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!
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Follow the simple steps below or watch the video tutorial, or better yet, do both!
Step 1: Ingredients/Tools
- 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)
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!