Homemade Oreos

A family favorite cookie. They are moist and just plain delicious. These oreos are simple to mix up. Plus I am a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, so I love adding the chocolate cookies to that. These cookies remind me of the 24th of July, because we always eat them while watching the fireworks, but are always a great treat. This last time I made them, I did a few things differently (see my notes below). One big exception is I added Mint Chocolate Chips to half the batter. I love the combination of mint and chocolate and thought it would be fun in these oreos.

1 box Devil's Food cake mix
2 eggs
3/4 c. shortening (I used 6 TBS. butter flavored Crisco, 2 TBS. butter, and 2 TBS. canola oil)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, shortening, and vanilla. Mix by hand (dough will be very stiff). Form dough into small balls. Place 1 1/2" apart on greased baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from pans. When completely cool, match two same-size cookies; place a generous amount of frosting in center of one, and top with the other, pressing together gently.

Cream Filling

1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all together until smooth.


Ali said...

K seriously these are the BEST cookies EVER! Everyone needs to make these at least once a month because they are the best pick-me-up treat! Its our families 4th of July tradition to always have the homemade oreos. Thanks amberger!

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