“These homemade Oreo cookies are even better than store-bought ones,” declared my friend Michelle, taking a mouse-sized bite of an Oreo cookie to avoid the beer-buttercream filling and the pretzel. I didn’t blame her for wanting to sample an unadulterated cookie bite. I do the same thing. I’m always curious to know how the parts of a dessert taste individually while also seeing how the flavors and textures come together as one.
When enjoyed in one large bite, my homemade pretzel and beer Oreo cookies acheive a splendor that you never knew was missing from regular Oreos. This improvement is due to the extra crunch, extra salt (always a good thing with chocolate), and extra tang.
If anything about this recipe is giving you pause, I would bet it’s the beer in the frosting. In truth, most of my friends couldn’t identify the beer taste. The beer in the frosting simply cuts the sweetness, adds a little sour, and brings a just slightly perceptible aroma of foamy lager being poured into a pint glass.
I baked these Oreo cookies during an Instagram Live on my @cupcakeproject feed and many of you got to witness just how easy the process was. I love that this Oreo cookie recipe (which I’ve shared before, years ago) doesn’t require chilled cookie dough and no rolling pin is needed. You press the cookie dough flat with your hand. On my Instagram video, I put the cookies together with one hand while my other hand held my phone. (Note to self: Buy a phone tripod!)
Leave a comment here or tag me on Instagram if you try these Oreo cookies! I can’t wait to hear what you think!