Kid-Friendly Recipes: Homemade Halloween Oreos

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on October 18, 2011

There is one thing that you will rarely, if ever, find in our pantry. Store-bought cookies. I just don’t buy them. The flavor and texture doesn’t stand up to homemade cookies.

Now you know the truth, I’m a cookie snob. There, I said it.

Unfortunately this means that the kiddo has never had an Oreo. At least not at our house. This saddens me, just a little, because eating Oreos is something that you are supposed to do as a child.

I think it’s a rite of passage.

Over the summer, after reading a book completely dedicated to Oreos {I’m not even kidding}, the kiddo started asking about them.

“Momma, when can we make Oreos?”

Yes, he asked when we can make them, not when can we buy them. I’m teaching this boy well.

So, make them we did. As part of a mom-kiddo bonding time, just days after the little man arrived. I think we both deserved some Oreos after that.

Homemade Halloween Oreos

Oh. My. Oreo. So good. So, terribly, addictingly, horrifying delicious. Dare I say, even better than store-bought Oreos?

With Halloween just around the corner, I couldn’t help but make these babies again, Halloween-style.

Homemade Oreos

Spooky, aren’t they?

Homemade Halloween Oreos

Homemade Halloween Oreos


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons room-temperature, unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • candy corn
  • Cream Filling
  • 1/2 cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring
  • 4 drops red food coloring


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. Add the butter and the egg, mixing on low speed. Mmix until the dough forms a ball.
  3. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or silicon baking mats. Using a small cookie scoop, or by the tablespoon full,place the dough on the cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Using the palms of your hands, flatten the dough. Place two pieces of candy corn, for the eyes, on half of the dough, pressing them slightly into place. Bake for 9 minutes, allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Let cool completely before assembling.
  4. Cream Filling
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, on low speed, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix on high for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy. Add in the food coloring, mix until orange.
  6. Assemble
  7. On half of the cookies, place about 2 tablespoons of the frosting in the center. Lightly press another cookie on top, working the filling to the edges of the cookie.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to one week. If they last that long.

Adapted from smitten kitchen.

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1 Kitchen Belleicious October 19, 2011 at 7:17 am

How cool is this? Seriously where do you get all these ideas- you full of them and I know one little boy who is very lucky!

2 Kristin October 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

This recipe is going straight to the top of my weekend to-do list!

3 Angie @ Bigbearswife October 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

Everything is better when it’s homemade! yum!

4 jo@blog-diggidy October 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

we cannot be friends anymore, i’m sorrry…lol you are going to be the undoing of me for realz!!!! ugh!! how am i s’posed to be sugar and gluten free when you are always having such yummy recipes on here?!?! ggggrrrr……

5 Martha T October 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

If these taste anything close to Oreo’s, I may have found my all time favorite cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing!

6 Miz Helen October 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

These are really great treats for Halloween, I might make some of these for the treat bags, they are really cute and look yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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