Wednesday, June 18, 2014

homemade oreo cookies

You guys, I'm not even kidding you when I say I have the most fool-proof, delicious recipe that you must try asap! Much to Eric's horror, he discovered that baking is not one of my strong suits after we were married. I can't be positive that he would have continued dating me if he had found out before hand... I decided to be an awesome wife and spoiled Eric with homemade oreos for Father's Day. They turned out so. freaking. good. In fact, they are already gone! Okay, so I put some of the cookies in the freezer for later, but that doesn't mean I'm going to admit how many we ate in 3 short days... I had so many friends ask for the recipe so here I am, sharing the easiest, most delish recipe for homemade oreo cookies!
For the cookies: (This super simple and yummy part of the recipe is from my sister in law, Alycia!)
3 packages Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake mix
6 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
Mix ingredients in a Bosch or Kitchen Aid. You can start mixing it with a blender, but eventually you will have to work the mix together with your hands because the mix gets too heavy for a blender.  Roll into walnut size balls.  Do not press.  Bake at 375 for 8 – 12 minutes.
When you take them out of the oven tap pan on the counter, this will flatten the cookies. I hold the pan up a few inches from the counter and drop it. You can do this a few times depending on how flat your want your cookie.
(I just copied and pasted her directions because... it's exactly what I did and they turned out perfect!) 

For the icing:
1/4 cup room temperature butter (I use unsalted)
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
(My heart just dropped to my stomach while typing this as I just realized I TOTALLY forgot the vanilla, but then I remembered how freakin' bomb these tasted. The icing was still AMAZING! So use the vanilla, or don't! You'll love it either way.)

Directions:
Beat the ingredients quickly (I used speed 3 on my Bosch), it takes a bit to come together. Dump icing between two cookies and try not to eat them all in one sitting!

** I stored our cookies (for the short 3 days that they lasted) in a gallon sized zip lock bag. They softened even more in the first 24 hours after being in the bag!
** This produces at least 3 dozen cookies. I frosted cookies until the icing was all gone, and stuck the left over cookies (with no icing) in the freezer for a later date.

23 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh My Goodness.....I'm going to have to make these this weekend...So easy and sound SO YUMMY!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

These look delicious! I will be making these soon!

hello erin said...

oh HELLS yes.

Erin LFF said...

oooooh, SO YUMMY!!! Courtney! I need a plate of these at my desk ASAP!!! ;)

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

These were a favorite of my mother's growing up! You should have double stuffed the frosting, that's the best!

Ali Mills said...

We make these every year for our Christmas Open House! We also make a lemon version ;) Just use a lemon cake mix instead of devils food ;) SOOOO good!

Jamie said...

Um, yes.

Emily said...

Drooling! I might just have to make those this afternoon... I was already doing a mental check list of which ingredients we already have ;)

KelseyB said...

Get out of here with these things!!! I am totally making these. YUM!

Ashley said...

These look INCREDIBLE :) I so want to make these!

<3 Ash

Kirsty and Seth said...

This sounds soooo good! I'm rubbish at baking but this sounds like something I may just about be able to manage :)

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Sprinkles and Glitter said...

These look SOO freaking good!! Yum!!!

Sarah said...

What I got out of this post...you're SIL is Alycia?! I had no freakin' idea, I think her video's are hilarious! I love her random comments that she makes. Anyway, I think I'm going to have to make these...maybe for my son's birthday party next week..hmm..??? I think I will, better than cupcakes right?! But then I should probably test out the recipe first, so I'll do that this weekend, haha.

K&R said...

i love these, seriously soo good. when they are warm and fresh, i love them.

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Definitely trying, yum!!!!! :)

Kimberly said...

When Adam and I had been married for a few weeks he asked "So when do you make cookies?" Um, never. Ha! But I did make these cookies with my roommates in college! I can't make them now because I don't have enough children to eat them all for me. I cannot be trusted around baked goods!

Laura Joyce Leavitt said...

I am dying over how good these look and your food picture is AWESOME!

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

I cannot wait to make these! My mouth is seriously watering!

Pamela said...

YUMMMMMMMMM! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kyndra Johnson said...

I made this recipe at Thanksgiving.. Didn't turn out as I had planned. They were good but hard they got eaten but I HATE hard cookies haha yours look yummy though.

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

Oh. My. GOSH. I saw your pic on IG the other day and cannot believe how easy these are! I'm always afraid something so delicious and beautiful looking will be so hard and require crazy ingredients and these don't. SO MAKING THESE. I thank you...but my waist line will not LOL.

Lauren W said...

Oh my goodness, these look incredibly good! I will be making them for sure. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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