Homemade Oreo Cookies are what store bought Oreos wish they could be. Fluffy cream cheese filling is sandwiched between two chewy, fudgy cookies.
Homemade Oreo Cookies
Who can resist these chewy homemade Oreo cookies? These totally remind me of when I was a kid. We used to take them for dessert on picnics in the summer. No trip to the lake or family gathering is complete without these tasty treats. They’re not at all like the crunchy, stale store brand. These are soft and chewy. The cookies have an almost brownie texture. And the cream cheese filling is to die for! My favorite way to eat these is straight out of the freezer. So yummy!
For the Cookies
These cookies are completely simple and foolproof! Even if you’re not a “baker” you can bake these in no time and with no hassle. All you need are a couple of boxes of Devil’s Food Cake mix, some butter, eggs and vanilla. That’s it! Just four ingredients and you have chewy, chocolatey cookies that taste delicious all on their own, but are elevated to a real treat with the cream cheese filling. Roll them into small balls (about the size of a walnut). Do not overcook these little cookies. They’re much better when they’re a little soft.
Ingredients for Oreo Filling
This filling is just a variation on our Cream Cheese Frosting. Make sure your cream cheese and butter is at room temperature before mixing them together with powdered sugar and a little vanilla. Whip until nice and fluffy. Spoon a little bit onto one of the Oreo cookies, then top with another. Let them set up, and store in the refrigerator or the freezer until served.
Variations on Homemade Oreo Cookies
- For Grasshopper Oreo cookies, mix a little bit of mint extract and green food coloring to the frosting. So deliciously cool and minty!
- You can also make chocolate peanut butter Oreo cookies by mixing in a few tablespoons of peanut butter into the frosting.
- Try red velvet cake mix instead of devil’s food mix for a fun twist.
- For those delicious “double stuff” Oreos, add extra frosting.
More Cookie Recipes
If you can’t get enough of cookie baking, or need something to wow your co-workers or friends at your next gathering, try some of our favorite recipes:
- Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies
- Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Turtle Cookies
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
- Dipped Ritz Cookies
- Andes Mint Cookies
How to Make Homemade Oreo Cookies
For the Cookies
- Sift the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening eggs, and vanilla. Mix all the cookie ingredients together until just combined. Mix together into cookie batter texture, roll into balls as big as desired (walnut size). Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over-cook. Leave cookies on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes after removing from oven. Cool and assemble cookies with cream cheese frosting in the middle.
- Mix the batter until just combined.
- Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Press the top of each cookie down gently with a flat spatula to flatten it.
For the Filling
- Mix cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add powdered sugar in a little bit at a time. Once the powdered sugar is incorporated, add the vanilla. The filling should form fairly stiff peaks.
- After the cookies have cooled completely, spread filling over the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie on top with the bottom touching the filling. We like to freeze the cookies before we eat them, but you can eat them right away as well.