Homemade Oreos

Homemade Oreos

Fact #1: I made Oreos. I didn’t think it was possible, either.

Homemade Oreos

Fact #2: They tasted just like the real ones.. on crack. So much better. So. Much.

Homemade Oreos

Fact #3: They are extraordinarily better for your body than those blue plastic wrapped gems. (Goodbye gross high-fructose-I-don’t-even-know-this-looks-like-my-chemistry-homework ingredients.) Score. Double score.

Homemade Oreos

Fact #4: You will become 700 times more popular if you bring a batch of these to school/work/anywhere else where humans congregate. I’m talking It Girl popular. Might as well just change your name to Kate Middleton. These are the #1 most crowd-pleasing cookie I have ever made. I mean, homemade Oreos…who does that? You. You do that. You’re awesome.

Sorry about all the paparazzi.

Homemade Oreos

Falling short in the friends department? Whip out a batch of Oreos. Too much surplus milk in the fridge? Oreos. Little kid’s birthday party? Oreos. Grown up’s birthday party? Fruit tart.

Just kidding.. obviously Oreos.

Homemade Oreos

From Smitten Kitchen

Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies

For the chocolate wafers:
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 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

For the filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
  2. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
  3. Take rounded teaspoons of the dough (yes, just a teaspoon. these cookies spread a lot while baking) and roll them into uniform rounds, then place them 2-3 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Slightly press down the rounds with your fingertip, and then refrigerate the sheet for 10 minutes. Once the dough is chilled, bake the sheets for 6-8 minutes, just until the tops are cracking. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack. The cookies will crisp up sufficiently after cooling.
  4. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
  5. To assemble the cookies, using a pastry bag or ziplock with the end snipped off, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in milk.
Cookies and friends. Couldn’t ask for much more. 



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112 responses to “Homemade Oreos

  1. deborah

    can’t wait to try these!! 🙂

    • courtney

      just made these..seriously, TOOOO GOOD! these should be a sin! i was literally in heaven eating these, delicious! 🙂

  2. I just stumbled upon your site. Love it!

  3. “Might as well just change your name to Kate Middleton” = love 🙂 Don’t apologise for all the photos – they’re gorgeous! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  4. i love the idea! no high fructose corn syrup!

  5. jigginjessica

    I have wanted to make these forever! Yours look great!

  6. Making homemade Oreos has been on my to-do list forever! Yours look great and make me inspired all over again to make them.

  7. These are amazing! Love your photos too! I just saw this on SU like Maria. Love that site!!!

  8. I just made these, and they turned out great! I added a little bit of nonfat milk to the cream filling, which gave it the texture of a buttercream frosting. Great recipe!

  9. Just made these, ohhh man are they good. Definitely going to be a part of my wedding now! Kudos!

  10. Kim

    Bless you for including food processor instructions in addition to the stand mixer ones! 🙂

  11. Kathy

    My life will not be complete until I make these. and consume them all myself.. Ill share the second batch. 😉

  12. Ashley

    My mom makes these with mint flavoring for the creme on the inside…SO good! You all should try it!

  13. Jordan

    Your hilarious, and these are bomb 🙂

  14. Britt

    These look delicious! The only issue is that unlike oreos, these are most definitely not vegan lol. Still worth the absense of high fructose corn syrup!

  15. Fred

    “I mean Homemade oreos…who does that? You. You do that. You’re awesome!”

    You made my day! 😀 Im definitly making these this week for that special girl haha! Thank you !!

  16. Hahaha–loved your post! Definitely want to give these a try, I’ve only heard good things about them!

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  18. Clare Veronica

    Can one substitute more butter for the shortening in the filling?

    • I really wish that you could, and feel free to try, but I don’t think that the texture and consistency will be the same. I found an organic, trans fat free shortening which makes me feel a little better about using it!

    • EricaMmm

      I’m going to make a batch for DH (hellllooooo wife points!) and plan to make half of ’em using coconut oil instead of shortening. If it’s as full of win & awesome as I’m hoping, I’ll post back.

      • EricaMmm

        Yep, coconut oil worked fine – though there was a very noticeable coconut flavor. I thought it was yummy, though distinctly non-oreoish. I’ll try with butter only next time.

      • EricaMmm

        Yep, all butter was amazing. YUM

      • HowardB

        Try palm oil shortening (Whole Foods and similar stores carry it)…almost identical texture to veg shortening only not hydrogenated. It is _the_perfect substitute.

    • Kat

      I have made them both ways, and I have to say, using only butter makes them even better. 🙂

  19. Clare Veronica

    I made a chocolate penut butter filling instead 🙂 But the cookies don’t seem to baking right…they certainly aren’t as pretty as yours! Oh, well – I’ll keep trying…

  20. Sheska

    Just made these. I used light brown sugar instead 🙂 Now they’re kind of chewy!
    Great recipe and easy instructions!!!
    Mine didn’t get as fluffy as yours…but they taste great 🙂

  21. Nate

    Question… These make ur popular with the ladies if ur a girl? Or can a guy become popular with the ladies too….?

