Homemade Oreos made with chocolate wafers. Make homemade Oreo cookies at home with 5 easy ingredients! Customize the buttercream for your favorite flavored Oreo!

Easy homemade oreos with just 5 ingredients!

So, the other day I was searching for just the right brand of graham crackers (there is only one correct one, you know), and I couldn’t help but notice that every single person in the cookie aisle grabbed a bag of Oreo Thins as they passed me. Literally, every single person. I’m starting to think they sprinkle crack on one side of the Oreo, because it seems people are obsessed!

But, I won’t buy ’em. I’ll make them myself, and in, like, 5 minutes, too!

Homemade Oreo Thins Small batch Recipe by Dessert For Two

The real secret to homemade oreos:

You know those chocolate wafer cookies that are used so much in no-bake desserts? I put a photo of the box above just for reference. You also typically buy these wafers around Christmas to make Thin Mints or other quick chocolate-dunked lovelies. Well, when you stuff them with a buttercream that tastes like Oreo filling, you have quick, homemade Oreo thins!

I saw homemade Oreo thins on Thirsty For Tea’s site made with matcha, and after devouring them (I have a serious matcha dessert problem lately…see: matcha tiramisu), I knew I wanted to make them for you, small-batch style!

Because we are NOTHING if we don’t limit our Oreo intake.

Nothing, I tell you!

How to make Oreo Thins at Home

We’re doing vanilla, strawberry and chocolate Oreos today, and you can definitely double stuff them, if you like.

Of course you like that. I know you. The Oreo on top is lookin’ a little double-stuffed, no?

Each flavor of buttercream makes enough to fill 10-12 cookies, so if you make all 3 flavors, you’ll have 30 Oreos on your hands. That’s a little too dangerous, and I don’t think you should do that. Instead, store the chocolate wafers in the freezer and make one filling at a time, as your craving strikes.

Neapolitan Oreos with Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate Filling

You could also double stuff your homemade Oreos with two different flavors! One Oreo with a layer of chocolate plus a layer of strawberry filling? Yes, please. That would make us Neapolitan homemade oreos, I believe!

If you dunk them in chocolate, you will go to jail.

Yield: 30 cookies

Easy Homemade Oreos

Easy homemade oreos with just 5 ingredients!

Make your own Oreo cookies at home. Choose from 3 different flavors!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers

For the regular Oreo buttercream:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • splash of milk, if needed

For the chocolate Oreo filling:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the strawberry Oreo filling:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Each flavor of buttercream makes about 10-12 cookies, so lay out the number of cookies you want to make.
  2. Make each buttercream filling separately: beat together all of the ingredients, adding milk if necessary to make a thick buttercream. (I found only the plain flavor needed milk to come together).
  3. Move the mixture to a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the tip cut off).
  4. Pipe a walnut-sized amount of buttercream on one cookie. Top with another cookie to sandwich together.
  5. Repeat until all buttercream is used. Each flavor will make 10-12 cookies

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

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