Homemade Oreo-style cookies (recipe)

Homemade Oreo style cookies

They’re not exactly like Oreos…they’re better! – JD, 4

We found a recipe for Oreo-style cookies on the Women’s Health website and just had to try it – it was so easy and the results so great that they had to be shared.

Here’s the recipe for 24 sandwich cookies, complete with our little tweaks and with all the measures converted to grams (‘cups’ totally confuse me!)


  • 140g plain flour
  • 60g plain cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 280g caster sugar
  • 145g unsalted butter, softened (for the biscuit)
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened (for the icing)
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Blend the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a food processor
  2. Add the butter, blend until smooth
  3. Add the beaten egg, blend until smooth
  4. Grease and flour a large non-stick baking tray
  5. Oil your hands, then pick up rounded teaspoons of dough and roll into a ball
  6. Place balls two inches apart, leaving an inch clear around the edges of the tray too
  7. Press each ball down slightly with the flat of your hand
  8. Bake at 200C (180C Fan / 375F) for 9 minutes, turning the tray after 5 mins for even cooking
  9. Cool for a minute, then tranfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  10. Blend the icing sugar, vanilla essence and 115g soften butter until pale and fluffy
  11. Transfer into a piping bag with a round nozzle
  12. Turning a cookie botom side up, pipe a layer of icing about 2cm high and about width of a £2 coin
  13. Press another cookie on top, bottom side down, to create a sandwich
  14. Repeat until you’ve got 24, then eat!

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  1. Jenny Paulin says

    Oooooh these look scummy! I only discovered the joys of Oreos a few months ah and to say they are more ish is an understatement!, xx