Even though I made these a few weeks ago (and of course never got around to writing about them), they were SO good that I knew I needed to spread the word about their wonderfulness. As soon as I saw this recipe on Gingerbread Bagels, I knew that I’d be dropping all plans and making them that weekend. As some of you may know, I’m a Halloween fanatic. I love being scared, getting decked out in creative costumes, and the overall fall atmosphere. Unsurprisingly, I also love the candy and sweets.
When I was younger, seeing Halloween Oreos on the supermarket shelves always signaled the beginning of the season to me. I don’t care what anyone says— they just TASTE different. So when I came across a recipe that incorporated these neon orange cookies into both the cake AND frosting, I was sold.
I had a really fun time making these, which was great because I gave up a Saturday night to try them out. It was my first time making a buttercream frosting and as nerdy as this sounds, I loved turning on my KitchenAid mixer for 10 minutes and watching the icing transform into something fluffy and beautiful. And boy was that 10 minutes worth it- this was some of the best frosting I’ve ever had. The Oreos really add something.
I won’t lie and say that these were perfect. Although the taste was definitely spot on, I had a tough time getting them to look the way I wanted them to. I wanted them to be over-the-top Halloween, but two things went wrong. First, the orange gel food coloring I had somehow hardened and wasn’t very useable. Second, the piping tip I had was big, but not big enough to allow chunks of Oreos to pass through, so I had to resort to the unwieldy spatula method. However, these were SO good that I would make another attempt at getting them to absolute perfection. Maybe for Halloween?