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Close-up view of a stack of homemade oreo cookies

Homemade Oreos

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A lickety-split, easy recipe for Homemade Oreos that you can make at home! Featuring deliciously creamy Oreo filling sandwiched between two decadent dark chocolate cookies – all made completely from scratch.



For the cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, plus 2 T. at room temperature, cut the butter into tablespoon-sized cubes
  • 1 large egg

For filling:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 1/4 cup room temp butter
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla extract


To Make the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in your mixer on low until all combined
  3. Add the butter a little at a time on med-low until it comes together as a dough. Don’t over mix. It makes a dry dough.
  4. On a parchment lined baking sheet place rounded teaspoon sized portions out about 2 inches apart and slightly flatten the dough.
  5. Bake 7-9 min. Don’t over-bake or you will have really hard cookies!
  6. Cool completely before filling.

To Make the Filling:

  1. Cream butter and shortening together at high speed, drop speed to low and add sugar and vanilla. Once combined kick the speed back up to high and beat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Now put the filling in a ziplock and cut a small corner off the edge and slowly top half the cookies with frosting leaving enough room at the edge of the cookie to allow for it to squish when you make the sandwiches.

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