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Homemade Honey I Shrunk the Kids cookie (left) from the movie (right)

Mark’s favorite cookie (other than the classic chocolate chip) is an Oreo…which he has perfected the process and technique of milk absorption and timely consumption  to a T !  :0)  So I thought I would try to make homemade Oreos…the easy way.

For the cookies you just need:

- one devils food cake mix
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup oil, butter or shortening…I did happen to have shortening, so I used it!

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.  Blend the cake mix, eggs and oil/butter/shortening in a bowl…the dough is really heavy and oily (it is OK…).  Roll the dough into little balls about 1″-1.5″ and place them on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.  I am obsessed with parchment paper– BEST INVENTION EVER!  Bake them for about 8-9 minutes (until they crack on top) and then let them cool.

While the cookies are baking, you can start in on the cream cheese filling!

For the filling you will need:

- 1 stick of butter
– 8 oz of philly cream cheese
– 3 or 4 cups of powdered sugar (to taste)
– 1 or 2 tsp vanilla (to taste)
– 1/3 cup melted white chocolate chips

Cream the butter and then add the cream cheese.  Add the sugar, vanilla and white chocolate until everything has been creamed together.  I put my filling in the fridge so that it could firm up a bit before I filled the cookies.

When the cookies have cooled completely, place about a tablespoon of filling on the back of one cookie and top it with another cookie…wha-la!

Just a side note…When we were at Saveway buying the cream cheese, Mark picked up a small pack of Oreos so that we could do a taste test BUT when I brought the homemade cookies into the living room for him to try, the blue Oreo wrapper was on the floor- EMPTY!  :0)

Homemade Honey I Shrunk the Kids Cookies

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