  22. Myrah

    Within a minute of stumbling on this recipe, I was driving to Publix to buy butter and shortening. Half an hour later I was making these and then me and my family were gobbling them up and clogging our arteries. So worth the calories. Thanks for the recipe!

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  25. Tammy

    NOMNOMNOM… These look AMAZZZZING! Def going to make these this weekend while the hubby is out of town! MORE.FOR.ME! 🙂

  26. i made these monday in a splurge to make my cold go away… didnt work… but my husband and parents loved them!
    I was really happy my cookies came out almost all exactly the same size! But for some reason i was craving a peanut butter icing.. or even a mint cookie!

    ill let you know how it comes out! Thanks for a simple timeless treat!

  27. Baileigh

    These are amazing! I made 2 batches within two days! My family and friends love them and can’t get enough of them! Thanks for the recipe:)

  28. My friend told me about your blog and it’s so cute. Yum, who doesn’t love oreo cookies?

  29. Ali

    When i made these they came out a little thin..any suggestions as what to do to make them more thick?

    • Hmm… try chilling the dough after forming the cookies into disks. Usually when cookies turn out too thin, it’s because the butter was too soft when added into the batter. If that doesn’t work, a tablespoon or two of extra flour will do the trick as well!

  30. Just found your site, it’s WONDERFUL!!!

  31. Dude, where have you been all of my life?! This post, like the rest of your site, is wonderful. Thank you for making my weekend, and giving me my next baking adventure. Cheers!

  32. Pat

    I cannot find dutch process cocoa…what do I do?

  33. I made these in a double batch, half white sugar and half light brown! they came out more like oreo cakesters! They were amazing, i used the smallest ice cream scooper to make them nice and big, thanks so much for this amazing recipe!

  34. Jordana, Brielle’s Nana here. You are amazing, my dear!!! Just wanted to say hello and tell you so. You’re going places; a wonderful career ahead in whatever you decide to pursue. Enjoy it, enjoy wonderful New York. Do the girl’s in your dorm have any idea how lucky they are?! Much love, Lynda xoxox

    • Oh my goodness thank you, you are too too sweet! This made my day.

      • Hi my dear, A question…are you coming back to Ca. soon? I am doing a birthday party for my dads 80th. His favorite cake is pineapple upside down cake. I was wondering if you are going to be here, and could and would, make a pineapple upside down cupcake? I can’t imagine commissioning anyone else to do it, but will understand if you’re too busy or unavailable. The party is 9/25.

      • I would absolutely love to do this for you! I am totally available, so just facebook message me for details!

  35. Hops

    Kudos for a good recipe. I will mention though that the trademarked oreos are completely vegan, while yours use butter and eggs. And in my experience, everything in baking tastes better with butter and eggs! Again, not trying to harsh anyone’s mellow, as they do look very appetizing. Just clearing things up for anyone interested in why these taste so much better.

  36. making theeese. making them. i feel like i’ve seen them on various other blogs and just kind of thought ‘meh’, but the way you described them/your pictures convinced me. i like friends!

  37. Aunti

    Could we get some nutritional information, please. (per cookie or per serving size if you define serving size) Thanks

    • I’m sorry, but not only would I have no idea how to calculate nutrition info, but I don’t believe in counting calories! Dessert is dessert.. not meant to be healthy, but good for your soul! 🙂

  38. Marilee

    Wow! I’m so excited–going to soften the butter now . . .

  39. imawesome8

    Awesome! Something to make me more popular lol jk. Sounds delicious totally gonna make these!

  40. MelanieMac

    Hmmm so I have found something I would like to tackle on my 20th. (I must admit I love the smell of baked good and the lingering smell in the house).

  41. Jordyn

    You are my hero for posting this!!!!!!! =D THANK YOU!!!!

  42. Rebecca

    Stumbled, Baked them! LOVE them! I accidently made them pregnancy size tho… lol… next time will have to make them MUCH smaller!

  43. Lisa East

    Made these today and they are good cookies, but I can’t call them oreos…more like brownie cookies. They were chewy (which usually is a good thing), so I’m wondering if they need to bake longer? I might experiment and try omitting the egg and increase the butter or add shortening. Then roll it out and cut out circles I want more of a crunch. I had no problem getting consistant size and shape by following your instructions. The flavor is good too, just not an oreo for me.

  44. OMGosh! I may have to try these TODAY! My boys LOVE oreos and can eat a whole bag in one sitting. (I have three boys, so a bag just doesn’t stand a chance!)

  45. Just got through making these for my boys! They LOVED them! I had to put the cookie jar up high so they wouldn’t eat them all in one sitting! This recipe will go into my favorites cookbook!!!! Oooo and its perfect for me to put in my Christmas gift baking!!!

