Homemade Oreos

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Can you tell that I am getting excited about Valentines Day? I love this holiday. On Friday schools in Chattanooga Tennessee sent the children home at 11am because there was a threat of snow! People take even a little snow as seriously dangerous around here. (I do realize that it is because snow is so unusual that the city does not have snow removal equipment.) Coming from Utah where blizzards stop no one and definitely don’t warrant any days off school, my boys are a little puzzled that school has now been cancelled 3 times for very little snow. Including today, due to “freezing conditions”, even though there is very little snow in our yard and none on the roads! It must be treacherous somewhere in our school district. Maybe Signal Mountain?? Of course my boys are very excited and starting to really like this new place! On our ‘little holiday’ Friday we decided to make homemade oreos and watch an old movie I got at the library (Indian in the Cupboard–have you seen it? It is pretty cute!) I had been working on a little Valentines project and had hearts laying around so I tossed a few in the picture:) If you are looking for a fun Valentines project, I am posting a few at melandboys.blogspot.com this week. In the meantime kick off this Valentines month with Homemade Oreos! Your family and friends will LOVE you:)
And now what should I do with the boys all day today??

PS Just to let you know, next Monday we are giving away another awesome cookbook! (Make Ahead meals for Busy Moms)

Homemade Oreo Cookies
submitted by Melanie
Printable recipe here

For the Cookies:
1 package devil’s food cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 – cup oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add oil and eggs to cake mix and blend together. Roll dough into balls (a little larger than a quarter). Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet (until warm). Remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack.To assemble the cookies, add about a tablespoon of filling into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 block of cream cheese (8 oz)
3-4 cups – powdered sugar (depending on desired consistency)
1 – tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and add cream cheese and mix well. Add powdered sugar slowly until you reach your desired consistency.


  1. Saimi says

    That cracks me up, we live in Central Washington and the snow has to be pretty bad for the schools to close, much like Utah. How fun for the kids thoughh to stay home, bake, and watch movies! I love this idea with the homemade oreo's, Thanks!!

  2. Jenn says

    I love this recipe.. I found a homemade Oreo recipe that was .. well, not complicated, but lengthy! Thanks for posting, can't wait to try these!

  3. Brittany says

    yummy yum! I have never made these but I can't wait to try. I love that the filling is cream cheese based – no shortening, yay!! :)

  4. Nancy says

    Those look yummy, I just posted the same recipe only used a cherry chip cookie mix and those were really good too. Good luck with the snow! I'm in UT and surprised how little we've had so far this year.

  5. Readable Eatables says

    Mmm this is one of our families favorites!! I try not to make them too often or I would eat them ALL haha.

  6. Anonymous says

    I love how simple this recipe is. We live in Knoxville, and the kids get out of school at the mention of snow. Actually we had about 5 inches this past weekend. That's huge for our area. Teresa

  7. Patti says

    I'm coming to Chattanooga in two weeks to visit my son and his family including my brand new granddaughter. I'll wave in your general direction! Hmm, would that be north, south, east, or west?

  8. Karina & John Calderwood says

    I LOVE this recipe. I make the same ones, but I throw choc chips in them and cook them for about 10 minutes to make them more cookie like. I bring them everywhere and people are always asking for the recipe. I am so sad when I have to tell them how easy it is and that I am not a baking genius! :)

  9. Reagan @ Recipesmademyway says

    Do you know a recipe for cream filling that actually tastes like the oreos/cakester filling?? I'm not a fan of cream cheese frosting. I have been CRAVING oreo cakesters a lot during this pregnancy and these look so yummy!

  10. Melanie Anne says

    I have never tried an oreo cakester–but if you are not a cream cheese fan you could try the frosting from the decorated sugar cookies I posted on 2/14/11 or any buttercream frosting. I bet the cakesters frosting has a shortening base because of the long shelf life–but if you are making them homemade I would definetly use butter. So much better in my opinion! GOod luck breaking the recipe:)

  11. penelope says


    can’t wait to try these for a milk & cookies themed birthday i am having for my 2 year old. i was sent over by “a little birdie” :)

    could you please tell me how many cookies this recipe makes?

    thank you

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