Monday, August 18, 2008

"mommy-made oreos"

so for jack's preschool get-together i was assigned to bring a "fun dessert". i thought i'd ask jack what he wanted me to make...knowing full well this is what he'd pick. he loves "mommy-made oreos" {not the ones in the package he clarifies}. this has been jack's favorite "mommy-made" treat since i can remember. a little over a year ago i had a beautiful platter of these yummy cookies sitting in the middle of my counter, all ready to take to a BBQ, and when i came back into the kitchen after getting ready, i found evidence of the top ten missing cookies on jack and gracie's face and hands. i'm sure many of you have at least had a variety of these...aka {cake mix cookies}. we just add frosting. so go make some "mommy-made" oreos today!

*1 box chocolate cake mix {just the powder}
*1/2 C. oil
*2 eggs
*1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all together. Spoon cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 7-10 min. After completely cool, frost with:

Vanilla Butter Frosting:
*3 C Powdered Sugar
*1/3 C softened butter
*1 & 1/2 t vanilla
*2 T Milk

Mix pwd sugar and butter. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth.

*use mint extract instead of vanilla and add green food coloring for mint oreos
*use cream cheese instead of butter for cream cheese frosting
*use a tub of vanilla frosting from the store if you must {i'm such a frosting snob! i only like homemade!}

{for those of you who didn't read the comments, my friend heather said for the fall she likes to use spice cake mix for the cookie part, and adds pumpkin to the frosting: YUM!!!! thanks heather!}


Heather said...

We love these! We just had some this weekend at family scrapbook night. YUM! Jack has great taste. A variation I love to do in the fall is use a spice cake mix and add a little canned pumpkin to the cream frosting, they are like little pumpkin pie cookies, you've got to try them! I am a frosting snob too, that's funny I thought I might have been the only one!

Corinne said...

Sounds yummy. I will have to try the recipe! I can't believe that kyson and gracie start preschool this year. Crazy! Love you guys!

Tracy said...

oh, yummy! thanks for the recipe.

Tracy said...

oh, yummy! thanks for the recipe.

readerfam said...

Hee hee, I think I must be a frosting snob too Lara...just never knew what it was called. I am going to make some today!
When will you be in Mesa next? Any time for a Senior portrait for Westin?

Stacy said...

These sound scrumptious. I will have to make them this weekend!

Kristi said...

I LOVE your mommy-made oreos! I also love the oatmeal kind. I will have to wait awhile before I make these though... :o( I've been being a bad girl today!

Kristi said...

Also, I strongly strongly strongly prefer homemade frosting too. And it's so super easy, I think it's dumb to do anything else!

Kristi said...

Third time's a charm. I love your new blog header! :o)

readerfam said...

Thanks Lara, we can set up a time for pictures when it gets closer. AND I totally think we should go bowling while you are here :)

Anonymous said...

We call them "whoopie pies"....yum! Thanks, Lara!


Jenn said...

I made these as a thank you for the Bellows Family and what a hit with my family. Great recipe next time we are not going to share!

danahollis said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! I'm going to make these this weekend.

Thanks for sharing!


Brittney said...

Just popping in to say that my friend showed me this blog entry and said she made them and loved them and that I should try them. Well, I made 'em for me and my hubby tonight and YUM YUM YUM. They were sooooo delish! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!

Oooh and the pumpkin versions sound incredible. With cream cheese frosting instead - that'd be awesome. I love fall!