  46. This is something my kids will really love to make and eat, when they have their friends over the house.

  47. These cookies look delicious & your photographs are beautiful!

  48. These turned out great! I put a stamp of my initials on top too! Super cute!

  49. So, if I make huge batches of these, can I freeze them and use them when I need to?

    • I’ve never frozen them, but I’m sure they would freeze well, yes! Or you could pipe the dough onto cookie sheets, freeze them, and then keep the frozen disks in a plastic bag in the freezer. Then you could bake up cookies any time!

  50. I just popped over from Stumble Upon. 🙂 LOOOOVE it! 😉

  51. Mdubz

    When making these we were a little concerned about the icing consistency but they turned out surprisingly good. 🙂

  52. Just made these. Only yielded 12 for me… I think I made them a little big… Still delectable though. Oh… and now they’re gone. Awesome!

  53. My daughter loves oreos, this would be the best cookies to make for her. I love your blog, I will stay to follow.

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  56. I just need to find unsalted butter and shortening and then I’m all set. I’m currently living in Brazil, where I’m having a hard time finding either.

  57. sydney!

    hahaha your sense of humor is awesome. just sayin’

  58. Holli Mayer

    You’re hilarious, and I can’t wait to make these. I was salivating over them at SK, and now it’s nice to see another angle on how to conquer this deliciousness. Cheers!

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  60. Wow – they look delicious. Bet they are much better than the real thing!

  61. Allison

    just made these! YUM!

  62. Amanda

    So I just made these and YUM!!! I made a double batch, half made with the regular filling and half with crushed peppermint in the filling. Awesome recipe (found on Pinterest) thanks ;o)

  63. Teddy

    Just made these (again) not half an hour ago. Sooo good! I crushed up some peppermint candy canes and added them to the filling for an extra christmas-y effect. Thanks!

  64. thinks I like the cookies

  65. Mark C

    As concerning substituting. You can easily substitute regular cocoa for dutch process with out much difference bu cannot do dutch for regular……

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  67. I just made these with my kids…they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing…

  68. I’m making these tonight. If my spawn stop playing video games/ texting/ whatever the one does in the bathroom for 3 hours, long enough to eat these, I will be mighty impressed. I know they look awfully good to me and anything compared to an “Oreo on crack” sounds fantastic.

  69. YES!!!!!! These are too good! My spawn LOVED them, and for a moment, I wasn’t lame to them anymore!!! My husband actually left his chair to get another! I think these cookies are magic! Awesome recipe!!!

  70. Marieke

    Thank you so much for this recipe! They turned out a little bit too big, but they taste awesome. Geez, i’m gonna make so many new friends tomorrow ! 😉

  71. Jen

    These Oreos are fantastic!! I just made a double batch of them and they are delicious. The only thing I did differently was that I cooled the cookies in the fridge right after they came out of the oven (before I assembled them). They still turned out great. My whole dorm expresses eternal gratitude 🙂

  72. thebrewingbaker

    yum! I made these – so great. and I love your blog title:)

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  74. I am making Flour Bakery’s homemade oreos now, which is pretty similar but has even more chocolate. I can’t wait! Yours look gorgeous.

  75. Loretta

    Oh boy. I just made these and they are truly amazing! Mine had a little more ‘chew’ than a regular Oreo, and I used all butter instead of shortening. I ate a few and froze the rest. I’m going to make cookies and cream ice cream…Next time I’ll try a mint variation!

  76. Samantha

    These sound great! I really like double stuffed oreos so i was wondering if there was filling left over or would it be best to double the filling recipe?

  77. Madison

    I have these in the oven and I keep stealing little pieces of the dough! Also, I don’t have a food processor or a fancy mixer- I did it with my hand mixer and though I was skeptical at first and I got fine powder all over the place, I was relieved to see it work! I eventually had to stop mixing and squish all the dough together myself, but still…it worked! Now onto the cream filling 🙂

  78. Jordana!!!!! I’m literally in awe. I had to let you know that I follow your every foodie move in the blogosphere because I have a new infatuation with cooking/baking and you’re obv the master. Keep posting gurl, my roommates and I are forever grateful for these recipes!

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  80. kitchenidiots

    I know this is a pretty old post but I just stumbled upon it. Sister, I love your work!

  81. oh, wow. delish! and so easy to make double stuff ones!! YUM!

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  83. chelsey

    Fact #1: This was a really funny recipe article. It made me laugh, therefor I automatically assume you are more awesome than you claim these cookies are.

    Fact #2: I am in need of increasing the population of friends, so I will attempt these cookies this weekend to reel some new ones in. 😛

    Fact #3: Fact 2 was just a joke.

    Fact#4: Fact 3 was a lie.

    Thank you 🙂

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  85. Oreos on crack?! SIGN ME UP! Juuuust kidding. But those oreos DO looks absolutely delicious =)

  86. These look delicious, not sure if we can get Oreo’s here in the UK and have never tried them so look forward to giving your recipe a try! Have pinned too 🙂

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  88. I “stumbled” here and I am making these now . .yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have a feeling I am going to love these!

  89. Why, yes, I will bookmark this recipe and make them pronto. Thanks for sharing! These look amazing!

  90. Kim

    About how many do you get out this recipe.

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