americans, an oreo is our classic sandwich cookie that we know and love! The macaron seems like a perfect candidate to be oreo-fied! However I didn’t want it to be too literal. For example, lots of oreo cream recipes I found were made with butter, shortening and powdered sugar,….sounds horrible. I didn’t want a plastic-y, filmy residue left over from my filling. I still wanted it to pack a vanilla punch though, and be sweet, but not taste and feel like sugar granules. I chose to create a custom cream cheese filling. I thought a white chocolate filling would taste both too sweet and too much like white chocolate. So I created my own oreo cream cheese icing.
BTW, I would post the recipes….however….someone has decided to steal all of my recipes and has published an e-book on the Kindle store and charge money for them….I didn’t actually think this would ever happen. I wanted people to be able to use my recipes for free, but I don’t like the idea of someone taking my hard work and creativity and profiting off of it. Made me very upset. I have contact the publisher but they have not responded. Any ideas would be appreciated!
So back to the baking. I saw in oreo recipes an ingredient called “black cocoa” or “cocoa noir” etc. This can be purchased on amazon.com. This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I am going to buy gallons of this powdered cocoa. I added it to my italian meringue shells and they taste EXACTLY like oreos. I also added about a tsp of salt to the macaron batter because I always thought oreos were a little salty.
So there you have it! Black cocoa noire to the macaron batter with a vanilla cream cheese icing filling. I am ECSTATIC with how they turned out! I didn’t want to crush oreos and use them or re-use oreo filling. I thought it might ruin the batter and I just wanted to actually make a more upscale version of the oreo, not use its parts. These were some of the simplest macarons I have ever made and some of my favorite! The oreo flavor really shines through. The black cocoa powder is a MUST! You cannot get the same taste or color from regular cocoa powder. I will try to post more often to keep the ideas flowing! Until next time!