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It’s tough being a Columbia Lions fan. After 9 consecutive losses there isn’t much hope going into the 10th game of the season. Luckily, (for many) the fun of a Columbia football game isn’t watching the scoreboard (unless you support the opposing team). This weekend’s game is an excellent excuse to make Columbia-themed baked goods for the winningest marching band and Lions fans in all of Ivy League sports: the CUMB.

The Oreo recipe we* used comes from Flour Bakery, which is worth a trip to the north if you’ve never been. The Flour Bakery Oreo cookie is a classy relative of classic Oreos. Add some light blue frosting and you get the Roar-eo. Oh no, check that Columbia pun.
#turnitblue yup, we went there.

*co-chef Hayley Peterson (*tweet tweet* fanfare)

Recipe from Flour Bakery for Alma Mater on the Hudson Shore

Cookie Dough
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a little
1 egg
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon milk
About 8 drops blue food coloring

1. Beat 1 cup unsalted butter with 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, melted chocolate, and egg.

2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix with a fork until combined. Let the dough rest on a counter top for about 1 hour.

3. On parchment paper form dough into a log and roll into the paper. (We made two logs so that each log was about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Leave in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half.

4. Remove from the refrigerator when the log is solid. You may want to re-roll the log into a round shape since it may have flattened while resting.

5. Slice each log to make cookies each about 1/4 inch think. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cookies should look slightly firm on top but don’t wait til they brown; they’ll be overdone!

6. Once cookies have cooled, add frosting. Combine butter and sugar in a mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and milk. Stir in food coloring if using. We needed a lot  more coloring than we expected to get the right color. Start with a few drops and add more one at a time. Create sandwiches.

7. Head to Baker Field. Feed to sleepy lions fans.

Note: This is a single batch but we made 1 and a half batches. We got about 48 sandwiches.


Author: Zoe (Do Or Pie)

I live, work, and bake in NYC.

One thought on “Roar-eos

  1. Prose made me laugh out loud. Recipe looks great – and photos definitely call any kid, chocolate lover or sweet tooth. When I was in college living in the dorms at UT-Austin, I would buy my boyfriend (now husband) a chocolate chip cookie sandwich similar to this. I can’t wait to try this recipe and surprise him at the hospital one day. You bring back fond memories. Happy blogging – and Pie Making.
    😉 – Shanna

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