Introduction: Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies

In this instructable I will show you how to make Homemade Oreo Cookies, now these are not really a copy cat recipe, they don't taste like Oreo cookies, but they are large, soft, and have an amazing filling and they kinda look like them, hence the name. This Oreo cookie recipe is really easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!

If you have any questions or comments put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Follow the simple steps below or watch the video tutorial, or better yet, do both!

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil (78ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1lb (16oz) or 453 g of Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted softened butter (115g)
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese (can use 8 oz as well) (115g)
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract (5ml)

Tools:

Step 2: Mix Eggs and Oil

First we preheat our oven to 350 degrees F. (176 C) Then we mix together our eggs and our oil in a large bowl, using a hand mixer, whisk, or stand mixer.

Step 3: Add Cake Mix

Next we add in the whole box of cake mix, again using our mixer or you could use a wooden spoon at this point. Mix until completely incorporated, and the final mixture will be a very thick brown cookie dough.

Step 4: Scoop and Ball Up the Dough

Next we want to scoop out or roll with our hands the dough into pingpong sized balls, or if you want smaller cookies, you can make them smaller. Once we have gotten all of our cookie balls made we bake them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 5: Cool Them Cookies

Once our cookies come out of the oven they will look like this, we allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cookie rack to cool completely.

Step 6: Make the Filling

Next we need to make our filling. Add the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix together really well. If you would like a more prominent cream cheese taste, add another 4 ounces of cream cheese, for a total of 8 ounces.

Step 7: Pipe the Filling

Next take a freezer bag and place it into a wide mouth glass, then add the filling to the bag, we are making a piping bag. Next push down the filling to one corner, twist the other end a few times, keeping the filling at the corner. Now just snip off the corner with some scissors, and you got yourself a piping bag. Gently squeeze out the filling on top of a cookie that has been turned over. Then place another cookie on top of that one, push down gently on the top cookie. Now cover them with plastic wrap and let them chill in the refrigerator until you want to serve them. Enjoy!!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial!

Comments

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nlacosta made it! (author)2017-06-25

If we don't have access to cake mix, what can we use?

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You could try these ingredients instead - 185g / 6.5 oz butter *I used salted but you can use unsalted and add a pinch of salt to this recipe
200g / 7oz caster or superfine sugar
1 extra large egg (room temp is best)
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract / essence
340g / 12oz plain or all purpose flour
60g / 2oz unsweetened cocoa
1.5 tsp baking powder

They will come out looking more like oreos, without the cracks, but will also be a little more crunchy then my recipe.

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nlacosta made it! (author)nlacosta2017-06-26

Nice! I'll try it then.

Thank you!

author

You are welcome!

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WildB made it! (author)2017-06-26

These look a whole lot like (both ingredient and filling wise) Whoopie Pies, which are the state treat of Maine.
I love me some Whoopie pies.

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Yep!! Very similar to those!! :)

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MillerI made it! (author)2017-06-25

So, they don't look like Oreos, they don't taste like Oreos but let's call them Oreos anyway? I'm sure they're yummy but why don't you call them "Better than Oreos"?

author

The interesting thing with these, if you make the dough balls smaller, they will still spread out, and then bake them a little longer, they won't crack as much and will get crispy, so definitely more like an oreo. I didn't change the name to stay authentic to how my sister called them, since it came from her. But you are right, "Better then Oreos" would be a better name for these! At least in my opinion! haha And there are other more traditional "Copycat" oreo cookie recipes out there as well. :)

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soniamorrow made it! (author)2017-06-25

Ohh, I have to try these. Thank you.

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Yes! Please do and let me know how they come out! :)

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tiggerbob made it! (author)2017-06-25

Wouldn't it be cool to press the dough into molds or use cookie cutters and presses to give the cookies the authentic "Oreo" look.

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Yeah that would be great! They do flatten out naturally, but if you make the dough balls smaller, they won't crack as much, and you can bake them a little longer to get crisper if that is what you are going for. I think a different recipe would work a little better for rolling them out and using a small round cookie cutter, kind of like a sugar cookie recipe but with cocoa powder. I am sure there are more accurate "Copycat" recipes out there, this is just one that my sister made all the time, which I liked. :)

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