Easy Homemade Oreos Recipe

These cookies were a staple in our house growing up.  I always loved when my mom whipped up a batch of these!  They are so easy to make and use a cake mix, which makes them perfect for any little baker in your family!
Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies Recipe:
(Makes 18 cookies)
1 (15.25 ounce) package of Devil’s Food cake mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on how thick/runny you like it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick. Roll dough into balls, making sure they are all similar in size. Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.Mix together butter, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies and sandwich together.

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    • says

      We make them all of the time and they are the first cookies to go at a party. They don’t taste just like an oreo, but they are delicious. The chocolate cookie part is soft. So you have the chocolate cookie with the vanilla cream filling. YUM.

  1. Aimee says

    literally just got done making these! I love them to death. Little pointer, let the cookie part cool completely before putting the frosting on…when they are still warm the frosting just oozes right out. Learned that the hard way, made quite a mess! LOL. Mine turned out really, REALLY sweet. I couldn’t eat more then one, but they are still fabulous!

    • Cyd says

      Hi Marcie, we have always used shortening. Butter would probably work, but you may get a flatter cookie because butter melts at a lower temp than shortening. Butter would surely add a yummier flavor. I looked on MyRecipeMagic.com and searched homemade oreos. There are a few different recipes out there too. Not one of them used butter. Some used vegetable oil. You can check it out. Hope this helps. Let us know how it all turns out.
      Cyd (mom of the six sisters)

  2. Liz says

    My family loves, loves, LOVES these! I have found they taste better with a Betty Crocker cake mix instead of Duncan Hines, the Duncan Hines are grainy and don’t flatten out at all for some odd reason. I have three sons so I always double the recipe, and recently made a very unfortunate discovery… My boys would eat them all in one day if I let them, so I put half of them in the freezer to slow them down. Turns out they taste AMAZING frozen! Seriously, as delicious as they are, they are 10 times better frozen! They taste like the most amazing ice cream sandwich! Now when I make them we put them ALL in the freezer! Awesome summer treat! Thanks for introducing us to our new family favorite!

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