Kids in the Sink

Faith Friday + Homemade Oreos

on March 2, 2012

Something we haven’t really shared with you all is that one of us is a military family.  It’s me, Melissa.  My husband and Daddy to my babies is in the Army and this week, he deployed to Afghanistan for the third time.  A lot of Americans who aren’t military are really shocked to find out that our heroes are still serving over-seas.  I’m sharing this to let all of our readers know, they are still there. They’re still serving and fighting and dying.  Please remember them and pray for their safety.

That brings me to another thought about prayer.  Before he left, I wrote out Psalm 21: 8-13 onto the back of a picture of our babies for him to carry with him while he’s gone.  It’s scripture about fighting the enemy and the protection that God offers.  What’s so important about it, though, is that it can be prayed.  Praying God’s word is powerful.  Sometimes I find myself not knowing the right words to pray.  Of course, there are no wrong words.  He hears even our moans and understands them as exactly what we need Him to hear.  But what better thing to pray than HIS Word? It’s His.  It’s perfect.

Homemade Oreos

Makes about 25-30 filled cookies


For the cookies:

1 cup sugar
½ cup plus 2 tbsp softened butter
1 egg
1 ¼ cups flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa (we used black cocoa)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

For the filling:

¼ cup softened butter
2 tablespoons half-and-half or cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ and line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the cookie ingredients.
  4. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Roll dough into small, teaspoon sized balls and flatten slightly after placing on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes or until just after cookies begin to crisp. When done, remove onto cooling racks immediately.
  7. To make filling, cream together butter, cream, and vanilla.  Add powdered sugar and mix until it’s a thick frosting.
  8. To assemble cookies, spread filling onto one cookie and top gently with another cookie.

Source: Cheap Recipe Blog


One response to “Faith Friday + Homemade Oreos

  1. […] (Melissa’s) story involves change, too.  Remember months ago on a Faith Friday where we made homemade Oreos and I disclosed to you that my husband had just been deployed for the third time to Afghanistan?  […]

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