Homemade Oreos Recipe starts with a made from scratch chocolate cookie filled with an amazing cream cheese filling. These cookies are easy to make and are sure to be a family favorite.

Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Homemade Oreos Recipe:

These Homemade Oreos have become our family’s favorite cookie. These light and fluffy cookies are sandwich between a cream cheese filling. They are the perfect cookie to serve with a glass of milk.

Oreos are a just a classic cookie that I grew up having. This recipe is a close alternative to the favorite cookie. When we are looking for a cookie to get our chocolate fix, this one always hits the spot.

The ingredients are simple and the process to make is too. The kids like to help make them. They are a great cookie to make for your next BBQ or a class party.

Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Ingredients for Homemade Oreo Cookies:

For the Cookies

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature 
  • Sugar 
  • Large Egg, Room temperature 
  • Vanilla Extract 

For Cream Filling

  • Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 

How to Make Homemade Oreos: 

For the Cookies

  • Combine Dry Ingredients – In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt. You can also add in a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Beat the Butter – Then in a separate bowl, beat the butter for approximately 1 minute with either a hand held mixer or a stand up mixer. 
  • Add additional ingredients – Then scrape down the sides, add in the sugar and beat until thoroughly combined.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. 
  • Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients together – Next turn the mixer to low and slowly add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (butter mixture) until a dough is formed. 
  • Chill Dough – Then chill the dough in your refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. 
The process of making the cookies.
  • Prepare Oven and baking pans – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.  
  • Make Small Balls – The roll the dough into small balls made of approximately 2 tsp of the dough and place them on the baking sheets. You can also use a pizza cutter to cut round cookies.
  • Flatten the Balls – Press down on the balls to flatten the cookies out. 
  • Bake Cookies – Then bake for 6-9 minutes until crisp around the edges and cooked through in the middle. 
  • Cool Cookies – Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for approximately 5 to 15 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Make Oreo Filling:

While the cookies are cooling, it’s time to make the cream filling.  

  • Beat Softened Butter – Beat the butter for the cream filling in a large mixing bowl with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer until creamy. 
  • Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla – Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. 
  • Continue Mixing – Once all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer to high and beat for 1 minute until creamy and combined. *Note: the cream filling will be thick. 
The process of putting cream cheese filling on the cookie.
  • Add to filling to cookies – Spread about a ¼ cup of the cream filling onto half of the cooled cookies and top with the remaining cookies.  
  • Serve and Enjoy  
Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

How to Store:

These cookies will last for up to 1 week in an air tight container at room temperature.  These Homemade Oreos don’t last long at my house.

Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Can you freeze Homemade Oreos?

Yes, these Homemade Oreos freeze great. Freezing these cookies as it saves time to make the dough ahead of time.

We make the dough and roll into balls. We place the dough balls on a cookie and freeze. This prevents them from sticking.

Once frozen, we place in a freezer safe container. They will freeze well for about 3 months.

Once you are ready to make them, place frozen dough on a baking sheet and bake. You may need to add a few extra minutes to your baking time.

Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Variation Ideas:

  • Add flavoring to the filling – To change the filling flavoring, you can add in mint, peppermint, or lemon extract. This would be a perfect idea for holiday baking.
  • Dipped Oreos – Melt some chocolate and dip your homemade oreos into them for an extra chocolatey flavor.
  • Dye the Cream Cheese filling – If you are making these cookies for a specific holiday or a birthday party, you can use food coloring to dye the filling.
  • Add-Ins – Add in some mini dark chocolate chips or sprinkles to the filling. This is my kids favorite thing to do.
  • Cake Mix – If you prefer, you can make cookies out of a cake mix. This is a quick to make these homemade oreos. Devils Food Cake Mix would be a good choice.
  • Ice Cream – Instead of using a cream cheese filling, sandwich the cookies between ice cream then freeze the ice cream cookies.
Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Tips for Homemade Oreos:

  • Butter at Room Temperature – When preparing your ingredients, make sure your butter is at room temperature. You don’t want melted butter as your cookies might spread to thin.
  • Line Baking Pans – Using parchment paper makes cleanup a breeze by lining your baking pans.
  • Cool cookies completely – Before adding the filling, make sure your cookies have cooled completely.
  • Wrap the dough – You can wrap the dough in plastic wrap if you need to wait to bake the dough.
Close up image of Homemade Oreos stacked.

Easy and Delicious Homemade Oreos:

We love that these cookies are so easy to make. They are the perfect treat to make for the holidays or just for an after school treat.

These cookies are perfect just the way they are but you can also add your own touch. Add sprinkles, nuts, and flavoring to make these the perfect homemade cookie.

Print Recipe here for Homemade Oreos:

Homemade Oreos

5 from 3 votes
Homemade Oreos Recipe starts with a made from scratch chocolate cookie filled with a cream cheese filling. Easy to make and taste amazing.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Let cool 5 mins
Total Time 54 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 180
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE CREAM FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Then in a separate bowl, beat the butter for approximately 1 minute with either a hand held mixer or a stand up mixer.  Then scrape down the sides, add in the sugar and beat until thoroughly combined.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • Next turn the mixer to low and slowly add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (butter mixture) until a dough is formed.  Then chill the dough in your refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • The roll the dough into small balls made of approximately 2 tsp of the dough and place them on the baking sheets. Press down on the balls to flatten the cookies out.  Then bake for 6-9 minutes until crisp around the edges and cooked through in the middle.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for approximately 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, it’s time to make the cream filling.
  • Beat the butter for the cream filling in a large bowl with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer until creamy.  Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Once all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer to high and beat for 1 minute until creamy and combined. *Note: the cream filling will be thick.
  • Spread the cream filling onto half of the cooled cookies and top with the remaining cookies.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These cookies will last for up to 1 week in an air tight container at room temperature.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 53mg, Potassium 43mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 246IU, Calcium 7mg, Iron 1mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe
Try this easy Homemade Oreo Cookies recipe for anyone who loves Oreos. These Homemade Oreos taste even better than the store bought ones.  These chocolate cookies filled with cream filling tastes amazing and are simple to make too!  #eatingonadime #cookierecipes #oreorecipes 
5 Secrets to the Easiest Dinners

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

Try these other recipes

To All the Moms who Struggle with Dinnertime

Save hours in the kitchen every week and reclaim precious family time without blowing your budget. Join the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

Categories

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Eating on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. Together we are going to cook real food… for real families.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating