These oreos have been used for years as a way to acquire positions of power in the PTA, bribe neighbors and coworkers into getting something, and mystify the masses with magical cooking abilities.
Once used, do not expect your children to accept just any old cookie. Do not be shocked when they turn up their noses at a packaged, store bought oreo.
Simply, these little cookies have the ability to change your life.
Homemade Oreo Cookies
1 package Devils Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup shortening
Combine ( the hardest part. At some point when I make these I give up the spoon and use my hands.)
Roll into 1/2 inch balls. Place 16 in 4 rows of 4 on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for exactly 8 minutes.
Once all of the oreos are baked and cooled its time to make the frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 brick cream cheese
2 cups powered sugar
A small splash of vanilla (During Christmas we add a few drops of peppermint extract instead and dye it green)
Soften (not melt!) cream cheese in the microwave at 1/2 power until it is pretty easy to stir.
Stir in the vanilla then gradually add the powered sugar until it is the right consistency for frosting.
When you frost the cookies, be generous! The best oreos have the most frosting.