Vegan Oreo Recipe

Vegan Oreos, Love Cocoa style

Oh Oreos, they'll always have a place close to our heart. B U T, what if we could make a version that was just as good, an unprocessed & heartwarmingly-homemade-handsome version...?

Here in the Love Cocoa test kitchen we pitted the original Oreo against this new, V E G A N, palm-oil free version, and the verdict? It's rich, tastes decadent, not quite like the original in taste, but maybe...better? Here's how to make it:

a close up of a plate covered with chocolate

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: Approx 1 hr
Ingredients:
  • 128g plain flour

  •  128g unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 280g unsalted VEGAN butter, at room temperature

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for the filling:

  • 115g unsalted VEGAN butter, at room temperature
  • 200g icing sugar
  • A pinch of salt

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 165ºC. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, & baking soda.
  • Cream together the butter & sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract. With the mixer running on low speed, add the flour mixture & beat until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture onto a work surface & knead to bring it together. Shape into flat discs, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Lightly dust your surface & top of the dough with cocoa powder. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness & cut out 2 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool.

To make the filling: 

  • Beat together the butter, sugar, and salt until combined.
  • To colour the frostings we used 4 natural superfood powders: Spirulina (blue), chlorella (green),  turmeric/ coconut (yellow) & blueberry (purple)
  • Fill piping bags with each of the 3 frostings. Place half of the cookies on a plate or work surface. Pipe a blob of filling onto the tops of each of these cookies & then place another cookie on top, pressing slightly.

And hey presto! The most delightful, handmade Oreos, entirely vegan & beautifully coloured to bring some brightness to your spring. For an extra bit of Love Cocoa goodness, melt a Love Cocoa bar of your choice and drizzle on top. Mmmmmm.

a chocolate doughnut on a plate