By Popular Demand, Gluten-Free Homemade Oreos
Step One: Prepare the Gluten-Free Flour Substitute
2 cups rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca flour
1 t xanthan gum
Mix well and store your 3 cups of unflour in a container with a tight lid.
Step Two: Making the Wafers
1 1/4 cups unflour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 cup sugar
10 T softened butter (1/2 cup + 2 T butter)
1 large egg
In your Cuisinart, pulse the dry ingredients until well-mixed. Drop in the butter and the egg, and process till a rich, chocolate-y dough forms. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto a Silpat or parchment-lined cookie sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 F for 8-9 minutes, or until the tops are dry-looking and set. Cool completely on racks.
Step Three: Mixing Up the Creamy Filling
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
2 t vanilla extract
Beat throughly in a mixer until light and creamy.
Spread a blob of frosting on one wafer and top with another wafer, making a sweet little sandwich. Continue to make sandwiches until all your wafers are paired up. As the cook, you are entitled to any broken ones, plus the orphan wafer without a mate that’s left over. Don’t hesitate to frost them generously–there’s plenty of filling here.