Additionally, although I am free of night time snacking nowadays, this item is still on the grocery list for my husband. Switching to real food is not an immediate thing, and not all parties in the family can be expected to change with you at the same exact moment. So, I am trying more and more to learn to make alternatives to the current desired processed items for members of my family as healthy as possible. To do that I need to make most everything from scratch. This can be time consuming, especially when things like this are usually readily available in their grocery bought packaging.
So, yesterday I tackled the Oreo. Oh, sweet success! I obtained the recipe here. Chocolate Covered Katie, can be brilliant, but sometimes the optional ingredients she lists, in my opinion are less than desirable. So in this recipe, I made mine most definitely with coconut oil, and NOT vegetable oil. I have dumped all of my old oils and now focus on those beautiful, healthy unaltered saturated fat oils. I also, used organic coconut sugar, organic cacao powder, organic spelt flour, organic powdered sugar, Kerry Gold butter (in place of coconut butter- didn't have any coconut butter) and rich full-fat grass fed milk. My point is homemade is marvelous, but it can go to that next level when each ingredient is carefully selected for quality and nutrition. (Also, take note- I am finding more and more that "organic" is not a magical word. Look closely at the ingredient list and specific brand. If you aren't sure, research the product. I will discuss this more in depth, because currently we have those nasty GMO's floating around that can pop up in everything including "organic" products.)
In conclusion, this recipe is here to stay. The family LOVED them! If I say so myself, these homemade goodies are better than the "real" Oreo. Lovely little cookies with which I can feel much better indulging my family's sweet tooth.