Best Homemade Oreos (No Box Mix)

I grew up hating chocolate. If my mom was going in to a store with the the promise of bringing us a surprise, all of my siblings would always confirm that she WOULDN’T choose chocolate, because obviously that would be the worst. Whatever. We were weird. But these cookies—I remember my mom making these cookies. Chewy and chocolaty and just so good. These guys started my love affair with chocolate.

Best Homemade Oreos (No Box Mix)

Fast forward a few years and I had someone share a recipe with me for homemade oreos. Super yummy, but they used a box cake mix which kind tastes like box cake mix. I remembered this childhood cookie recipe and thought I’d give it a try. The combo is pretty magical.

Homemade Oreos

A tower of these bad boys is my son’s current treat of choice. I’m all for it—easier than a big cake—this is what he has chosen for his bday treat the last couple of years. He gets it.

Homemade Oreos

So mix some of these babies up for a special occasion or for a quiet Tuesday. They freeze well and work great to pull out for visitors. Grab the printable below, or pin it for later! Happy chocolate eating!

Homemade Oreos
Yield: 12 big sandwich cookies

Homemade Oreos

These start with an awesome Chewy Chocolate cookie that's great on its own. Fill it with a cream cheese frosting and you won't know what hit you! At our house, we like to serve them cold. Bonus--they freeze well!


Chewy Chocolate Cookies
  • 1 C Butter
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 C Flour
  • 3/4 C Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 C Butter (room temp)
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • 4 C Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla


Chewy Chocolate Cookies
  1. Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla, blend well.    Combine dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture.   Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes.  (Don't over bake.   Cookies will be soft and puffy, they will flatten during cooling.)   Move to wire rack and cool completely before filling.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese, add vanilla.  After well mixed, whip for an additional 2 minutes.   Add powdered sugar and a splash of milk if needed.
  1. Once cookies are completely cooled,  put frosting into a 1 gallon ziploc with a large tip snipped off the corner.    Generously pipe frosting onto flat side of one cookie and make sandwiches.    Good for several days in the fridge or freezer.
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Homemade Oreos