This Valentine’s Day, make your sweetie something sweet. Our twist on homemade Oreos has all the chocolatey flavor of the original, but with an extra cute heart-shaped design perfect for Valentine’s Day.
You start, of course, with the cookie dough. Tons of cocoa powder make this dough something special. Your Valentine won’t have any idea if you sneak a delicious bite while you’re baking.
After some time in the fridge, the dough rolls out into an easy slab.
Get out the heart-shaped cutters! Each cookie will include two whole hearts.
While the cookies bake, whip up some icing.
Dye it pink (whatever shade you like!).
Then, it’s a labor of love to spread icing between each pair of cookies. No one said cookie-making would be easy, but when you end up with a pile of these, it’s totally worth it.
Keep reading for the recipe!
Homemade Oreo ingredients
For the cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red Food Coloring
How to make homemade Oreos
To make the cookies: In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer if you have it, combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract; beat until well combined. (If you don’t have a mixer, you can use your arm!)
Whisk in the flour mixture just until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Divide the dough in half and shape into 2 discs. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Working one disc at a time, roll each chilled dough disc to a 1/4-inch-thickness, cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place the cut out shapes on a parchment-lined sheet pan, spacing them about 1 1/2 inches apart. Re-roll any remaining dough and continue cutting shapes until all of the dough is used.
Bake the cookies 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set.
To make the filling: While the cookies cool, in a large bowl, gradually beat the powdered sugar and milk into the butter until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract and red food coloring.
To assemble the cookies: Transfer the filling to a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small corner (or use a pastry bag). Pipe the filling into the center of half the cookies and top with the remaining cookies to form the sandwiches.
How long do homemade Oreos last?
Keep your finished cookies sealed in an airtight container
Can you freeze homemade Oreos?
Yes! Place any leftover cookies in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to a month. You can let them thaw or eat them straight out of the freezer.
Read more about our favorite cookies here.