Friday, August 21, 2009

Homemade Oreo Cookies {Oh So Good!}

Why not bake a batch of Homemade Oreo cookies. Rich, chocolate cookie sandwiches with creamy, vanilla frosting stuffed in the middle.Um mm who doesn't L♥VE that. I have been wanting to make homemade Oreo's for quite some time now.

I saw this recipe over at Tangled and True. The chocolate cookie part is not homemade but instead utilizes a devils food cake mix. That's OK because I love taking advantage of cake mixes in recipes, especially when you cant even tell one was used. That would be the case with this recipe, so why not take the semi homemade route.

If you want to make the cookie part homemade smitten kitchen has a awesome recipe. The cookie filling in this recipe has cream cheese as one of the ingredients. A true Oreo does not, but the addition of the cream cheese was so good.

I think on my next batch I am going to make the regular vanilla filling that a true Oreo cookie has so I can compare and see which one I like best. I'm including the recipe for the plain vanilla filling along with the cream cheese and you can decide which one to use.

Also the cream cheese filling makes enough for a double batch of cookies. If you only want to make one batch you can freeze the remaining filling to use another day. Like I did so I can make some more today.
I cant help it these darn cookies are so addicting and so good. This recipe is definitely a keeper. The cookie wafers came out so crisp like a cookie should be. I haven't decided if this is more like a Oreo cookie or a Whoopie pie.
These cookies would be perfect for the upcoming holidays. You can even tint the filling in coordinating colors, how fun is that.
These are the ingredients you will need: devils food cake mix, oil (canola or coconut oil) eggs, confectioners sugar (powdered sugar), cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Add oil and eggs to the cake mix and blend until thoroughly mixed. I do not recommend using a mixer the dough is really thick. I think using a wooden spoon works out better.
Roll dough into balls (a little larger than a quarter). Your kiddos can help you out rolling the dough into balls.

Place on greased cookie sheet. I used the bottom of a glass to press down and flatten the cookie dough before and after baking. I wanted to ensure to have flat round cookies. (the kids can help with this part as well)
Bake for 7- 8 minutes. (depending on your oven) Remove from oven and let cool on sheet (until warm).
Remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack.
Prepare the filling

To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip (you can always use a zip lock bag with a round tip or just use a butter knife) add about a tablespoon of filling into the center of one cookie.

Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie.

Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with the cream filling. At this point i couldn't wait and had to try one. So good, we ate all of them on the first day.





Homemade Oreo Cookies
{mommyskitchen.net}

Cookie Recipe:
1 - package devil's food cake mix
2 - eggs
1/2 - cup canola oil or coconut oil

Cream Cheese Filling:
1 - stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened
3-4 cups - confectioner's sugar (depending on desired consistency)
1 - tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 - cup vegetable shortening
2 1/2 - cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
2 - teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add oil and eggs to cake mix and blend together. Roll dough into balls (a little larger than a quarter).

Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet (until warm).

Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on cooling rack.

(Cream Cheese Filling)  To prepare the filling, cream butter and add cream cheese. Mix well. Add vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar. Mix slowly until you reach your desired consistency.

(Vanilla Filling)  Cream butter and shortening together. Add vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar slowly until you reach your desired consistency.

To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip (you can always use a zip lock bag with a round tip or just use a butter knife) add about a tablespoon of filling into the center of one cookie.

Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.




34 comments:

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

Oh my goodness! I'm drooling now. Yum and double yum!

Stephanie said... #

Oh, yummm, I want these!!

Krystal said... #

that sounds wonderful! it's been a while since I've made these too.

Heidi said... #

I've made these and they are great!

sherri said... #

These look scrumptious! Love it! I would like to try both fillings too. Thanks.

Lara said... #

I have a similar recipe for these, but yours look SO much prettier! I laughed when I read the whoopie pie comment too, since on a recent trip to Amish country I decided to buy some authentic whoopie pies and they were almost identical.

Angelia McGowan said... #

Those look so good, and so easy. I love the way you cook!

SnoWhite said... #

wow! those look amazing!

