Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Homemade Oreos

I love love love homemade Oreos. Wait... I love any and all Oreos. What can I say?

Here is a recipe for homemade Oreos that I love. They are so easy to make and are always a crowd pleaser. They are definitely my quick go-to cookie recipe when I need to whip something up pronto.

I love how you can play with the frosting colors when making these. In the past for the 4th of July I have made Oreos with red, white and blue frosting, for Valentines Day I have used pink frosting, for Christmas I have used red and green frosting. Anyway you get the idea. Let your imagination run wild!

Homemade Oreos

1 Box of Betty Crocker devils food cake mix (I have used other chocolate varieties and this is just the best)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of vegetable oil

1- Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. (Yep its that easy)

2- Take spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into small balls. The size of the ball depends on the size of the cookie. I just eyeball it. If I had to guess I'd say just smaller than a golf ball size. You want to make sure that all of your cookie balls are about the same size so that they match up when you frost them and put them together.

3- Place cookie balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook at 350 degrees for exactly 8 minutes. The cookies will be very soft and easily breakable until they have cooled completely.

4- Once the cookies have cooled completely, simply take two of the cookies, place the desired about of frosting (see below) on one of the cookies and then put the two together.

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp butter melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 Cups powdered sugar

Soften the cream cheese (I usually just do this in the microwave). Add the melted butter, vanilla and the powdered sugar and using a hand beater mix until the desired consistency is reached.

Personally I love these even more the next day. I like to make them and then store them in an air tight container. These will stay good for up to 4 days if kept in an air tight container. That's if you can resist eating them all the first day you make them!

1 comment:

Corey and Liesl said...

OMIGOSH!! These look so delicious!! I love the Oreo Cakesters....these look like they would similar! Nat, how do find time to cook all this food, blog about it, be a great mom/wife and stay so skinny and energized!? What's your secret....? :) You're awesome! I made those italian chicken foil packets the other night-they turned out pretty good, but my husband wasn't a fan-he is so DAMN picky it drives me nuts! I am always looking at your blog for friendly food that he would like. He doesn't like veggies or anything that resembles a casserole so I'm pretty much screwed when it comes to making dinner. Even if it is delicious, he doesn't even really appreciate it anyway-you are lucky!