How to Make Homemade Oreos

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You can now make milk’s favorite cookie with this simple & yummy homemade Oreo recipe!

homemade oreos recipe

Easy Homemade Oreos

Whether you’re Team Cream or Team Cookie, these homemade oreos are sure to tickle your taste buds!

I’ve tried making homemade oreos in the past using a cake mix recipe, and although they were slightly quicker and simpler (meaning a few less ingredients to measure out), the cookies never did quite turn out that great.

Of course, no one complained and sure they would get eaten… because who doesn’t love a good homemade cookie (including The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars)?

But that version of homemade oreo cookies was never my favorite or a recipe that I would crave.

Until now. 

I found the perfect & easy Oreo recipe! These oreos are soft, but not too soft. They have just the right amount of bite to them, while still tasting homemade.

You’re going to love them!

What You Need:

If you want to make homemade Oreos, you’ll need the following ingredients. Chances are, you will have most of the ingredients on hand! Which makes this homemade Oreo recipe even better!

  • all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter, softenened
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • almond milk or milk
  • powdered sugar

3 Steps to Homemade Oreos

  1. Mix the dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Bake for 6 minutes.
  3. Fill the cookies with cream. The more the merrier!

Homemade Oreos

I found the original recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, but I altered it and changed the frosting recipe because I don’t like to use shortening (with one exception being for our Homemade Halloween Spudnuts aka The Best Donuts Ever! )

So what are you waiting for? If you want a simple Sunday night treat, a special after school snack or lunch box treat, or a simple holiday treat (because you could dye the frosting any holiday color!), add this homemade Oreos recipe to your recipe box!


Easy Homemade Oreo Recipe



  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Filling

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. milk (only add if filling is too thick)
  • food coloring, optional


  1. To make the cookies, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. In a seperate bowl, cream the butter on high until light, about 1 minute. Beat in the white and brown sugar until combined. Scrape the bowl as needed.
  3. Turn off the mixer and add in dry ingredients. Slowly mix together the flour and butter mixtures.
  4. Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls using 2 tsp. dough. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. To make cream filling: mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk together until thick. Use a frosting knife to spread the filling onto one cookie and then top with another.
  9. Keep in a air-tight container until ready to eat or you can keep them chilled in the fridge for a few days. Freezer friendly!

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