Thursday, September 18, 2008

Homemade Oreos

This recipe feeds the need for a sweet treat!

Homemade Oreos

2 boxes chocolate cake mix (i only had one so i subbed in one brownine mix and it worked fine)
2/3 cup oil
4 eggs
1 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional - they give cookies more rich chocolate flavor for chocoholics like me)

Mix all ingredients together. Using small cookie scoop, put balls onto cookie sheet greased with Pam. (I can fit 16-20 balls on one sheet.) Bake for 8 - 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting Filling*

8 ounce cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar (add more if needed for thick consistency)

Mix all ingredients in mixer until smooth. Frosting needs to be thick so it won't ooze out the sides of cookie when eating. Add more powdered sugar to thicken if needed. Spread frosting between two cookies.

*this frosting makes the cookies extra yummy but store bought frosting works too, you might just have to add powdered sugar to thicken it. Also, you can add mint flavoring to frosting for mint oreos.