Homemade Cookies ‘n Cream Oreos

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That’s right – I made Homemade Cookies ‘n Cream Oreos. #yourewelcome

Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Oreos - this easy recipe is completely from scratch! Make soft homemade Oreos and fill them with a cookies 'n cream filling!

I’ve been wanting to make these Oreos for almost two years, ever since I first made copycat Peanut Butter Oreos. For some reason other recipes kept getting in the way and I just never got around to it, until now. And thank goodness I did – because these are the BEST homemade Oreos I’ve ever made!

The night before I was planning to make these cookies, I was watching TV with my husband and all of a sudden I had a huge conundrum:

If I make homemade Cookies ‘n Cream Oreos but use actual Oreos in the filling does that make them not homemade?

I asked my husband, of course, adding in I thought it might create a paradox. While I’m sure that he was rolling his eyes in the darkness and thinking “Who the heck did I marry??” he actually answered me. He confirmed what I was thinking, that a homemade Oreo had to be just that – homemade.

In a grip of anxiety I wondered how in the heck I was going to make this recipe, and then I had a light bulb moment.

Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Oreos Recipe

In order to make a cookies ‘n cream filling without using Oreos, I had to use the homemade Oreos themselves. That would still make the frosting taste like cookies ‘n cream but keep them totally DIY. Does that even make sense? Or am I writing paradoxically?

(I know, you guys. These are actually things I think about!! I blame it all on the internet trolls: that is NOT homemade you USED OREOS…)

So, these Homemade Cookies ‘n Cream Oreos are COMPLETELY homemade. And they’re soft and pillowy. AND SO FREAKING GOOD.

I gave them to a friend of mine for her birthday. She couldn’t stop raving about them – so I did my job as a friend. Also, I’m doing my job as a blogger, because, amazing recipe and all.

Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Oreos - this easy recipe is completely from scratch! Make soft homemade Oreos and fill them with a cookies 'n cream filling!

Let’s break down the recipe a bit:

The cookie is just an easy chocolate cookie recipe. It’s no chill (yay!) and it actually tastes like an Oreo because I used Special Dark cocoa powder. That cocoa gives them the Oreo taste, so try not to skip it. If you can’t find it, use regular cocoa powder, but you can find it in most grocery stores, as well as Walmart and Target.

The filling is like a vanilla frosting except that I added marshmallow cream. This makes it extra fluffy and gives it that little bit of extra sweetness that you expect from the filling of an Oreo.

In both the cookie recipe and the filling I’ve used butter. I know that Oreos do not contain butter; they use shortening as their fat. I prefer butter, but you can probably substitute shortening if you want a crunchier cookie or if there’s a dairy allergy (but they won’t get as flat as the pictures).

And, last, but not least, the filling is made into cookies ‘n cream flavor by using two of the baked and cooled cookies. Simply make your filling using a hand mixer, then crumble two cookies into the mixture and beat again with the mixer. That will distribute the crumbles into every bite of filling. Then sandwich the cookies and then inhale them.

That’s what I wanted to do…but I gave most of mine away. So…it’s my weekly project to make more! 🙂

Did you make this recipe?

Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Oreos

These Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Oreos are soft and perfect! Fill a homemade Oreo recipe with cookies 'n cream frosting for a DIY treat!


Ingredients:

Cookies:



  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder (you can use regular unsweetened but they won’t be as “Oreo” like)

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 large egg


Filling:



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/3 cup marshmallow fluff

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, for consistency (you can also use milk)

  • 2 of the baked and cooled cookies


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.

  4. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes until they just lose their glossy sheen. Err on the side of underdone for these cookies; they taste better that way. Let cool completely before filling and making sandwiches.

  5. To make the filling: beat butter and marshmallow fluff in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Mix in salt, then slowly beat in powdered sugar. Add vanilla, then 1 tablespoon of cream. Pick 2 of the baked and cooled cookies and crumble them into the frosting. Beat with the hand mixer to evenly spread the crumbles throughout the filling.

  6. Frost half of the cookies with the frosting and sandwich with the other half. The best way to do this is to place your frosting in a gallon size ziploc bag and cut off one tip. Place a very large squeeze of frosting in the center of the bottom of a cookie, then press the top cookie on top, causing the frosting to spread to the edges. You will have just enough frosting to do all the cookies.


Notes:

If you can't find marshmallow fluff you can just use more powdered sugar (probably about 2-3 cups, depending on how sweet you want it).


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33 comments

  1. I hear ya on the homemade versus non homemade part and ask myself those questions all the time. Glad you found a way to make the filling 100% homemade. These look superb!

  2. YOU WIN YOU WIN YOU WIN

  3. A student of mine gave me homemade Oreos a couple of years ago, and baking them has been on my bucket list ever since. Now I want to even more! These look pretty perfect. I’m just worried about their addictive properties. My guess is these cookies are not safe around anyone! Even Mel. 😉

  4. You are the queen of remaking Oreso and I love cookies and cream anything! I know I would inhale these!

  5. I really like homemade versions of popular cookies and candy bars.  These definitely look better than actual Oreos!  All you had to say was “pillowy” and I pretty much wanted to eat them all!  

  6. I was on the receiving end of several of these cookies that were left in your freezer and they were FABULOUS!!! I really enjoyed them.
    xoxo

  7. These cookies look amazing!  Oreos are a comfort food for me and I used to eat sooo many; with a glass of milk of course.  Definitely going to have to try these out sometime!

  8. Oh my goodness. Is it bad that I’m dreaming about freezing these and then chopping them up and adding them to ice cream??? 

  9. Homemade Oreos are the best! And I’m loving the idea just above me about putting them in ice cream. OMG.

  10. This great!  With homemade Oreos you know what is in them (no hydrogenated oil!).  These look scrumptious.

  11. Nice, I prefer your home made cookies over the big box stuff.

  12. Oreos are my favorite store bought cookie.  I’m sure they would taste doubly good homemade!  I love how stuffed with filling they are!!

  13. I have often wanted to make Oreos, but didn’t know how! I now know that the dark cocoa is the secret. Thanks for sharing all your secrets! (Well, not ALL of them, but all the best ones :))

  14. These look amazing! I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t love those packaged Oreos. I’ve now found “Oreos” that are up to my standards—yours look fabulous!!!

  15. Haha, I totally would have considered oreos in the filling still homemade. But whatever helps you sleep at night :p They look amazing!

  16. Don’t let the Internet trolls get to you. It’s so hard, but I try to ignore them. These oreos look amazing. I bet the cookies or actual oreos in the filling would taste fab!

  17. Yum! What a perfect gift for your friend’s birthday! The filling looks amazing!

  18. Hahahaha!  You are not alone in your random food logic thoughts!!!  I love that you used the homemade cookie in your frosting!  And pillowy cookies with frosting…these would be my downfall!

  19. oh my lawwwd yes! I looove the FULLY HOMEMADE (:P) cookies n creme filling! Pinninggg

  20. Does it yield 16 finished Oreos or 8 (16 cookies that make 8 completed sandwiches)?

  21. Dear Dorothy,

    Thanks for sharing this but I do have a question haha… if I were to achieve a non-sweetened cookie like the real Oreo, can I just omit the sugar or the sugar plays a significant role for the texture that omiting it may result in failure? Have you ever tried it this way?

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