recipe: Stareo Cookies

June 26, 2012


If any of you love Oreos raise your hand! 
I’m assuming a good percentage of you did it, and if so, I’m about to blow your mind with the best.recipe.ever! Stareos are the gourmet Oreo recipe. My Dad begged me to make this dessert for the longest time and I’m so glad I did. They are rich, chocolatey and slightly addictive with its perfectly sweet cream filling. This might be the perfect dessert to make for our upcoming 4th of July holiday. It’s just so patriotic! If you, or anyone you know is an Oreo fan, please try this recipe and let me know what you think!
Stareo Cookies from Emily Luchetti’s Star Desserts

8 ounces cold sweet butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup coca powder, sifted

1 cup mascarpone
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the chocolate shortbread: Combine the butter and sugar in the
bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on low speed for 15 seconds, using the
paddle attachment. Add the flour salt and cocoa powder and continue
mixing on low speed for 3 to 5 minutes until it comes together. It will
look dry just before comes together.

Put the dough on a slightly floured board and roll it out 1/4 inch
thick. With a 2 inch star cutter cut out the cookies. Chill for one hour
in the freezer.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cookies so they are not touching on the pan.

Preheat the oven to 250°. Bake the shortbread for about one hour until firm.

To make the filling:
Combine the marscapone sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

To assemble:
Spread about 1 tablespoon of marscapone cream filling on 18 of the
cookies. Put the remaining uncoated cookies on top of the cream cookies,
making a sandwich.

This was a Matthew approved dessert! And if you’re an Oreo milk dunker, the same rules apply. Go for it!