These homemade red velvet Oreos are the perfect cookie for Valentine’s Day! Made with simple ingredients, these cream filled chocolate cookies are simple to make and are made for sharing!

We’ll show you two ways to make these homemade Oreos- traditional chocolate and red velvet. Perfect for treating any of the sweet friends, family or significant others in your life!

Homemade heart shaped cookies on a plate with a bottle of wine.
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I’m not sure if I should actually call these homemade Oreos, because they’re so much better! They’re made-from-scratch with staple ingredients and have just the right crunch.

They’re similar to the original in that it’s velvety cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies and you can’t stop at just one.

The creamy filling is made with butter and sugar with a little half and half to thin it a little and a touch of vanilla extract. It is really thick and luscious and is the perfect accompaniment to the rich cookies.

Of course, the store bought oreos contain a lot of additives and preservatives, so homemade is a much healthier way to satisfy that sweet tooth!

If you’re a huge fan of Oreos, you’ve got to check out my collection of Oreo Desserts – there are so many ways to use this iconic cookie!

Red Velvet Oreos

These cookies come together so quickly and easily. They are perfectly chocolatey and the buttercream filling really is to die for! I cut them into heart shapes to make them for Valentine’s, but you can just as easily make these round and enjoy them all year long!

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Why You’ll Love Them

  • So Cute
  • Easy to Customize (Make traditional chocolate or red velvet)
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day
Heart shaped homemade red velvet oreos.

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Shopping List

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla
  • Half and Half
  • Cream Cheese (Optional for filling)
  • Red Food Coloring
Indulge in some homemade oreos this Valentine's day.
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Tips

  • Roll out dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie to minimize cleanup. 
  • Cut cookies directly on the cookie sheet to eliminate the need to transfer cookies. After you cut out the dough, just peel away the excess and bake! 
  • The cream cheese is optional in this filling. They are easier to store without the cream cheese, but of course it’s a delicious addition if you’re serving right away.
  • Spread the cream filling directly on the cookies or pipe it on by cutting the tip off of a sandwich bag, filling it with icing and squeezing it directly onto the cookie.
Homemade heart-shaped cookies resembling oreos are beautifully arranged on a plate.

Baking Conversion Guide

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How to Store

  • Room Temperature – These cookies can sit out at room temperature safely for up to two hours, but if you use the optional cream cheese in the filling, they should be refrigerated after that. Without cream cheese, these can sit out safely at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.
  • Refrigerate – These cookies can be safely refrigerated for up to 3-4 days, though they are not as delicious as they are when fresh. (They will lose their crunch with refrigeration.)
  • Freeze – Freeze your homemade chocolate and red velvet Oreos for up to 6 months, packaged in an airtight container.

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Heart shaped homemade red velvet oreos.
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Homemade Red Velvet Oreos

These homemade oreos are the perfect cookie for Valentine's Day! Made with simple ingredients, these cream filled chocolate cookies are simple to make and are made for sharing!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total: 26 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
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Ingredients  

Cookies

Filling

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese Optional (softened)

Instructions 

  • Combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Add egg.
    ½ cup unsalted butter, ¾ cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg
  • In a separate small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add into the butter mixture.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to chill.
  • Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth. (Cream cheese is optional for the filling.)
    ½ cup unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons half and half, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 cups powdered sugar, 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Preheat oven to 325℉. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll out dough directly onto cookie sheets and cut with cookie cutters, peeling away excess dough.
    A homemade piece of chocolate with hearts on it.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes and allow to cool.
    Valentine's day homemade oreos
  • Spread filling onto cookies and press to create sandwiches.
    A person is putting homemade red velvet cookies on a plate.

Tips

For Traditional Chocolate Oreos: 

Add 6 tablespoons cocoa powder (instead of just 1) and eliminate the red food coloring. 

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – These cookies can sit out at room temperature safely for up to two hours, but if you use the optional cream cheese in the filling, they should be refrigerated after that. Without cream cheese, these can sit out safely at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.
  • Refrigerate – These cookies can be safely refrigerated for up to 3-4 days, though they are not as delicious as they are when fresh. (They will lose their crunch with refrigeration.)
  • Freeze – Freeze your homemade chocolate and red velvet Oreos for up to 6 months, packaged in an airtight container.

 

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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How To Make

  1. Combine wet ingredients – butter, sugar and vanilla. Add egg.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – gradually add into the butter mixture.
  3. Wrap the dough in saran wrap and refrigerate to chill dough.
  4. Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Preheat oven as directed. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out dough.
  7. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, peeling away excess dough. A heart shaped cookie cutter on a piece of chocolate. The chocolaty treat is reminiscent of homemade oreos. A homemade piece of chocolate with hearts on it.
  8. Bake and allow to cool. Valentine's day homemade oreos
  9. Spread filling onto cookies and press to create sandwiches. A person is putting homemade red velvet cookies on a plate.

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  1. 5 stars
    All I had to read was homemade oreos and knew this recipe was for me! I am loving this and I am hoping mine turns out well!

  2. 4 stars
    I am all in for these. I will attempt a gluten free version for sure. Thanks for the idea. ..stopping by from MIF