Oreo Cookies - the Easy Way

"We made over 300 of these cookies for a school function. This recipe is simple to make and will not fail if you follow the recipe. Note the extra tips at the end of the recipe. Make them as large as you wish."
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  • 2 (18 ounce) packages devil's food cake mix
  • 23 cup cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (12 ounce) can white icing


  • Pkg. size are approximate as I converted from metric.
  • Pour the cake mixes into a large mixing bowl, whip through the dry mixture with a whisk breaking up the lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, stir the remaining ingredients together, then add to the cake mix, stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth and moist.
  • Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • Roll the dough into balls the size of an egg.
  • Place 12 on a sheet, press down just slightly with 2 fingers.
  • Bake at 325°F for 12 minutes.
  • Let them cool on the pans for 5 minutes before removing.
  • Let cool at least another 10 minutes, then frost one side with canned frosting.
  • Tips: I've tried several different brands of cake mix. Your no name, generic, or store brand works best. Do not use Dr.Oeker (sp?),Baking the cookies at low temperature and leaving them on the pan makes them spread out nicely, I use canned cream cheese icing, Don't forget that if you make you use real cream cheese, you will have to store the cookies in the fridge, These can be left out for a couple of days at room temperature, After that, I put them into the fridge or in a cool spot at night,.
  • I always double this recipe, They will go fast.

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  1. AnnieS
    Easiest cookie recipe ever. They are tasty and fun for the kids to help with.
  2. roseplummer
    We loved these cookies. My husband said they are way better than oreos. I did adjust the size of cookies rolling them to about walnut size. Otherwise a very easy and tasty cookie.
  3. Deb Wolf
    These are yummy, very large (4"), chewy cookies. However, they don't taste at all like an Oreo. I'll try again and make the balls the size of large marbles, to see if they bake up crisp - maybe then they'd be more like Oreos. I'll also be trying different flavors of cake mix; spice cake mix will probably be similar to Little Debbie's.
  4. MilanzMom
    These are GREAT! You're right though; make a double batch! I made them for my son's class, and although there are only 15 children in the class, my son was mad that we didn't have more leftover at home after we took them to school! Easy to make recipe; anyone can do this one! Enjoy with your kids! My son helped me frost them!


<p>My mother was known for her cooking and baking and I am so happy that I was able to pick up her great skills.</p> <p>I enjoyed many years as a stay at home Mom, whipping up all sorts of large meals and baking of all kinds. Time does not permit many hours in the kitchen anymore, but I still like to entertain when possible and I am always searching for the latest greatest new recipe to add to my tried and true collection.</p>
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