Simple recipe for Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies made with a chocolate cake mix! Soft, perfectly sweet chocolate sandwich cookies that everyone goes crazy over!
Make this Oreo cookie recipe using a boxed cake mix and whipping up a delicious cream cheese frosting, it’s so simple! You can enjoy Oreos homemade anytime thanks to this easy recipe!
Oreo’s made AT HOME!
We are huge fans of Oreo cookies around here, we usually have them on hand for a quick sweet treat. Some of us love them frozen, others, like them stored in the pantry. I personally can eat them either way, I love them that much. It may have been passed down from my grandpa, they are his favorite too and are still his go-to after dinner dessert.
Of course, as a baked goods lover and baker, it was my mission to create a homemade Oreo cookie recipe! I wanted something very simple, that required minimal effort. These cookies are so small and snackable, they needed to be as easy to make as they are to eat. Give this easy homemade Oreo cookie recipe a try and see for yourself how delightful they are!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS EASY COOKIE RECIPE
- Simple to make! These homemade Oreos could not be easier to make! Seriously, we even use a boxed cake mix for the cookie dough to simplify the process.
- Basic ingredients. We use very basic kitchen staple ingredients to make these cookies, like eggs, oil, butter, and powder sugar. There is a very good chance that you already have most of the ingredients needed for this recipe in your home already.
- Homemade. Oreos. I mean really, what more needs to be said? These small bites of heaven speak for themselves.
Homemade Oreo Cookie Ingredients
Cake mix: To make the cookies easily, you will need one 15.25-oz box of chocolate cake mix. Any brand will work, whatever you have on hand, or your favorite is.
Eggs: Adding in 2 eggs, room temperature, will help bind the dough together well.
Oil: Use ½ cup of vegetable oil to give the dough wonderful moisture.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Butter: You need ¼ cup of butter, softened to room temperature, to create a lovely rich filling.
Cream cheese: Using 4 oz of cream cheese, softened to room temperature, makes the frosting filling perfectly creamy and delicious.
Vanilla extract: To enhance the amazing flavors in this frosting, add in 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
Powder sugar: You will need 2 cups of powdered sugar to make the frosting sweet and tasty!
How to make Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies
Prepare the cookies
Begin by preheating the oven to 350℉ and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
Next, in a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil and eggs thoroughly.
Proceed to cover and chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. This is an optional step, but it helps to keep the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
Once chilled, use a small cookie scoop, or a spoon, to drop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheets. Space them a few inches apart to leave room for the cookies to spread slightly.
Proceed to bake for 8-9 minutes. After that, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
While the cookies bake, you can prepare the frosting. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric handheld mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Then add in the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Next, add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, and mix again until all the sugar has been combined and the frosting is smooth.
Once the cookies have cooled, you can use a piping bag or an icing spatula and put the icing on the bottom of a cookie. Then grab another cookie to place on top and you have a cookie sandwich! Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
HOW LONG ARE THESE COOKIES GOOD FOR?
These cookies will be good for 3-5 days, if stored properly. To keep your treats as fresh as possible they should be kept in an airtight container or a ziplocked bag. A trick I learned to keep them extra fresh and soft is to put a piece of bread in with the cookies. The cookies absorb the moisture from the bread and stay soft and chewy a couple of days longer. Try it, you will be amazed!
HOW DO YOU SOFTEN BUTTER?
I like to soften butter by using the defrost function on my microwave. If you need the full 1/2 cup cube of butter, you can leave it in the paper wrapper, otherwise, place the amount of butter you need in a glass or porcelain bowl. I use the lowest defrost setting on my microwave and just let it run for 20 seconds. Check the butter and see how soft it is by pressing it with a rubber scraper. If it is still not soft to the touch, meaning it doesn’t indent when you press into it, let it warm for another 5-10 seconds. Watch it closely! Butter softens very quickly.
Swim lessons for these cuties! This was several years ago… I love looking back at pictures of when they were young! Now, half of them are driving and the boys are taller than the girls!
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A fantastic recipe for Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies is made with a boxed cake mix and sweet cream cheese frosting! Tender, wonderfully sweet chocolate sandwich cookies that everyone is sure to love!