There is nothing quite as good as Homemade Oreo cookies and milk.

I have this thing about always thinking up ideas.  I see something and off my mind goes and up pops an idea. When I told my VA, Elizabeth Scott, about my Homemade Oreo cookie idea she set a plan to visit and to be my taste tester… LOL.

Making cookies from scratch is never hard.  It just takes a little bit of time and assembly.  The recipe for the base of the Homemade Oreo cookies came from Mark Bittman’s cookbook, “The Basics” one of my favorites go to cook books.  The rest is of my own making.

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Homemade Oreo Cookies,


Butter Cookies:

    • 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pans
    • 1 Cup Sugar
    • ¼ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups all purpose flour (plus some for dusting)
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • A pinch of Salt
    • 1 tablespoons milk (add more if needed)


    • 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
    • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract


Homemade Oreo Cookies, findingourwaynow.comLine two baking sheet with Silpat or butter lightly and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together the cup of softened butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.  Then add the egg and vanilla and beat until thoroughly blended.  Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture a little at a time until blended.  Beat for a few seconds more, and then pinch the dough to see if it holds together easily. If not, add a tablespoon of milk a little at a time, beating and stopping to pinch the dough after each addition.  Divide the dough in half. Shape each piece into a log about 2 inches in diameter by rolling it on a flat surface. Wrap the roll in wax paper, parchment, or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. (Or wrap the dough tightly in plastic and you can freeze it indefinitely for later use).

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cut each roll crosswise with a chef’s knife into slices of around ¼ to 1/8 inch thick. Put the cookies on a prepared cookie sheets leaving about 1 inch of space between each cookie.  Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and set in the center. Cool for about 2 minutes on the baking sheet; then transfer the cookies to a rack with a spatula to finish cooling.

While the raw cookie dough is chilling, prepare the cookie filling. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and shortening together until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners sugar a little at a time until, then add the vanilla until all is combined.

To assemble: Top one cookie with 1 level teaspoon (or so) of filling. Place a second cookie on top to make sandwiches.  Then eat. :-)

Homemade Oreo Cookies, findingourwaynow.comVariations:

    1. For a Chocolate Filling, halve the filling recipe mixture.  In one half, mix in 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder until completely combined.
    2. For a plain or vanilla cookie simply omit the cocoa and follow the directions above for the cookies.

Notes:  Watch the cookies to ensure you don’t over bake them.  I started with 8 minutes and added to the time as needed.  You can use regular vanilla extract in the icing if you don’t have the clear.  I just like how it keeps the filling color white.

Homemade Oreo Cookies, findingourwaynow.comThese Homemade Oreo cookies are outrageously good.  I sent most of them home with my VA with another care package delivered to my neighbor.  I did keep some for myself but, oh my, are these a dangerous thing to have around without supervision.  I fear I would have eaten them all without much thought to my waistline… LOL.

I love the fact that you can make the cookie dough ahead of time, freeze it and making them when ever you like.  The filling is a snap to make and it’s really good.  These Homemade Oreo cookies would make an awesome gift for any cookie lover or for someone special.

Time to eat…

If you enjoyed this check out the Super Easy Peanut Butter CookiesHomemade Brownie Mix and Pretzel Pecan Candy Treats.


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  • Cassandra Schmigotzki

    Sounds so yummy! How many cookies does this make?

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Cassandra, It make around 2 1/2 dozen cookie sandwiches. It all depends on the size of your roll and how thick you make them. Enjoy. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    You make me crave cookies, Susan:-)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      These cookie would do that for sure Catarina. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Yeah, if I made these I would eat them. ALL of them. You know my weaknesses. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That is a challenge with these fo sure Cheryl… LOL. Hmmm, I may have ti make these when you come to visit. :-D

  • Aleshia Clarke

    Oh, they look sooo good!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Aleshia, Yep, they are that. You would love them. Enjoy.

  • Jacs Henderson

    They look delicious, and sounds like they are! Wish I could pop in for one …or two … ;)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      …or three or four, Jacs. That would be fun. They are fun to make an even better to eat. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    They do look good, but I must admit Oreos are not my favorite cookie. I can’t think of any other cookie that sticks around the teeth and gums the way they do ;)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      These may just change your mind Jeri. They are SOOO good and don’t stick the your teeth like the others do. :-)

      • Jeri Walker-Bickett

        Hmmm, if they pass the no-crud-in-the-teeth test I just may have to reconsider ;)

        • Susan P. Cooper

          They will, I promise… :-D

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Cookies…yum. How do you stay fit eating and drinking all the time? That, I’d like to know!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Lorraine, I promise these are awesome. As far as your question; It isn’t easy but I have a lot of help with the eating and drinking part. I have a few taste testers that get to take home much of my results after we have deemed it worth of a post. :-)

      • Lorraine Marie Reguly

        Maybe you should consider making “recipes for one” by indicating that people should just divide the recipe amounts by 4, or 6, or whatever number will yield a serving for one. Just a thought. I know that I could do this myself, but your other readers might not read my comment, or think to do this for themselves. A suggestion worth considering!

        • Susan P. Cooper

          Thanks Lorraine. It is a very good suggestion. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Though I don’t care for chocolate, peanut butter Oreos are great. I could see working peanut butter instead of butter for the filling in these.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That is a great idea Jon. I will include that in my notes for the future. :-)

  • amanda

    oh wow – i think i’ll try this (minus shortning – perhaps ghee?)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Amanda and welcome, That’s cool, I’m sure ghee will work well. Enjoy. :-)

  • Adrienne

    You better stop posting these Susan or I’m going to be as big as a house. OMG, those sound so good. Yummy! I’m printing this one out too and I’m going to give these a try.

    Thank you so much.


    • Susan P. Cooper

      He, he I try to reframe Adrienne… LOL. I know you will love these. :D

  • jeannettepaladino

    Susan — another winner. I love Oreo cookies. I better stay away from this recipe!

  • Cynthia Duarte

    I will be adding this recipe to my baking list for the Fall. They look delicious!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Cynthia. That’s awesome. They are really fun to make. Enjoy. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    They sure do look yummy! I wonder if they’d be good in milkshakes. I love oreo milkshakes

    • Susan P. Cooper

      They are that Krystle. I’m sure they’d be awesome in a milkshake.

  • Ashley Faulkes

    I might have to try to bake these one day! Not sure when can even get Oreos in Switzerland? I was eating way too many of those and chips ahoy when I was in South america!!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Ashley, You will not be disappointed. the home version is much better then the store bought. I’ll have to think about making a homemade chip ahoy recipe for you when time permits. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    Mmmmmmm…going shopping for the ingredients. This will be my daughter’s project.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I just saw that your daughter made these Debra. That is so cool. They are good aren’t they?

      • Debra Yearwood

        They are amazing. I’ve been sharing the link with friends, but only a few of the cookies. :)

        • Susan P. Cooper

          That is great!!!! If they want more cookies they now know how to make them now. :-)

  • Jason Butler

    Wow. That recipe seems pretty easy. I may try it soon.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jason and welcome. It really is and oh so good too. Enjoy. :-)

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