Saturday, March 12, 2011

Homemade Oreo Cookies

I've been making this recipe for years.  People love them and are always very impressed, but honestly it's one of the easiest recipes around!  They do taste very similar to real Oreos, they are just a little softer.


1 devil's food cake mix
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs

Mix the above ingredients together. Roll the dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool cookies.

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Mix all of frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost the backs of the cookies and squeeze together to make sandwich cookies.


To help flatten the cookies and make them more oreo-like, tap the baking sheet lightly on the counter right after you remove them from the oven, while they are still hot.

This recipe makes a lot of frosting - I personally like my cookies a little less sweet, so I usually don't use all the frosting.  You can really just judge for yourself how thick you want the cookies to be by adjusting the amount of frosting.  Also, it's easier (and less messy!) to use a pastry bag to squeeze the frosting onto the cookies.  

A variation I have made on this is to stuff them with peanut butter frosting (there is a great recipe for that on this site, under the peanut butter cake posting).

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