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

Mind-blowing Caramel Cookie Bars

Guys.  I am not kidding when I say these cookie bars are life changing.  I keep the supplies on hand and I have the perfect thing to take to any potluck, bbq, or baby shower.   They make a good amount so they are perfect for feeding a crowd and they have a cult following.


When we were first married we had an outdoor movie night with some friends and neighbors.  A lady I didn't know very well brought these and there were EXTRAS at the end of the night that I ate for breakfast the next day.   Now she is one of my favorite people on the planet.  If you want to make some friends, make these cookies.   Trust me.

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We are now to the point that people expect me to bring these everywhere and I don't even hate it.  "Yes, I love you.  Yes, I am proving it with butter bars."   You can't go wrong.  Print the recipe below and let me know how it goes.  Enjoy!!

Sunday Cookies (Triple Chip)

This is our go-to cookie recipe.   Soft inside, crisp outside.  We like to make a bunch and stick them in the freezer for lunches and pms time.    

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Sunday Cookies (Triple Chip)
This is our family go to cookie recipe, a Sunday afternoon staple.
  • 1 C. (softened) butter
  • 1 C. white sugar
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C. milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C. butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 C. white chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
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