Homemade Oreos

The Best Soft Homemade Oreos

(Updated photo from my March 2014 cookbook, see how I took the photos in my Photography Lesson #2 post

The Story:
         I will try desserts that I have at parties, and think to myself “I can make this better.”  Is that bad?  Maybe.  Or maybe it’s just a sign of an obsessive baker. 
         The first time I had these, they were good.  But the cookies were ov
er baked and the filling had way too much sugar.  Now, they are fabulous. 
         This recipe is so easy and always gets rave reviews.  I once had a friend ask for a cake-sized Oreo as her birthday cake.  I always love a challenge.
         If you love Oreos, you will think these are the Oreos from heaven. 
         If you want to make the cookie look a little classier, you can just top a single cookie with the filling, and place a raspberry or slice of strawberry on top.  [end-story]

Homemade Oreos

Yield: 24 cookies, 12 sandwiches

Homemade Oreos


1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix, I prefer Pillsbury
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix Devil's Food Cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl, the dough will be thick.
3. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and make dough balls smaller than the size of golf balls.
4. Place dough balls on cookie sheets, about 12 per sheet and pat down to make disks with fingers.
5. Bake for 7-10 minutes.
6. Let cool on cookie sheets for 3 minutes and then move to cooling racks.
7. !Filling: Beat cream cheese and butter for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Thicken with more powdered sugar if needed.
8. Frost the bottoms of half the cookies (once cooled) and sandwich them!
Place cookies in a tupperware and chill for at least an hour. Serve these treats chilled, they are MUCH better that way. And don't eat all of them yourself! 🙂

57 thoughts on “Homemade Oreos

  1. 1
    Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom says:

    These were delicious Lizzy – thanks for sharing with us! It was fun to meet you in person too! Don't fatten Clark up too much:)

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    Katie Jensen says:

    Holy Cow these look AMAZING!!!!! Wow.

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    Anonymous says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG <3 them. They are the best cake kind of meal i have evar tasted !!!!!!!

  4. 4
    Krissy says:

    Oh my! They look incredible. Job well done!

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    These cupcakes look SO good!

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    Sonja says:

    Well, these were delicious and a big hit. I tried to make them a bit smaller, so it would make more for a crowd. They were still good, but didn't flatten much. Next time I'll make them bigger, so they look more like the picture. The frosting inside them was sooo good:) Everything on your site looks amazing. I'm excited to keep trying new things!

  7. 7
    Diana says:

    hey is does it have to be devils's food mix or can it be something else?

  8. 8
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I think any mix would probably work out

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Aw. My boyfriend LOVES oreos, but HATES cream cheese.

  10. 10
    Jennifer says:

    These were so awesome! They definitely are better chilled! (It keeps the filling from dripping out.) I made my filling not too sweet so it ended up tasting like cheesecake! I also served them open faced because they were very rich as actual sandwiches.

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    Lizzy Mae says:

    Jennifer- Open-faced is wonderful for these, especially if you put half a strawberry or a raspberry on top 🙂

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    Heather Smoke says:

    Wow, I'm going to have to make these. I like that the cookie part looks so soft and cake-like. I don't like crunchy cookies, so these look fantastic!

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    Anonymous says:

    I made these for a group of friends and everyone went crazy for them! When you first bite one, you think, "this is yummy,", but when the flavor and richness of the cookie really sets in, it becomes, "Oh my…this is perfection." The cookie part is to die for-soft, decadent, fudgy- and the filling is delicious too (even though I forgot to add the vanilla!) Thank you for sharing your recipes Lizzy; can't wait to try more! Oh, and super cute blog by the way 🙂

  14. 14
    Jennifer says:

    I love these when i made them as chocolate Oreos and so did my family!(as early posted)
    But as fall is rolling around I was thinking how yummy this would be with pumpkin cake. I've always made pumpkin cake with spice cake mix and then add canned pumpkin..
    Any suggestions Lizzy?

  15. 15
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Jennifer, we are the same person. Already have plans to make a pumpkin version tomorrow. Recipe should be up on Thursday!

