Monday, January 18, 2010

Homemade Oreo Cookies

I feel like my blog is turning into a cookie blog, considering my last few posts have been about cookies! I guess I am just in the cookie baking mood:) This particular cookie, is one of my all time favorites! And fortunately, one of the easiest cookies you could ever make. I mean, is there anything better than two giant chocolate cookies stuck together by a thick layer of cream cheese icing? I don't think so, these homemade oreos are the perfect excuse to eat two cookies at a time. My problem is, I end up eating three of these homemade oreos in a sitting, now let's see....that's a grand total of 6 cookies plus frosting!!...I'd rather not think about that and just enjoy my cookie, which is calling my name as we speak:) Enjoy!

Homemade Oreo Cookies
1 devil's food cake mix (I have tried these with other chocolate cake mixes and they turn out just fine)
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs

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


8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 square butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 to 4 c. powdered sugar

Mix all of frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost BACKS of cookies and place together to make sandwich cookie.


  1. Carly, These are one of our family favorites too. I must say, I can eat WAY more than 3 at a sitting, so feel good about yourself! Lol.

  2. I'm sort of new at baking, and this might be sort of a dumb question... but what exactly is 1/2 square butter?

  3. Theresa- There are no dumb questions in baking:) A 1/2 square of butter is a half stick, or 1/4 cup. Butter usually comes in a pack of 4 individually wrapped sticks(or squares), each a half a cup:) So fun you are getting into baking, happy baking!:)

  4. Carly - catching up on all your new posts, i love your cake cutting party idea for your husband, so cute. congrats!! girls are wonderful! but then I'm totally biased.
    you're such a beautiful mother to be! i hope the pregnancy continues to be wonderful, delicious cookies definitely help no matter how many!

  5. I've been craving these every since I saw your post. Then, I found some devils food cake mix in my's time for oreos! Thanks for sharing your great recipes!
    Karen Roberts

  6. My mom used to make these for us as a kid, and I have started the tradition with my girls. I have found they work out without the eggs, so if you don't have eggs, don't worry they will still turn out!!!