Homemade Oreo Style Chocolate Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Filling

Oreo cookies are my daughter favourite so when we were asked to prepare something for the school bake sale, Oreos were the obvious choice. And the result was pretty good. Our Oreos were very tasty and also relatively easy to assemble. During the bake sale someone from the school even compared our cookies to Oreo ice cream (!)

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homemade oreo cookies recipe


for the cookies

  • 2 cups of plain flour (sifted)
  • 1¹⁄3 cups of quality cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of golden caster sugar
  • bar or unsalted butter / 250 g
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tbs vanilla extract

for the vanilla buttercream filling

  • ½ bar or unsalted butter / 125 g
  • ½ bar vegetable shortening / 125 g
  • 3½ cups of icing sugar
  • ½ tbs vanilla extract

Oreo cookie recipe UK


  • two mixing bowls (smaller and bigger one)
  • large baking trays lined with baking paper
  • mixer to whip the filling
  • rolling pin
  • round cookie cutter (our was 5,5 cm / a bit over 2 inches in diameter)
  • cookie stamp – optional

how to make oreos at home


  1. To make the cookie dough in a small mixing bowl combine cocoa powder with flour.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter with sugar, until smooth, add also eggs and dry ingredients.
  3. Knead to create uniform cookie dough, if it is too soft place for a while in the fridge before starting to cut out the shapes.
  4. On floured surface roll out piece of dough at the time until about 4 mm thick. Use round cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. If you are using stamp first stamp the dough and then cut out the shapes.
  5. Transfer them to the baking trays and bake in 180°C (356°F) for about 15 minutes.
  6. Leave aside to cool down.
  7. In meantime whisk all of the ingredients for the buttercream, place in the fridge.
  8. To assemble the cookies take about 1 heaped tbs of the cream, roll in hands or use cake pops scoop and place in between two cookies, press firmly.
  9. Best enjoy while still fresh.

Makes about 40 cookies.


Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Some cocoa powders are darker than others. Our first bath of the cookies, trial version came out much darker than the second one as we used different brand of the cocoa.


If you are after other copycat recipes, take a look at Emma’s Millie’s Cookies Giant Iced Cookie Cake, Camilla’s Hazelnut Chocolate Banana Delight with Meringue (Angel Delight), Choclette’s Bourbon Biscuits or Helen’s Hamantaschen sandwich biscuits – jammy dodger-taschen.

I’m sending this recipe to Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and (for the last time) Jane fromThe Hedgecombers. This month link-up theme is Your Best Ever Recipe!!! and I think my Oreos are just perfect for this :)

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Your thoughts…

  1. Aren’t you good putting so much effort into your daughter’s bake sale! These cookies look so professional Margot and I bet they were delicious! Thanks for linking to my dessert:-)

  2. Thank you Camilla! We took part in couple of bake sales this year… It was for a good cause, school library. It was her final year in primary school and she made most of the baking herself. I only helped a bit ;)

  3. I would never have thought to make Oreo-style cookies, I have no idea why. I love the look of yours, especially with the text stamping!

  4. Thanks Kavey, I was surprised how easy they were to make and the taste was really similar. The only thing that disappointed me a bit is the colour. The first batch (not pictured) came out much darker, almost like original Oreo, and then we changed brand of cocoa powder and the colour was much lighter but the taste did not change.

  5. You know, I read the whole post and it never occurred to me that you and the girls had made the biscuits duh! I thought you had made the vanilla cream only. Goes to show making Orea is no common. well done for even thinking of it.

  6. He, he… Yes, I know Solange, we could just use chocolate biscuits. Thanks for the tip for the next bake sale!! :)

  7. These are lovely Margot, I do not often bake but really want to make these.

  8. This looks so delicious. It makes me want to go to the shop and get some oreo first, and than try and make these.

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