Homemade Oreos
Recipe type: Dessert; Cookie
Total time: 
Serves: 20
A seriously perfect homemade Oreo with slightly soft cookies to avoid the crumbling crack of their store bought cousins.
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder (regular also works)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (plus about ¼ cup for later)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
  2. For cookies, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. With mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar. Scrape down sides of bowl with a spatula, add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mixer and beat on low speed until combined and no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Scoop dough by Tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets, about 2-inches apart. Put remaining ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl and press a flat-bottomed glass into the sugar - not much will stick until you get some cookie dough on the glass too :) Dip the glass into the bowl of sugar then press down gently on each ball of dough to flatten slightly and coat with sugar. Re-dip in the sugar between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until firm around the edges but still slightly soft in the center. Remove from oven, let cool for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough - I got about 40 cookies.
  7. While cookies are cooling, prepare the filling. Beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla on medium/high speed until very light and fluffy. When cookies are cooled, turn half of them upside down and spread icing on the bottom side, about 1 Tablespoon per cookie. Top with another right-side-up cookie and press together lightly.
  8. Serve immediately or store, covered, at cool room temperature or in the fridge. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for 5-7 days.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2016/10/homemade-oreos/