Homemade Oreos Recipe - The Girl Who Ate Everything (2024)

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posted by Christy Denneyon Aug 18, 202114 comments »

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Homemade Oreos are devil’s food cake chocolate sandwich cookies with a cream cheese frosting inside.

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Let’s just call a spade a spade. These are my version of baked version of an Oreo. These are by no means, in a side by side comparison, going to look or taste like an Oreo. You could call these Chocolate Sandwich cookies with cream cheese frosting.

I’ve tried homemade versions of this (without a cake mix) and they’re always dry and bitter. Not what anyone wants to eat.


This recipe is old and like many old recipes made with a cake mix they need to be revised. Do you know why? I used to work for Betty Crocker and am very familiar with their products. Their cake mixes used to be 18.25 ounces and a couple of years ago they changed all of their cake mixes to 15.25 ounces. If you notice, most other cake brands changed as well to a standard 15.25 ounces.

What does that mean? All of those old recipes are just slightly off in proportions. Because there’s less cake mix per box this cookie dough is a lot more wet made today than a few years ago. I have changed it to suit the other ingredients better.

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Devil’s Food cake mix is used here but you can also use chocolate fudge or regular old chocolate.


There are many different versions of this cookie out there. I don’t love cooking with Crisco but it does give it a nice crisp cookie. I prefer the flavor of butter and the softness it adds.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 8 minutes mins

Total Time: 18 minutes mins

Servings: 2 dozen


  • 2 (15.25 ounce) boxes Devil's food cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil with a mixer. The batter will be very stiff. If the dough is hard to work with refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Pinch of pieces of batter (about 1 tablespoon) and roll into balls. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets and flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until a slight indentation remains when lightly touched. Remove from the oven and slightly slam the cookie sheet on a surface. This helps flatten them. Immediately remove cookies from the cookie sheets with a spatula and cool on a wire rack. Let cookies cool completely.

  • In a small glass bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter until completely blended. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until the icing is fluffy and smooth. Spread half of the cookies with icing and top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags. Makes 2 dozen.

Cuisine: American

Course: Dessert

Author: Christy Denney

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published on Aug 18, 2021

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14 comments on “Homemade Oreos”

  1. Cymbal Killer Reply

    I have some orange cake mix sitting around. I like trying different flavors and think I’ll try with that. I might have a lemon, too. I’ll try to remember to let you know. Thank you!

  2. MARY Reply


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  3. Lesa Thomas Reply

    Excellent and delicious recipe. I will give it a try one of these days.

  4. JC Reply

    I cut in half the recipe above for a small gathering and they were a hit. Went to make a second time and followed the recipe as is and they were so tacky that I could not make them into balls…just stuck to my hands. Thought it was possibly the brand of cake (Duncan Hines) so I went to the store and bought another brand (Betty Crocker)…same problem. Saw the original recipe called for 18.5 oz packages where I was only using 15.5 oz packages with the BC brand so I put in half of a third package but it did not help… any suggestions?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      So the first time they weren’t tacky? The only thing I can think of is the size of a eggs you used. Did you use extra large eggs?

    • Andrea Jorgensen Reply

      Hi! We had the same problem with our cookies tonight. So, we got our hands just slightly damp, scooped the dough out with a spoon and then smoothed the dough into balls with our slightly damp hands. Worked perfectly and the cookies turned out perfectly. Hope this helps! (I realize this comment is from years ago, but maybe it will help someone else making them. 😊

  5. Colleen Reply

    My OReo loving daughter sais “No way!” When i suggested this recipe. . . We will see very soon. Thank you.

  6. Av Reply

    I made these yesterday and I wanted to say they turned out great! They tastes just like oreos! Thanks for this awesome recipe!

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    Its an excellent treat for everyone. Nice recipe You make my day. Great Post.

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    Wow excellent recipe, thanks for sharing I love cookies type oreo haha

  9. bigFATcook Reply

    Yummy.. i must try out this recipe.. looks like it’s easy and fun!!

    Greets from BFC!!

  10. Melissa Reply

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  11. Kristy and Brett Reply

    I absolutely LOVE these!! So easy and so good! Glad to hear you are back!

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