Homemade Oreos. Need I say more?

By | September 14, 2011

We were invited out for both meals last Shabbos, and I wanted to bring a dessert that would elicit lots of oohs and ahhs. The only problem is that my pareve baking supplies are kind of limited. What would you do if you only had…

  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 Pyrex dish
  • measuring cups & spoons
  • 1 knife
  • 1 fork

Just un-complicated cookies, right? Yeah, me too. But when I saw this recipe for homemade Oreos on Smitten Kitchen, I decided it was finally time to invest in a third hand-mixer. (The others are for dairy and Pesach. I do feel spoiled.)

One happy trip to Meah Shearim later, I was ready to start. And since I was only making two quick salads for seudat shlishit, I had hours with which to cookie. (Yes, that was a verb.)

In case you didn’t think so already, let me make this clear: These cookies are INCREDIBLE. Even better, they’re incredibly fun. I don’t know what it is about chocolate cookies and cream, but this is such a crowd-pleaser.

Once I had set aside enough for our Shabbos hosts, I gave my husband the green light to go at it with the others. When my mother-in-law called some time later, he proudly bragged about my baking and mentioned that, so far, he had eaten six Oreos. Which is really 12 cookies, when you think about it.

He always was my best customer.

The other thing I love about this recipe is that it’s really not hard at all. And if you have more than one baking sheet, it’ll probably go pretty quickly.


Malka on September 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm.

OH MY TALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know, we’re still waiting for our rain-check with you guys!


Tali Simon on September 15, 2011 at 10:12 am.

Sounds like you’re hoping for some Oreos. :)


Malka on September 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm.

not ashamed to admit it! and i love how you admit that you were out to elicit oohs and aaahs. feedback is so nice.


Gidi on September 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm.

These were so good.

Only major downside is that they run out very quickly.


Tali Simon on September 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm.

And that was with making a double batch…


purabi naha on September 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm.

Yummy homemade oreos! IThese are not that difficult too and look so tempting! I clicked on your link at This Chick Cooks and found out your wonderful website. Hope you’ll also explore mine!


Brittany on September 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm.

YUM! These look delish! Thanks for visiting my blog today…I replied to your comment about the maple syrup. You can see it here: http://bebealamodedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/maple-syrup-in-pinch.html


Emily on July 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm.

do you use white sugar? or brown?


Tali Simon on July 8, 2013 at 6:00 am.

White (granulated). I updated the ingredient list to clarify that.


emily on July 8, 2013 at 7:24 am.

thanks! i never know when to use white and when to use brown sugar in cookies!


Tali Simon on July 8, 2013 at 8:03 am.

As a general rule (i.e. not only on this blog), when a recipe only says “sugar” it means white. Other types (dark brown, light brown, vanilla, etc.) are usually specified. Enjoy the oreos!


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