Sure-to-be-a-Hit Homemade Oreos by Casey Cocoa Butter

I've been a little overwhelmed on my end having made the move from NYC back to LA.  Having brought a significant chapter to my life to a close, I took a break from chocolate to do some job searching and enjoy the company of the family and friends I left behind!  I'm looking forward to working out here [Las Vegas]! But, I am ready to re-enter the world of chocolate, starting with some super chocolate-y homemade oreos!
 
You Will Need : Cocoa Powder: 1 & 1/3 cups Flour: 1 & 1/2 cups ; Salt: 1 tsp ; Butter: 1 cup; Sugar: 2 cups ; Eggs: 2 ea ; Vanilla: 1 tsp Directions: 1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy 2. Beat in eggs until homogenous 3. Add in cocoa, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix JUST until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX- this will make your dough tough. 4. Wrap the dough and allow to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes to an hour- now roll, cut and bale 325 F 10-15 minutes Vanilla Filling: Butter: 1 cup Powdered Sugar: 2-3 cups Vanilla Extract: 2-3 tbps 1. Cream butter until very light and soft 2. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract [here is a point of taste- i like it strongly vanilla and pretty sweet, but mix to taste] Casey is an official graduate of the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, we're sending her back to the West Coast with Love and may even visit her in Las Vegas where she will be exploring her culinary talents! Congrats Casey! Want to be a HHV contributor? Send us your favorite recipes! Want to know how we pick our restaurant features? Completely by referral! Is there some place you LOVE to dine?! We want to know why! These are all the things that make the Hudson Valley a wonderful place to work and live. Don't you think so?