Homemade golden Oreos

Claire Gallam

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Who doesn't have an Oreo craving every once in a while? Instead of caving in and buying a whole carton of them at the store, why not make your own?

Homemade Golden Oreos

Although regular chocolate Oreos are a staple in most households, we've always been partial to the golden ones. They're pure, full of delicious vanilla flavor and don't leave your teeth brown with chocolate. You and your kids will love these even more than the original!

Homemade golden Oreos

Recipe slightly adapted from Sweet Charli

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Homemade Golden Oreos


For the cookies:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1 package powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, cake mix, eggs and vanilla together. Beat until smooth.
  2. Using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, scoop out evenly sized batter balls. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Make the filling by beating the sugar, butter, vanilla and cream cheese together. Once cookies have cooled, add a dollop to the top of half of them and then smoosh together. Serve immediately.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.