Homemade Golden Oreos

Homemade Golden Oreo

Homemade Golden Oreos made with yellow or butter cake mix! So easy… they’re dangerous.  Plus, you know me, I’m OBSESSED with my original Homemade Oreos, it’s always my favorite go-to dessert because everyone loves them!

Homemade Golden Oreos

My new cookbook Make it with a Cake Mix came out last week! It’s full of cupcakes, bunt cakes, layered cakes, cookies, whoopee pies and basically everything you can make with a cake mix!  I put some popular recipes from the blog in the book but there are TONS of recipes the blog has never seen! I worked really hard on this book and I hope you all love it!

cover copy

We had a book signing on Saturday and my mother flew in from Chicago to see me!

Lizzy and Julie Early

These sweet girls drove over an hour to come meet me and get their new books signed, how cute are they?!

Lizzy Early Book Signing

Some of my college friends even stopped by!

Make it with a Cake Mix book signing

Homemade Golden Oreos

Yield: About 24 cookies, or 12 Oreos

Homemade Golden Oreos


Cake Mix Cookies:
1 box yellow or butter cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 C. plus 1 Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Filling:
6 oz. cream cheese
6 Tbsp, butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2- 3 1/2 C. powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl and add eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
3. Stir until combined, batter will be thick.
4. Make dough balls about the size of a walnut and place them 3 inches apart from each other.
5. Bake for 7-9 minutes depending on how fudge or or crispy you like your cookies.
6. Let cool.
7. Cream cheese filling: Beat cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla extract and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
8. To assemble, frost the bottoms of half of your cooled cookies. Then place an untrusting cookie on top of the frosted ones to create little "sandwiches." I like to put mine in a tupperware and let them chill in the fridge before eating! That way, the frosting doesn't gush out the sides when you eat them!

Homemade Golden Oreo Recipe

20 thoughts on “Homemade Golden Oreos

  1. 1
    Mercedes says:

    Congratulations on your cookbook Lizzy and these cookies look fantastic!

  2. 2
    Ashley says:

    These look so pretty and I bet they’d be perfect for a table of Easter desserts 🙂 also, I laughed at the idea of putting “an untrusting cookie” on top to make a little sandwich

  3. 3
    Genia says:

    Lizzy, do you have a signing schedule? Are you coming to the East Coast?

  4. 4
    xiaoxi says:

    I love your home made oreos!! My friends loved them when I made them. Are you coming to Portland Oregon sometime for book signing?

  5. 5
    Holly says:

    Lemon cake mix makes great Oreos too!

  6. 6
    Laura says:

    Besides online, where is your book available?

  7. 7
    Beverly says:

    Your mother is gorgeous! Lovely photos. I am now off to Amazon.ca (they better have your book in Canada!) to order your new book!

  8. 8
    Isabelle says:

    Hey Lizzy,

    I’m a big fan of your page and your recipes 🙂 I’m always browsing your gallery to find things to try myself. I noticed that you usually use cake mixes (devils/angels…) and actually this is what is keeping me to bake your cupcakes or cookies because here in Germany I can hardly find those 🙁 Is there by any chance a possibility to substitute the cake mixes? I would really appreciate your help! Looking forward to more of your delicious entries!

  9. 9
    Kate says:

    I’m looking forward to trying these! One question, when you put the cake batter balls on the cookie sheet do you flatten them before baking or do they flatten themselves as they bake? Thanks!!!

  10. 10
    Tatjana says:

    When I found this recipe I knew that I had to try these because I totally love Golden Oreos and there not available where I live (Europe). So I tried them today but with another all-selfmade cookie dough. They’re delicous!
    I also wanna say that I find your blog amazing 🙂 And congrats to your cookbook!

  11. 11
    Anita says:

    Hi Lizzy… I love your recipes and your blog…where can I get your books..? Im from Mexico…

  12. 12
    Hogs'n'Quiches says:

    Good morning, Lizzy!

    Your mother is absolutely gorgeous! And congratulations on another cookbook being published!

    I love this blog and your insights. Thank you for all the hard work and sharing it with us!

  13. 13
    stef b says:

    These look good but i wouldn’t call them “oreos” since Oreo filling is not cream cheese flavored.

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