Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cookie Monster - DIY oreos

I'm squeezing in a lot of posts here at the end of the year.
I know it's not Wednesday, but I wanted to squeeze in one more cookie recipe before everyone starts their New Year's resolutions.
I made these cookies for my cousin, who was also M's best friend for Christmas.  I wanted to make him an extra special treat, so this is what he got.
The frosting for these cookies is spot on - delicious!  I want to use it to frost some more cookies in the future, not just to use as filling for these oreos.

DIY Oreos

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 Tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg


Using a mixer, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Mix briefly to combine.  Add the butter to the bowl and mix briefly.  Add in the egg and mix until the dough forms a cohesive mass.

Scoop a Tablespoon of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  (I used my cookie scooper for this, but I would have liked to use a smaller size as some of my oreos turned out pretty monstrous).

Gently press down on the dough balls to flatten slightly

Bake for 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees, rotating the pans halfway through.  Let cool some before removing cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.  The cookies must be 100% cooled before filling.


  • 4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
*Note, most times I only make half of a recipe for frosting, because usually the full recipe is way to much for the number of cookies that I ended up with.  But make the full recipe for the oreos.  Trust me.


Combine the butter and shortening and beat on a med/high speed until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar and slowly incorporate it.  Then increase speed and beat until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the Vanilla Extract.

Pair the cookies up by size.  Use a pastry bag fitted with the large pain rough tip to pipe the filling onto one side of the cookie.  Sandwich together and press down/twist to cause the filling to spread out to the edges of the cookie.  If you don't have a pastry bag, you can also use a knife or the back of a spoon to spread the filling onto the cookies.

Recipe from Annies Eats


  1. Love your yummy oreos! Thanks for sharing them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you! -The Six Sisters

  2. Oh my goodness! An oreo child would love this! These look delicious! My youngest child is old enough to follow directions and do it herself. Gotta show it to her.....


  3. Wow, this looks delicious! Will make it right now, my mom will def LOVE this :D


  4. Home made oreos?!! You're my new best friend!! Thanks a bunch for sharing this at The Show Off Blog Party! I look forward to having you visit us again :)

    The Wondering Brain

  5. Wow...homemade oreos. I am sure these have to be yummy. So happy I just saw this tweeted on Twitter. Another recipe to try. The ingredients seem basic enough and the recipe doesn't seem too difficult.
    Thanks so much for sharing this :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...