  16. 16
    Jennifer says:

    That's awesome, I can't wait!! If they're as good as the Oreos I'll have to bring that to Thanksgiving dinner instead of pie!

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    This blog is amazing! I can't wait to try these reipes. Thank you for sharing!

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Just made these and they are super EASY!!! My fiance is really impressed!

  19. 19
    Bridget says:

    ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!! Made them for my son's going away party before basic training — they were a HIT! Thanks so much for sharing them on Pinterest <3

  20. 20

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  21. 21
    Bailey says:

    oooooo those look soooo good!! they look so much better than woopie pies. YUM!!!!

  22. 22

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  23. 23
    Linda says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  24. 24
    Six Sisters says:

    Lizzy, Your homemade oreos look so moist and delicious! We would love to have you share them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party or at our new sister website, Myrecipemagic.com. You can post your recipes and earn money! We just launched this new website in January! We hope to hear from you. -The Six Sisters

    • 24.1

      We have the same publisher Six Sisters!!!! I hope to run into you at a book singing or something for your beautiful new book! And I will look into the sister site in between classes tomorrow!

  25. 25
    Kiera Conway says:

    Hellow, erm is there an alternative for the cream cheese…. just wondering =D

  26. 26
    Kiera Conway says:

    Please answer asap as i am making these tommorow (definitely!)
    How many cookies/oreos on average does this recipe make?!
    Thanks, you’re a lifesaver! 🙂

  27. 27
    Haley says:

    Just made these beauties. Delicious! My only question is: what type of oil did you use with the cake mix and eggs? I used regular ole’ vegetable oil.

  28. 28
    rachel says:

    I tried making these today and my cookies turned out extremely flat.( I didn’t press them down too much) So I was wondering, what brand of cake mix did you use?

  29. 29
    steph says:

    LOVE this recipe. I eat way too many! Quick question though…both times I’ve made them exactly as described in the instructions, but they turned out extremely flat. Still yummy, but I really want that thick fluffier cookie like in your picture. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey Lizzy, ever tried doubling these? Just wanted to know if they’d turn out the same. Thanx!

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    Robyn says:

    I noticed that in your cookbook it says 1 tsp of vanilla for the filling & on here it says 1/2 tsp. I followed the directions from the cookbook and I think it may be a little too much vanilla. I was curious as to whether you used 1 tsp or 1/2 tsp. thanks so much! 🙂

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  33. 33
    Mariah Barner says:

    Um hi Lizzy, I don’t really like chocolate and I really like Oreo cakesters so can you please make a recipe of vanilla Oreo cakesters? If you already don’t have one.

  34. 34
    Mariah Barner says:

    Vanilla/golden Oreo cakesters

  35. 35
    Laura says:

    These are good but mine went way too flat when they cooked. Next time i wouldn’t flatten them at all just leave them in a ball.

  36. 36
    Marlitt says:

    How long the cookies last?

  37. 37
    Brandi says:

    I love this dessert! I even make it a bit healthier, replace the oil with applesauce and for the filling, only use cream cheese and a little sugar. You can also add chopped oreos to add to the filling! Perfect! Can’t wait to try the pumpkin version!

  38. 38
    Andrea says:

    Are you kidding? These are not comparable to store-bought Oreo’s. these are WAY better!!!! Is there a way to freeze these, with or without the filling?

  39. 39
    Chrissy says:

    Late to the party, but I’m thinking wouldn’t it be cool if they were more like Oreo and less like a chocolate/vanilla whoopie pie? Perhaps adding crushed oreo to the batter to give that unmistakable flavor? Thinking of how to make it better 😉 Or an oreo ice cream filling? Mind blown!

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    Emily M Byrd says:

    I added more powdered sugar to the frosting and a bit of cream of tarter so it would hold up a little better. It was perfect!

  41. 41
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  42. 42
    Rachel says:

    Hi, I wasn’t wondering if Olive oil would work, I would use apple sauce but don’t have any. Do you think that olive oil would work?


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    Rachel says:

    Hi Lizzy,
    Was wondering how long these can last in the fridge after making them?

    Thank you.

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