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Oreo Cookies, Still Looking Good at 100!

Classic Oreo Biscuit

Many happy returns to Oreo biscuits! I wonder if they got a  telegram from the Queen to mark their special day? The Oreo certainly deserves to be recognised as biscuit royalty.
Each biscuit is crunchy enough to give a satisfyingly toothsome snap, and there’s a creamy vanilla or chocolate filling nestled inside. Is it a posh bourbon or a grown up custard cream? Maybe it’s the dramatic black and white colour scheme that makes it so alluring? Is it better to eat your biscuit in a ‘oner’ or to deconstruct it? It’s hard to decide!

1970s Oreo Advertising

Oreo’s adverts are also usually adorable, and with over 25 million Facebook friends, it’s certainly the most talked about biscuit in the world. Even the Financial Times was moved to discuss the biscuit’s birthday. Apparently, subtle changes to the biscuit have allowed it to cross tastebud boundaries and it’s taking China by storm. Who would’ve thought a biscuit would have resulted in the Oriental Pearl Tower being painted blue!  
  
I love the original biscuits in their tubular blue packets, the vaguely virtuous snack-sized ones, and the miraculous minis. They are incredibly versatile for baking use (if they survive the journey from the packet to the baking table!) and I often use them in Cookies and Cream Cheesecake, cupcakes and brownies. Still, I felt they deserved to be put to extra-special use now their birthday’s here.
I offer you ‘Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing & Oreo Tops.’

Overkill? Yes, but if there is a better way to go, I can’t think of it.I saw on a blog (I wish I could remember where so I could credit the author) the idea of sandwiching two Oreo cookies together using peanut butter, putting them in a cake case, pouring on brownie batter and baking.  How good do these look?

Here I’ve whipped up Peanut Butter Buttercream too, and piped it onto the top of the cooked cakes. Actually, I’m not sure if these are cakes, brownies or if the biscuit is the star! Whatever the answer is, they’re divine. I swithered about sprinkling them with chopped peanuts or leaving them alone, but this is a birthday tribute after all, so it seemed only fitting to dress the cakes up like this … What do you think?
  

Peanut butter Oreo Mavis Cakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

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