i had a craving for chocolate last night & knew i had some nice cocoa powder but no chips, so i decided to make martha stewart’s cream filled chocolate cookies her take on the classic oreo. these are kind of hard if you do not have a mixer (i don’t) because the dough & the icing are very stiff. it takes a lot of muscle. i also made the mistake of leaving my butter soften on the radiator, which melted it. i had to put it outside to stiffen again, i think it changed the texture of the cookies. they turned out pretty hard. i recommend baking them a few minutes less than the recipe calls for & definitely using an electric mixer if you have one. the cookies are really good just on their own.