Would you believe me if I told you I did not like Oreos?
Probably not, considering I have made peanut butter dipped Oreos, chocolate dipped homemade peanut butter Oreo mocha ice cream sandwiches and more recently these peanut butter cup cookies and cream salted caramel popcorn bars.
And I mean, that was all within the last ten months.
You also probably wouldn’t believe me because, I mean who the heck does not like Oreos?
Well me, but only sorta.
When I say I don’t like Oreos, I really only mean the store-bought ones. But that’s only since I started making homemade Oreos. Store-bought Oreos? Sure they are good and actually they are really good in treats like these gooey chocolate Oreo crunch butter cake bars because they hold up a million times better when being stuffed INTO something and baked again, but when eating them alone?
Sub par, they have nothing and I mean nothing on a homemade Oreo.
Basically what I am saying is, I am a homemade baked goods brat.
Just a straight up, spoiled rotten brat. Seriously, don’t try to feed me store-bought Oreos. Either hand me a bucket of peanut butter to dip those suckers in (YES!! Do this) or stuff them in something homemade and awesome.
I was planning on waiting until closer to Thanksgiving to post these, but then I made them and just plain freaked out at their awesomeness.
Ok fine, and their cuteness.
Plus, they are kind of fun for Halloween. Orange and black?
Yeah, so Halloween.
And since we are on the Halloween subject, you should know that it has been snowing here.
Half the day yesterday and it is predicted to continue on all day today. I kind of love it. To me it screams cozy, snuggle in and bake cookies weather. The kind of weather that reminds me of when my mom and I (and probably a handful of brothers + friends) would bake chocolate chip cookies on a cold rainy October Cleveland day (swap the rain for snow here though, it never rains in October).
Those were the best days, especially when those days fell on a Friday. Friday meant no school for two whole days.
That was a big fat AWESOME in my brain.
Making these is no harder than making any other cookies, they just require some time to chill in the fridge.
If you can make cookies and do some stirring, you can make these.
The pumpkin pie filling is actually true pumpkin pie filling.
Oh yes, oh yes, it is incredible. Seriously, I could eat that stuff with a spoon. SO good.
I made my own pumpkin purée by roasting a sugar pumpkin and puréeing it in my food processor. If you have time, do this!! It is a trillion times better and seriously so easy. Plus, so worth it.
The rest is pretty simple.
Oreo meets pumpkin pie and they make one heck of a cookie. I just really don’t even know what else to say. Just do it. Do it now. Make them over and over and over again until December twenty-fifth when you have decided you just can’t take anymore pumpkin. Does that happen?
Oh and the best part about making your own Oreos?
You can not only double stuff, go ahead and live dangerously – triple stuff!