Homemade Oreo Cookies




Homemade Oreo Cookies are the easiest and best little treat to share... or not to share! I personally don't like sharing them because of how totally delicious they are! They are something special that is for sure! When you are eating an Homemade Oreo Cookie, you are getting 2 delicious, chocolate dense cookies sandwiched together with a creamy cream cheese frosting and the whole dessert is melt in your mouth delicious! Who wouldn't love that!?




A really amazing friend named Monika showed me this recipe a few years ago and I haven't forgotten about it! She recently shared the recipe with me and gave me permission to share it with all of you (HOORAY!) This recipe is too easy and too delicious not to share! I have made these cookies 3 times in the past week, and I have a friend who has made them at least 4 times too! So total, 7 batches of Homemade Oreo Cookies have been made in the last week and there is not one left over! That is how good these little guys are!




The best part about this recipe is the simplicity of it! I have it memorized it is so easy to follow! I love that it is made with a cake mix because that saves so much time! When you don't have to measure out all the dry ingredients, baking goes by so much quicker! Then, you throw some eggs and shortening in there and you are ready to bake! Once they are cooled completely, you can throw together the filling and assemble the sandwiches and you are ready to rock and roll! It is as simple and easy as that!!





I have a little little secret tip for you that I have discovered with this recipe! Room temperature, these cookies are amazing! They are soft, and chewy, and they melt in your mouth! YUM! BUT...... throw these babies in the freezer for a couple of hours, and they turn into little "ice-cream" sandwiches! I say "ice-cream" because the filling is that cream cheese frosting! But, when it is frozen, it resembles ice cream without the melty mess and they are so yummy! Perfect for a hot summer day when you need to cool off with a treat! Try it out and let me know which way you like them best, soft or frozen! I love both!!




Whenever I make this recipe, I always double it if not triple! I love to have recipes on hand that are quick and easy that I know will taste delicious! I get asked to make desserts a lot and this is in my top 10 favorite cookies to make! I love simple recipes that don't lack in flavor! I also just noticed I wrote this post with a ton of enthusiasm, using a !! at the close of every sentence! So if that doesn't show you how excited I am about this recipe, I don't know what will ;) But on the real, you will love to add this recipe to your collection! Pin it below for easy access and to save for later!








Homemade Oreo Cookies
Yields: 12-15 sandwiches

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 - 4 cups powdered sugar

Mix all the cookie ingredients together until incorporated. Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before filling with frosting.

To make the frosting, add to your stand mixer the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and cream together! Next, add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until you have a thick, creamy frosting! I like mine really thick because I like the depth it adds between the two cookies, so I use typically 4 cups!

Assembly, frost the back of one cookie, find another similar in size, and sandwich them together, twisting slightly so that they stick! Store until ready to serve or freeze for later use!






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