homemade oreo cookies


Summer is so close, I can taste it at the tip of my tongue. I can also taste a lot of birthday cake, it is definitely birthday season. We had another office birthday today and I really wanted to make something special for my coworker. Oreos are one of my favorite childhood snacks. I love twisting the two chocolate cookies apart and dipping them in milk until they are soft. It will always bring me back and make me feel like a kid again. What better feeling to have than this on your birthday.

homemade oreo cookie
cookie ingredients adapted from Retro Desserts
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room- temperature, unsalted butter 
  • 1 large egg
  1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix softened butter and sugar together, once thoroughly mixed add in the egg. In a separate bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, and salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet until dough comes together in a mass.
  3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Using the back of a spoon, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
creme filling 
  • 6 oz butter, softened 
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste 
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  1. Break up the butter into small chunks.
  2. Mix in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Gradually add evaporated milk.


  1. ohhhh love it! gotta try this recipe out! :)

  2. I love to make homemade oreos/whoopie pies! My recipe is different from yours but great none the less! They are so cute make for great presentation!

  3. Those look awesome! I've been wanting to make oreos for ages but never have.

  4. You have me sold! Thanks for the yummy recipe. Vanilla paste?

  5. how good would these be crumbled up into some homemade ice cream? i'm betting really f'ing good!

    must. make. soon.

  6. homemade oreos??? haha mel i officially, like, really love you.. i think we should go out sometime ... =P

  7. These look fabulous! Simple and yummy!

  8. cute! they look like the ones from treats truck

  9. This is a must try, thank you! Love Oreo's but home made sounds even better!

  10. Hey Melis!

    I stole/borrowed your recipe, here's the link to my post!

    Thanks, they were totally awesome!

  11. oh my! did you make all of these? i'm so impressed!~ you should start a side bakery or something!

    it's been a while. hope you're doing well!!!! will come visit more often!!!!!

  12. I tried this out and they taste amazing. My cream filling turned out kinda runny though... I think it's because I used vanilla extract instead of paste, but they were still delicious.

  13. Lukas,
    Yes, this is definitely a staple recipe! Next time try putting the filling in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to solidify. Thanks for stopping by!


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