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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Homemade Soft Oreo Cookies

My mom used to make Homemade Soft Oreo Cookies for an after school snack every once in a while.  On these days, my siblings and I would jump off the bus and sprint home like our lives depended on it, so we could be the first to dig into the container full of soft, chocolate, cream-filled sandwich cookies.  We were so crazy about them that Mom had to pull us away from the bowl after two or three, so we wouldn't overdose on sugar.  :)

We used to bring these cookies in bulk to parties and they always flew off the platters.  Now I get to share them with my own little cookie monsters, and they can’t get enough.
I shared this recipe almost a year ago on Cheerios & Lattes as a guest post, but I wanted to go ahead and provide the full recipe on my site as well now.

These are still a family favorite dessert at our house, and I hope they become one at yours too!  What I've learned about these after making dozens and dozens of them is that the brand of cake mix used will determine how puffy or flat the cookies are in the end.  Pillsbury will turn out more rounded and Betty Crocker will be flatter.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix (I like to use Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil’s Food 15.25 oz)
  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. (1 square) salted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream all ingredients together in a mixer and roll into balls.  We usually make them walnut-size or bigger, but they are so cute in the mini form too!  Just be sure to make them a uniform size.   Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
2. Bake at 375 for exactly 9 minutes.  Let sit on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks.
3. For the icing, add all ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer and cream until fluffy.
4. Frost and enjoy!


If you're not a fan of cream cheese frosting, sub in a vanilla buttercream (recipe below).

{VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING}

1/2 c. butter, softened
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Begin creaming above ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Add a few splashes of milk at a time, mixing in between, until the frosting reaches a creamy, spreadable consistency.  

Yum!  I could go for a few of these right about now!

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18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, those look delish! Pinning!

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  2. Oh goodness, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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  3. I would never have thought of homemade. Those look great - pinned! Visiting from DBB. :-)
    Monica

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  4. Those look delicious!!!! I'll definitely be trying those out!

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  5. So much prettier than Oreos!! Love the sprinkles!
    Jenna

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  6. Oh wow, I'll take a dozen!! These look awesome. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  7. These cookies look so wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  8. Yummy!! Amazing, just amazing! Do you think I could use butter instead of shortening? This is one great recipe that I am checking out from the wonderful wednesday blog hop :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  9. These sound too good! I saw these on inspire me wednesday and had to take a closer look.

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  10. I don't know if I can make these because I would seriously eat them all. My gosh...yummm!

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  11. Your soft Oreo cookies look so yummy :) I would love for you to share this at my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party @ mamasblogcentral.com :) Have a great day!!

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  12. Goodness woman you make the yummiest snacks! I'm starving! xo

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  13. Oh, my goodness, these looks fabulous and I know a certain someone in my family who would have these gone in seconds!

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday, if not this week than maybe next! We're live every Tuesday and hope to see you linking up with us soon!
    http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/04/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-47.html

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