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Homemade Oreo Cookies made with dark cocoa powder are crispy on the outside with a perfect cream filling in the middle. An easy homemade Oreo cookie recipe!
Cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add half of the flour and mix. Add the remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time until you get a pretty dry dough.
Divide the dough into 3 balls and pat them together to form a disk. Cover the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Let the dough rest at room temp for 15 minutes. The butter makes the dough super stiff if it's too cold.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Remove plastic from one disk and roll your dough out between two pieces of parchment paper or on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough thin!
Use a 2 inch circle cutter to cut out the cookies. 2. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Make the filling and divide in half and roll it into a log that is about 2 inches wide. Roll the log in plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge while the cookies are baking.
Remove the filling from the plastic wrap. Using a sharp knife, slice off a piece that is between ¼ to a ½ inch thick. Stack a cookie, cream, and then another cookie. Press lightly together. Repeat, repeat, repeat.