These cookies are my all time favorite cookies EVER! I have made them the actual homemade way and also using a box cake. They honestly taste the same. So if you want a delicious cookie with less mess and less time then this is the recipe for you! In the spirit of giving, maybe share some with your family and friends — but they are so tasty you won’t want to!
Ingredients for the Cookie:
1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
2 large eggs
1/3 cup of vegetable or canola oil
(IMPORTANT don’t follow the recipe on the box, follow this recipe)
For the filling:
8 oz or a brick of cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup (half stick) of butter (softened)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons of Milk (the more milk you add, the thinner the icing will be, use your judgment)
1 Preheat your oven to 350F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
2 I’m a large bowl mix your cookie ingredients together. (Cake mix, eggs, oil) it’s easiest to use an electric mixer if you have one.
3 Next you’re going to take the cookie batter and roll into little balls. Try to make them all about the same size or you will have uneven cookies. Also make an even number because you’ll need two cookies to make the Oreo. (The cookies and icing are super sweet so I recommend making the balls on the smaller side about ½ an inch.) An ice cream scoop works great!
4 Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. The tops of the cookies should have cracks. You can use a toothpick to check if the cookies are cooked through. Just stab a cookie through the middle and if the toothpick comes out clean or mostly clean then they’re done! It’s okay for them to be a little under cooked, it makes for a softer cookie.
5 When they’re done, take them out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. They will look super puffy but they will settle down once they are out of the oven.Then take them off of the cookie sheet (this removes them from the heat to cool faster) your cookies need to be completely cool or else the icing will melt all over and it won’t work.
6 For the icing just mix all of the ingredients together. You can use a piping bag for the icing but I just used a knife to spread it on the cookie!
7 Pair up your cookies and pick one side to cover in icing! Sandwich them together and voila! The YUMMIEST and laziest homemade oreo!