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DREAMY Homemade Oreo Cookies – only 3 ingredients.

Since sharing with you my Forbidden Oreo Pudding Cake, I have had requests to share with you my Grandma’s recipe for Homemade Oreos.  I am delighted to share this with you today.  The cookie itself is made from a cake mix, Crisco, and eggs.  These are quick and easy to make, but I am still trying to get them to taste just like my grandma’s!

Dreamy Homemade Oreos

1 box Duncan Heinz Devil’s Food cake mix
2/3 C Crisco (no butter or margarine)
2 eggs

Mix well, but don’t overmix*.  I will put a splash of vanilla into the mix as well.  Use large end of a melon baller to measure the balls.  I like to keep them pretty small, about 1″ in diameter.  Roll into balls.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.  You will not want to overcook.  I keep mine in for 8 minutes tops.  I like my Oreos to be plump rather than flat.  After cookies cool, put a dollop of frosting in the center of two cookies and then smoosh them together rather than spreading frosting on with a knife (this makes them thicker and plumper and yummier!).

1 pkg. powdered sugar (2 lb)
1 stick of butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Mix together until smooth.  You won’t use a whole 2 lb package of powdered sugar, just taste to see how sweet you like it!

*This recipe makes about 3 dozen sandwiched cookies.

…Make sure to eat with milk!

There are so many variations on the Oreo cookie.  For instance, what is your favorite flavor of Oreos?  Original?  Golden Oreos?  Berry Burst… Or what about the Birthday Cake Oreos?  YUM!  I have been concocting homemade versions of all of those flavors and I have the recipes for you!

And if you haven’t checked out my viral Forbidden Oreo Cake yet, do it NOW!!!


  1. says

    Duncan Hines cake mix makes a huge difference. I made them with Pillsbury…turned out dry and flakey and not as chocolatey as the Duncan Hines one I made earlier! So pay the extra $ for the right mix.


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