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Homemade Oreo cookies recipe

For a real treat, try this homemade Oreo cookie recipe. Rich, chocolate cookies sandwiched with vanilla cream? Is there a better chocolate biscuit? Yum! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (don't omit this, it is the bomb diggity ingredient in cookies!)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for flattening cookies
  • 140 g butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 egg

Vanilla cream icing:

  • 115 g butter
  • 115 g Copha
  • 3 1/2 cups icing mixture (not icing sugar)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 180 C (fan-forced).

Sift those dry ingredients together and set aside.

Get out your mixer and beat the butter and sugar till fluffy (2-3 minutes).

Add egg, then gradually add dry ingredients till you have dough.

Use an ice-cream scoop to drop dough onto baking paper lined trays.

Spacing is critical, so make sure you leave 4 centimetres between cookies.

Dip a bottom of a glass in sugar and use it to flatten cookies to 1/2 a centimetre. If the dough gets stuck carefully remove it. If you want your cookies flatter then just smoosh them! 

Bake for 10 minutes till cookies are just done. 

Cool completely and prepare vanilla cream.

To make the cream filling, mix the butter and copha till you just can't mix no more.

Gradually add the icing sugar and vanilla.

Either pipe or spoon mixture in between two cooled cookies and sandwich them together GENTLY. 

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This recipe was created by Peita Mages, owner of Smitten and creator of Bake Escape blog, for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.