Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Soft Oreos (A.K.A. Oreo Cakesters)

Oreos are about the easiest cookie you can make. I think these are more like chocolate whoopie pies since they are soft but considering the fact that I've never eaten a whoopie pie, I don't know. My brother said they taste exactly like Oreo Cakesters, but I haven't eaten those either. But they look like it.  They only have 3 ingredients (if you don't count the filling).  But they taste amazing.  They were gone in like 8 minutes.  I think they are even better if you freeze them . Then they're crunchy, and delicious, just like regular oreo's! Only they are probably not as bad for you. I use cream cheese frosting because it tastes good, but if you don't like cream cheese you might try this or this or this.  I haven't actually tried those fillings though. I heard that you can make the cookies with spice cake mix, or chocolate mix. We tried chocolate mix, but added more cocoa powder, and for some mysterious reason they turned crunchy, so I don't know what to tell you about that.

 Total time: 18 min,  Cooking time: 10 minutes, Makes 16 cookies, Serving Size: 8 cookies (for me anyway)


1 package Devils Food cake mix
2 eggs
1stick of butter (softened)


1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened delicious
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup buter (half a stick) softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract (they are so good with peppermint!)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Mix all the cookie ingredients together till it forms a dough.
  3. Roll tablespoon sized balls and then squish them till they are a little smaller than a real oreo.  Place on ungreased baking sheets (or on parchment, but its not necessary) an inch and a half apart. .
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool (or put them on a cooling rack, then put them in the freezer for 30 seconds to a minute) You want them cool enough to not fall apart when you sandwich them together (cause everybody knows fresh warm cookies are the best). 
  5.  While the cookies are baking, clean out your mixing bowl and cream together butter and cream cheese till creamy.  Mix in the vanilla, and add confectioners sugar.  Spoon into a sandwich baggie and cut a hole in the corner.
  6. Pipe frosting on one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie.
  7. Eat. Lots.

It's totally worth it to go and buy five packages of both cream cheese and cake mix.  You don't need 5, but its nice to have some around. Now, get back to baking.

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