Homemade Oreos

LAST UPDATED: Jan 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 26, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

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!

homemade oreos on a white plate with text overlay

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.

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!

If you love all things Oreo, these cookies are for you! I like to work them into everything including Cookies and Cream Bread and even a Cookies and Cream Cheese Spread

You’ll also love these Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies – they go together like PB and J!

To Make These Homemade Oreos, You Will Need:

  • Butter – Unsalted butter is best for this recipe, not margarine. If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt added to the dough.
  • Sugar and Flour – Nothing fancy needed here, white sugar and all purpose flour do the job well.
  • Vanilla – You can make your own vanilla extract or use store bought. Use pure rather than imitation if you can.
  • Egg
  • Cocoa Powder – Dutch processed and unsweetened is the best option for this recipe and adds a wonderful chocolatey taste to the cookies.
  • Baking Powder and Salt – Baking powder helps the cookies to rise and salt brings out the flavors.
  • For the creamy filling – Butter, half and half, vanilla and powdered sugar.

How To Make Homemade Oreo Cookies

  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 for 1-2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out dough.
  7. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, peeling away excess dough.
  8. Bake 6 minutes and allow to cool.
  9. Spread filling onto cookies and press to create sandwiches.

Heart shaped cookies served on a white plate

What Is The Oreo Filling Made Out Of?

The creamy oreo 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!

These cookies are so adorable! They are the perfect treat for kids with a glass of milk or serve to adults with a glass of red wine. What more could you want?!

A plate of homemade oreos next to a bottle of wine

Top Tips To Make Homemade Oreos

  • 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! 
  • Have a pasta press? It’s the easiest way to roll out dough!
  • Spread the cream frosting 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.

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Easy homemade oreos recipe with creamy filling

Homemade Oreos

Julie Blanner
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!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 26 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • filling:
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Add egg.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Gradually add into the butter mixture.
  • Wrap the dough in saran wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters, peeling away excess dough.
  • Bake 6 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Spread filling onto cookies and press to create sandwiches.

Nutrition

Calories:254kcalCarbohydrates:36gProtein:2gFat:12gSaturated Fat:8gCholesterol:41mgSodium:180mgPotassium:62mgFiber:1gSugar:28gVitamin A:376IUCalcium:19mgIron:1mg
Keywords cream stuffed cookies, homemade oreo recipe, homemade oreos, oreo cookies, valentine's cookies
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