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Homemade Oreo Cookies

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 20 Sandwich cookies 1x


Homemade chocolate sandwich cookies are rustic, delicious, and so much better than store bought; especially when they’re made with love. Pour yourself a tall drink of milk to dunk these classic cookies!




  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder (I like Guittard or Hershey Dark)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed medium brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ounce softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Set your oven to heat to 350 degrees F and move an oven rack to the middle position. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium size mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Whip butter on high until creamy, (about a minute) then whip in the sugars, egg and vanilla until fully combined. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture, scraping the sides and bottom to ensure the dough is mixed thoroughly. It will be a bit clumpy.
  3. Roll small balls of dough about an inch in size and place on a non-stick cookie sheet (or on parchment paper placed on a regular baking sheet) and bake for 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. While cookies are baking, whip up the filling by beating the butter, shortening, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Spread a little filling onto the bottom half of cookies with a knife and press another cookie on top. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve with milk.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 364
  • Sugar: 35.8 g
  • Sodium: 143 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg