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9.16.2011

Homemade Oreo Cookies





    I'm a big advocate for using boxed cake mixes in recipes! I've recently been reading other bloggers complain about it. They feel it's not 'real' baking or authentic. Personally, I just laugh. What's the big deal? They taste great, and if your worried about the 'healthy' aspect, then you probably shouldn't be making treats in the first place. Of course, anything you make from scratch will probably be better, but when you don't have the time, these cake mixes are wonderful to use! 

   To prove my point, I decided to post these super yummy Oreo cookies that are made from a........ take a wild guess........ boxed cake mix! HOLLA! These cookies are awesome, and taste a million times better than any regular store-bought Oreo. They are chocolatey bliss and very rich. My kinda treat! I like to make mine Giant sized! The bigger, the better baby! 



Homemade Oreo Cookies

1 (18 oz) box Devils Food Cake mix ( I always use Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl. It will form a thick dough. Roll dough into 2 inch balls and place onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Gently press down on dough to flatten slightly. Bake for 8-9 minutes. (They wont seem done, but they are!)  Remove from oven and let completely cool on the cookie sheet.


Cream Cheese Filling

4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla (Clear Vanilla is optimal, but not necessary)
2 cups Powdered Sugar

In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla with a hand mixer until well mixed. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. 


Take one Oreo cookie and frost the bottom with desired amount of filling, top with a second cookie.
Store cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.




Linked up at Mandy's Recipe Box

27 comments:

Dee W said...

You know what. I love your blog, AND your recipes. Not everyone has the time to spend to make everything from scratch. If it works for you then do you. If other's don't like it, why criticize? I'm going to be trying this. I love the simplicity of it, and that it doesn't have 84784843 ingredients. :P Thanks for posting. :D

Holly said...

Thanks Dee!!! :)

suzie q. said...

I totally agree! I've actually made Oreos both ways and they taste better - and not to mention are easier - with using cake mix. Mine is a little different than yours, so I'm excited to try your version. There's no shame in a little 'cheating' every now and then. ESPECIALLY, if it's delicious!

scratch-made wife said...

I like to make a lot of food from scratch because I like the challenge, and I really like to think, "Hey, I just did that all myself!" But the truth is, sometimes I end up throwing a temper tantrum and REALLY wishing I had a box mix in the pantry! And especially knowing that I could make something like THIS with a mix ... oooooh la la! These look fab, Holly. Seriously. You make me want about six of them and a huge glass of milk.

Aimee said...

Seriously, you use box mixes? C'mon Holly. Okay, I'm just kidding ya, they look fabulous! I use 'em all the time, not usually though what they are intended for (just like you did with these cookies). Sometimes they just make a great base. And sometimes, you just want an easy cake. You go girl.

Michael Ann said...

These look delicious! I'll definitely be trying them!
Michael Ann
The Big Green Bowl

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said...

I make these all the time. I too use cake mix and call all those recipe cake mix creations. These cookies are great around the holidays. All the teachers love them.

Desi said...

Beautiful photos, Holly! And I'm all for box mixes as long as it tastes good! These look delish :)

Anonymous said...

I couldnt agree with u more Holly! I use box cake mix all the time it saves time money and stress. Keep up the great work!1

Sinful Sundays said...

Those look great and I love the cream cheese in the frosting! I'm not a fan of boxed cake mixes but not because I feel like it's "inauthentic" or anything, I just seriously don't like the taste of the finished product when used alone.

That being said, boxed mixes have saved my life many times and if I have to use them then I doctor it up and they taste perfect!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I am not a cake mix snob, and I think these cookies look really delicious! I always keep a box or two of cake mix in my cupboard for those times that I just want a cake and I want it fast! I've bookmarked to make with my grandson. :)

Muriel Miller said...

Amen Sista! I am completely with you on the boxed cake mixes. I totally use them in so many of my recipes! And I LOVE homemade oreos!!! My favorite cookie of all time!! Great photo too! It's making me wish I had like 5 of these right now :)

Mamie said...

I am all over using mixes! These cookies look amazing! Can't wait to make them for my kids.

LaRene said...

What a great idea, Holly! I'm not a fan of icing (the first thing i remove from any cake) but I would love to put vanilla ice cream in the middle for an ice-cream sandwich. It sounds like such a yummy, quick chocolate cookie. You have an awesome blogsite :)

Amy said...

uhm... yum!

Lizzy said...

Oh, these look fabulous!!! Love the idea of cream cheese filling...and the cake mix shortcut is wonderful, too :)

PS...my family is addicted to Oreos, but I think they're nasty. I could eat yours, though...no problem!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I totally agree! Sometimes I want to use a box mix in my recipes but feel like I'll be branded or something by the "I'm so natural" blogs. These cookies look awesome! I bet they taste even better. Pinning. :)

sliceofsouthern said...

Excellent recipe! It's so great that you stick with what is quick and easy...and tastes outstanding!

Julie said...

I totally agree....I think Betty and Duncan have it down to a science. Those homemade oreos prove it, yum!

crox4d4 said...

So i am not a cook by any means. i came across your site today looking for fairly easy but good recipes for a beginner like myself. i saw this on the side and laughed! this is one of the few things i do make! (and my fav at that) they are yummy and whoever wants the extra work of "from scratch" let them. i take these to things all the time and ALWAYS get compliments and they are always the first desert to go! anywho thanks for your blog! its great im excited to try some of your recipes this week!

Jennifer said...

Oh I am so excited...just checked and I have ALL of the ingredients on hand to make these yummy treats!! Woohoo!! Can't wait to make these tomorrow and surprise my kids when they come home from school.
I love making things from boxed cake mixes and always have several on hand for recipes just like this one.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Jennifer

Yummy Mummy said...

I have been meaning to make homemade oreos for at least a year now. These look SO good. It's only 7 am but I would eat all of these if they were really in front of me!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Holly girl. You hit the nail on the head. SCORE! This recipe looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing it!

claire said...

i made some sort of like this but red velvet... love the cake mix- it is a life saver!

Erin said...

Yummy! Something about an Oreo that is just classic and yummy! I have been wanting to make homemade ones. Yours look perfect!

Anonymous said...

u could put a chocollate filling in the middle for making fudge rounds

The Better Baker said...

Holey Moley! Why didn't I think of this??? I make cookies from a cake mix all the time, but hadn't thought about putting a filling between them. Brilliant...and no doubt, very tasty. Pinning!!!