Friday, April 24, 2009

Soft Oreo Cookies

Who doesn't like a good old Oreo cookie? I remember getting into so much trouble when I was little and got into the cookie jar at Grandma's. Oreo cookies were my Grandpa Lewis' favorite. I don't remember much about him because he died when I was 12 from emphysema. My entire life he was sick, on oxygen and in bed. I do remember sneaking in the cookie jar just to eat the cream out of his cookies and leaving the chocolate part. I don't think grandpa was to happy when he was left with only the chocolate cookie part that had already been licked! As I got older I learned to appreciate the entire Oreo cookie. You learn the cookie part's great dipped in milk. I also learned while I was pregnant with Chase they're great with a big glob of peanut butter on top. Sounds gross, but try it! I found this recipe on several different sites, but printed off the version I found at Recipe Shoebox. If you haven't already, click over and check it out. Lara has great recipes posted. I can't wait to try out the rest I printed off. I halved this recipe because I wasn't sure how many it would make. I ended up with about 25 completed cookies. They were very easy to make and everyone really enjoyed them. Chase keeps asking me for the cakesters (they're similar to Oreo Cakesters because they're soft). These are another great way to use a cake mix for something other than a cake :)


SOFT OREO COOKIES
Cookie
2 chocolate cake mixes (dry)
1 cup butter
4 eggs

Filling
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP butter

Combine cake mixes, butter and eggs. Roll into small evenly sized balls. Place onto very lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. In a med. bowl beat cream cheese, vanilla and butter. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread onto 1/2 of the cookies and top with the other 1/2. Enjoy!



14 comments:

the ungourmet said...

Mmm! Those wouldn't last long at our house!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Oh Good God those look to die for. My little guy would just love me forever if i made these oreo's. Thanks so much Heidi I am adding them to my list of things to make.

Tammy said...

Your story about lickin' the oreo's is sooooo cute...those cookies look great!

Jenn said...

I used to scrape the cream off the cookie and saving in them for last. Eat the cookies first then the cream. I was weird as a kid. Yummy cookies!!

Snow White said...

those look pretty tasty!

Coleen's Recipes said...

These look a LOT better than any Oreo I've ever eaten, that is for sure!! They look SO tasty. Two of these and a big glass of milk and I 'm a happy camper.

Rachel said...

Your story is so cute :) These look great--I'm thinking they'd be a big hit with the kids on my son's soccer team! (I've got "snack day" in a couple of weeks!)

Kathy said...

Yummm! These look great!!!

Kristen said...

Great story - I can't see these lasting very long around here, all my boys (and I include my husband in this) are cookie monsters!

Krista said...

Mmmm. These look amazing! I wish I had one right now! I bet they'd freeze well too. I'll have to try them out one of these days.

Lara said...

I'm glad you liked them. They've been a favorite in our house for years. I am blushing a little now though. °Ü°

MaRiN said...

I'm in the mood for chocolate right now and these look delicious! I haven't made these in a long time...guess it's time to.

Donna-FFW said...

Heidi- These look fantastic. My children would adore them and they thank you now.

Hi, I'm Italia. said...

My heart skipped a beat, upon seeing this pic and then seeing how few ingredients they had. Mmm!