Homemade Oreos

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Cookie Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup black cocoa or Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup


  1. To make the cookie dough: in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add salt, egg, and vanilla, and mix to combine. Then add the cocoa powder and flour, and mix until just combined.* Flatten the dough into a disk and chill for at least 20-30 minutes.


  • The dough should be stiff but should hold together when pressed. If the dough is too crumbly and hard to work with, add cold water 1 tsp at a time until it holds together.
  • If using cookie stamps, dust them liberally with cocoa powder to prevent sticking. 

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