These homemade oreos are so easy to make, starting with a cake mix for the cookie base. They’re soft and delicious, filled with a sweet cream cheese frosting in the middle!
Back in 7th or 8th grade I took a home ec. class. I remember it including a section on sewing and a section on cooking. The two things I remember learning to cook are English muffin pizzas and homemade oreos. I also remember learning to sew a pillow, it might have been shaped as the letter A – for Aimee 😉
But back to the homemade oreos.
These homemade Oreos are perfect soft chocolate cookie sandwiches, with a rich cream cheese frosting in the middle. They’re irresistible. They’re even better than I remember them being from my 8th grade class. Or maybe I’m just a better baker now 😉
How to make Homemade Oreos?
They’re so easy to make because they start with a cake mix. It’s as easy as mixing a box of devil’s food cake mix (the dry powder mix, not prepared according to the box) with 2 eggs, and a little oil.
You’ll scoop the dough into 2inch balls, that are a little smaller than a golf ball, and place them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner. You’ll flatten the balls a bit with your fingers or a cup, to make little disk. Then bake them up when they are just set and the tops of the cookies are no longer shiny.
Remove from the oven and let them cool for about 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then completely on a cooling rack. Bake up the rest of the dough/cookies.
The frosting I like to use for these is an easy cream cheese frosting. You could also make a buttercream frosting if you like that better. But for the cream cheese frosting you’ll need cream cheese, butter, some powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip them all up until you have a smooth frosting. (You can also use a store bought canned frosting, if you want to make these even easier)
To assemble the homemade cake mix oreo cookies, you’ll take a small spatula and spread the frosting onto the bottom of one of the cookies. Place another cookie on top of the frosting, bottom side down, and lightly press them together.
Voila. Your delicious cookies are now ready to enjoy!
You can also place the cookies in the fridge to chill for an hour or longer, and enjoy them cold. If you have any leftover, you’ll also want to keep them in the fridge in an airtight container, to keep the cream cheese frosting good.
This recipe makes just 12 sandwich cookies, (because you need 24 cookies to make 12 cookie sandwiches) so if you need more than that you’ll want to double the recipe. You’ll just need 2 boxes of cake mix instead of one, and then you’ll use a whole block of cream cheese instead of a half of a block for the cream cheese frosting. And of course double of everything else too.
These homemade Oreos are different than store bought. They’re not crunchy like the ones you can buy, but they aren’t cakey like whoopie pies (despite being made with a cake mix 😉 ). But they are soft, and a little chewy, somewhere in between those two.
But like the Oreos you can buy from the store, they’re delicious with a big glass of milk.
What’s better than two soft chocolate cookies sandwiched together with the best cream cheese frosting in the middle? Not much, my friends, not much. You can’t bear how easy and how delicious these cookies are!
These cake mix oreos are going to quickly become some of your favorite cookies. You’re going to make them once, and then want to make them again and again.
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Homemade Oreos (made with a cake mix)
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature - 1/2 a block)
- 1/4 cup butter (softened - 1/2 a cube)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degreed Farenheit.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Stir together till everything is combined and you have a thick cookie batter.
- Roll the cookie dough into about 1 1/2 to 2 inch sized balls. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- Flatten each of the balls slightly with your fingers.
- Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cookie tops are set and start to crack.
- Remove pan from the oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for about 3 minutes. Then remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- Beat the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl with a stand mixer or hand mixer until smooth.
- Add in the butter and beat till smooth.
- Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until the whole thing is smooth.
For the Assembly:
- Frost the bottom of one of the cookies and place another cookie on top to sandwich them.
- Repeat with remaining cookies.
- Enjoy the cookies immediately, or place them in a container with a lid and chill for at least one hour to enjoy them chilled.
- Store any leftovers in a container with a lid for up to 3 to 4 days.