When I was a kid I would have survived on boxed treats if someone let me. My mom was pretty tough on us when it came to eating sugar, so I would grab it wherever and whenever I could. On Saturdays the baseball team would go door to door selling Krispy Kreme donuts, so I would persuade my dad to buy us a box. On Sunday’s after church I was more than thrilled if someone showed up with a box of raspberry or apple Entemann’s coffee cake that still leaves me weak in the knees. At slumber parties my friends would always persuade their parents to buy a roll of slice and bake chocolate chip cookies that we would devour before even one made it into the oven. Without a doubt, though, the one boxed treat that I would cobble my money together to buy were Oreos. Regular, double stuffed, holiday... no matter whether the theme and whether they’re from Trader Joes, Nabisco or even the Costco brand passed out at Sunday school, I wanted to eat as many as someone would let me consume.
I still want my kids to be able to indulge in my childhood favorites, so I have been making versions in the kitchen that taste just as good and possibly even better! Watch this Homemade Oreo Cookies Video to see how easy it is to make a store bought dessert right in your home. The best part is that you can pronounce the ingredients in this recipe unlike the side of the Oreo package with words that are tricky at best.
Rich chocolate cookies sandwiched together with creamy center so decadent you can just have one. What’s not to love?!
Photos by Matt Armendariz