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Homemade Oreos


  • Chocolate Wafer:
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup + 1 tbs flour
  • 1 cup dark cocoa I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Cream Filling:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp heavy cream or half and half / milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • I doubled the filling to extra stuff mine! That's optional, of course*


  • For the cookie:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
  • 4. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • 5. Incorporate all dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
  • 6. Take dough out of bowl and knead it a little bit to gather into a ball.
  • 7. Roll out on a floured surface under a piece of parchment or wax paper until it's about 1/4 - 1/8in thick.
  • 8. Cut out your selected shapes and place on prepared baking sheet. You can place them close together because they pretty much hold their shape.
  • 9. Bake for 12-14 minutes depending on how crunchy or soft you want your cookies to be.
  • When done, let them completely cool on the baking sheet.
  • For the Cream Filling:
  • 1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter and shortening together.
  • 2. Add in half of the confectioner's sugar and mix on LOW (or else it will be snowing sugar in your kitchen) until combined.
  • 3. Add in vanilla and cream.
  • 4. Pour in the second half of the confectioners sugar and mix on low again. It may seem a little crumbly, but keep mixing and it will come together. About 2 minutes.
  • 5. When it is ready, you should be able to pull it apart and mold it with your fingers.
  • 6. Start spreading some on your cookies and sandwiching them together.
  • 7. Next step: Eat them up! Enjoy :)