Homemade Cookies and Cream Oreo Cookies made easily with a chocolate cake mix! Soft cookies & cream filled 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 effortless recipe!
Oreo’s made AT HOME!
We are big fans of Oreo cookies in my house; we usually have them on hand for a quick sweet treat. Some of us love them frozen, while 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. Because 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 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 high chance that you 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 these Oreo cookies at home, you need one 15.25-oz box of chocolate cake mix. Any brand will taste great, use your favorite or whatever you have one hand.
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 and create nice soft cookies.
Cream Cheese Filling
Butter: You need ½ cup of butter, softened to room temperature, to create a wonderfully rich filling.
Cream cheese: Using 8 oz of cream cheese, softened to room temperature, makes the frosting perfectly creamy and delicious.
Vanilla extract: To enhance all the amazing flavors, add in 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Powder sugar: You will need 4 cups of powdered sugar to make the frosting sweet and smooth!
Oreo cookies: Adding in 5 store-bought Oreo cookies, crushed, into the frosting takes these homemade cookies up a few notches!
How to make Easy Homemade Double Oreo Cookies
Prepare the cookies
Start 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 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.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
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.
After that, crush the 5 Oreos quite well. Stir them into the frosting.
Once the cookies have cooled, you can use a piping bag or an icing spatula and put double 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 and enjoy!
Do I have to chill the cookie dough?
When recipes request that you chill your cookie dough it is usually for a good reason. That reason is that the flavor gets a bit more time to develop and the cookies taste even more incredible. But the biggest reason is because of the butter/fats in the dough. By chilling the dough we allow the fats to solidify which means your cookies will not spread out as much while baking, so the texture turns out perfectly. This is especially important on warmer days or when your butter is warm or softened.
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!
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Homemade Cookies and Cream Oreo Cookies are so simple to make, thanks to the boxed chocolate cake mix! Soft, double stuffed and delicious, chocolate sandwich cookies are always a hit with family and friends.