Homemade Oreo Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. It’s a recipe easy enough for my kids to help me with, and has a lot of childhood memories. Before my BFF and I could cook, we made these cookies all the time in my mom’s kitchen. Some batches turned out better than others… but we always had fun.

For the cookies, combine in a mixer:

  • 1 Devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 C shortening

Once the cookies are combined, scoop small balls of dough (about 1 tsp… or as my friend and I did… about a tablespoon 🙂 ) onto a cookie sheet lined with parchement paper or a silicone baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

While these cool; make the deliciously, wonderful frosting.

With a mixer, combine:

  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 C softened butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 C powdered sugar.

Generously frost one cookie and top with another. I find the best way to do this is to pipe the frosting on the bottom cookie and put the top on.

I’m a big fan of a good Oreo, but the homemade version is so much better. Plus, they’re not full of all those artificial preservatives. See! I really do post healthy recipes!

 

10 Responses to “Homemade Oreo Cookies”

  1. megan
    October 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    MMmmm… my mouth is watering! I still love to make these cookies!

  2. December 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Omigoodness! I’ve GOT to try these!!

  3. Janet
    December 27, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    These look really good! One question though – Can you use butter instead of shortening?

    • The Pink Apron Blog
      December 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

      Hi Janet! You can use butter instead of shortening, but your cookies won’t be quite as soft as if you used shortening. Hope that helped! 🙂

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