Homemade Oreos


These were so fun to make. I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen (my new favorite recipe site). I love the idea of a homemade version of such a classic cookie. And the verdict from everyone that tried them was that they taste even better than traditional oreos.

 The cookie part is nice and semi-crunchy and chocolate flavored. The creme part is softer and creamier than an oreo, and (I think) better tasting. :) They were quick to make and fun to experiment with. The cookie dough spreads out a lot, to make nice thin cookies. I didn’t realize that for the first batch, so some of my oreos were huge. Mike liked those. Everyone seemed to really like these, and the novelty of a homemade oreo is a lot of fun.

 

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Ingredients:

1-¼ cup All-purpose Flour
½ cups Unsweetened Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoons Salt
1-½ cup Sugar
1-¼ stick Room Temperature, Unsalted Butter
1 whole Large Egg
¼ cups Room Temperature, Unsalted Butter
¼ cups Vegetable Shortening
2 cups Confectioner's Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees with 2 racks in the middle of the oven.

In an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. On low speed, add the butter, then the egg. Mix until dough forms a mass.

Using a mini ice cream scoop, fill the scoop with batter, then place batter on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave approximately 2 inches between cookies. With damp hands, flatten the half balls of dough slightly. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.

To make the cream, place butter and shortening in mixer. On low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn mixer on high for 2-3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.

To make the sandwich cookies, fit a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch round tip and pipe blobs of cream onto the center of one cookie. Place another cookie of similar size on top of the cream. Lightly press together to work the filling to the edges of the cookie. Continue until all cookies have been made.

*Do you prefer the recipes in the same blog post like this one? Or do you prefer the recipes in a separate post like I’ve done previously? Or both? Please comment and let me know – I want to make my blog easy and fun to read, and I love it when people make my recipes! :)
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15 Responses to “Homemade Oreos”

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    The Husband — October 13, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    I don't care where you put the recipes as long as I get to eat them :) These oreos were awesome!

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    Anonymous — October 13, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    I'd say keep everything together. Why do I not get to eat the oreo's?

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    Barbara — October 13, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    Those cookies look really good- and easy too. Always have liked the recipes on the same page- one less click- but am not all that fussy. (BTW: I love your husband's rating system!)

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — October 13, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

    I want one of these right now. I love this post!!!

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    Anonymous — October 13, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

    I can't wait to try these! I know the grandchildren will love them. I'll tell them the recipe is from Cousin Megan and they will name them Megan's cookies :)

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    Jessica@Foodmayhem — October 21, 2009 @ 1:08 am

    Did you know that the first Oreos were made in the building that is now Chelsea Market in NYC. I just learned that and have to be a 5 year old and repeat it to everyone now.

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    My Carolina Kitchen — October 21, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    Hi Megan, your blog was featured today on the Foodie BlogRoll so I thought I would drop by and say hello. I have a niece by the same name except she spells hers Meghan. I like your husband rating scale. It's right on.

    My husband adores Oreos and I had no idea you could make your own. Wait until he sees this. Thanks.
    Sam

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    megan — October 21, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    Jessica – I had no idea – thanks for the oreo information! :)

    Sam – Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I hope your husband likes them as much as mine did. :)

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    Jess — October 23, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    WOw those look so good!! Kind of like mini whoopie pies! I organize a holiday cookie swap and just started looking for a recipe to make (I know, a bit early)… this would be a good one! :-)

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    megan — October 23, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    Jess – these would be a great choice for a cookie swap! But I should let you know that they aren't soft and cakey like whoopie pies, the cookie part is harder, more like an actual oreo. But I think they are better than whoopie pies :) Let me know if you try them!

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    McTasty — October 25, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

    Oh I'm definitely trying these!!!

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    savorysimple — October 26, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    OMG I want one of these right now

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    leanne — November 14, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

    these look delicious! I want to make them as a christmas gift for my aunt!

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    Debbie — March 15, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen too. These cookies are amazing and so close to the real thing!

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    tavery — November 16, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    these were really good and I loved that they had lots of moisture I tried using some M&M I the frosting which made a thicker cookie I would 100% make these again

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