Cindy said... #

OMGosh They were so good ,,My 5 year old was telling everyone they tasted horrible lol ,,,,SO noone would eat them so he could have them all to himself these cookie brought out the worst in him lol not that it took alot ,,, Thanks Tina

Mary said... #

These look delicious - I agree, they seem more like a whoopie pie and too yummy! I think I could just squeeze that cream cheese filling straight int my mouth I swear!

Selba said... #

Wow.. these cookies look so yummy! I would love to try.

Alwayzbakin said... #

You can bet if I was not on a mission to lose weight that I would be baking these. They look awesome!

Bunny said... #

These look terrific! Just this of all the flavor variations you could make with this one cookie recipe just by switching out the flavor of cake and flavoring the filling!!!

Christy said... #

Mmmmm-I need one of these NOW!! Delicious.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, there's nothing in this world that makes me smile like a few (HA!) Oreo cookies and a tall glass of milk. Even though I can't always get to the store, there's nothing that's going to keep from enjoying that delicious flavor again. Thanks neighbor.

Anonymous said... #

I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog - and also how sorry I am you are not posting as much! No pressure, though!

newlyweds said... #

oh wow those looks too good!!!

Suz said... #

I agree these look delish! I shared the recipe with an online group and the moms from the northern states all said, "those are whoopie pies." I don't know whoopie pies, I just though YUM!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

The filling reminds me of a whoopie pie. The cookies do a little bit but i think they are more cake like for a whoopie pie, these are more cripy like a cookie. I dont care what you call them they are so darn good LOL.

Sheila said... #

Wow These look so good. I will have to try them.

jenj22 said... #

My daughter and I made these together yesterday. They were super yummy and a good recipe for us to make together. We colored our icing pink. If you don't mind I might post a link to your site on my blog with pics of her making the cookies. Thanks for the recipe!!

Jennifer said... #

Looks good.. now oreo makes Cakesters...those that you make could also be comapred to whoopie pies...what is good is giving the cream a minty flavor.. and you could experiment with different flavors with the sandwhich and filling.

Memória said... #

These look great! You can find a more authentic, homemade recipe for Oreo cookies at Smitten Kitchen's website. I've made them before, but my pictures are not as great as hers. They taste even better than the store-bought variety, but the filling tastes exactly like it. Here is the link: http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/05/my-kingdom-for-a-glass-of-milk/

Starr said... #

WOW Do those ever look good! I've copied the recipe to make them for our academy kids in our Christian school. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, I hope the coney dogs turned out well for you!
I've enjoyed looking around your site, I'll be back!

Anonymous said... #

I made these today for the super bowl and they were amazing! I loved the soft texture of the cookie combined with the yummy frosting. I chose to make the cream cheese icing to give it a different taste. Loved them. Will definitely make again!

Jessica said... #

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I had a recipe for these in a cookbook my mom made and typed out for me, and everything was going terribly wrong!

I'm attempting to make cookies for my fiance for the first time ever, as his valentines day gift, and all I was getting was a running disaster!

I changed one of the ingredients my Mom suggested to yours, and suddenly everything is coming together!

You saved my valentines day, and saved me from another round of tears!

Journey on! by Kelleye said... #

I just found your blog while searching for homemade oreo cookies. This may be my favoritest blog ever! Great place to find great recipes and very cute too! I am following you- glad I found Mommy's Kitchen!

xela said... #

This is a great recipe! Instead of making the filling, I used vanilla ice cream and made ice cream sandwiches. It was a hit and a great summer treat! Thanks for the recipe.

frenchieliza said... #

Oh my goodness these look delicious! I came across your blog while searching for a recipe for homemade oreos that did not contain shortening! I found it here! I also write a blog called The Foodie Mommie. Come and check me out if you want! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Elizabeth
www.foodymommy.blogspot.com

Catherine said... #

These look amazing!

Mary said... #

I made these today with cream cheese frosting and they are DELICIOUS! Next time I will use slightly less butter to make them a bit healthier. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

Anonymous said... #

I made these today, only using orange extract instead of vanilla for the creme filling. YUM! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

Yaneri said... #

I been trying to find a recipe like this!! Thanks for sharing!! These look sooooo yummilicious!!!

Yaneri

Anonymous said... #

How many cookies does one batch make?