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3 Homemade Cookie Recipes for Your Favorite Store-Bought Brands

Recreate the magic of your favorite store-bought cookies with these amazing homemade cookie recipes for OREO, Nilla Wafers, and Chips Ahoy!
3 Homemade Cookie Recipes for OREO, Chips Ahoy!, Nilla Wafers

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: Now you can get homemade cookie recipes for 3 of your favorite store-bought brands so you can make them anytime! 

Although I love big and bold desserts, sometimes the familiarity of a store-bought cookie is all that’s needed to satisfy my sweet tooth. And while it’s easy to rip open the bag, making these sweet treats in your home oven is so much more delicious and rewarding. These homemade cookie recipes are great because they have the nostalgic taste of store-bought originals with simple pantry staple ingredients (such as flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt, etc.) but are bigger and bolder! Also I often use Nilla wafers and OREOs in my baked goods so it makes perfect sense that I would show you how to make them from scratch.

Keep scrolling below to find out how to make Americas’ favorite cookies at home: The Iconic Chips Ahoy! Cookies , the classic Nilla Wafers, And my personal favorite OREO Cookies! Gather your measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, hand mixer or stand mixer, parchment paper, and baking sheets, let’s get baking per the instructions from these 3 homemade cookie recipes!

Homemade Cookie Recipes:

Homemade OREO Cookies Recipe

3 Homemade Cookie Recipes for Your Favorite Store-Bought Brands Homemade OREO Cookies Recipe


Who doesn’t love OREO? They’re crunchy, chocolatey, and have a delicious cream center. My OREOs have slightly chewier cookies than store-bought OREO Cookies, but the taste is nearly identical! The secret… dutch-process cocoa powder. Don’t believe me? Check out this OREO Cookie recipe to find out!

Homemade Nilla Wafers Recipe

3 Homemade Cookie Recipes for Your Favorite Store-Bought Brands Homemade Nilla Wafers Recipe Vanilla Wafers

I bet you’ve had Nilla Wafers either by themselves or in other desserts, but have you made them from scratch? If not, you’re missing out. Homemade Nilla Wafers have the same vanilla flavor as the classic store-bought variety but are richer and even more buttery thanks to the homemade pure vanilla extract. Also, who wouldn’t be impressed by homemade Nilla Wafers in a dessert like my 10-Minute Microwave Banana Pudding Recipe? A kind note: these are so addicting you may end up eating them all in one sitting.

Homemade Chips Ahoy! Cookies Recipe

3 Homemade Cookie Recipes for Your Favorite Store-Bought Brands Homemade Chips Ahoy! Cookies Recipe

Did you know that Chips Ahoy! is the most popular mass-produced chocolate chip cookie? And with good reason, because these cookies are a classic. They now have 20+ flavor variants with each presenting different personalities: chewy, chunky, and more! The original ones are crispy, sweet, and chock full of chocolate chips. This homemade version is just as crispy, just as sweet, and just as full of chocolate, but they’re even better than the store-bought version. This might be one of the very few cases where I’d compromise on chocolate chips instead of chocolate chunks.

Favorite OREO Cookies, Chips Ahoy! Cookies, Nilla Wafers

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1 year ago

I would like to know how to make Nutter Butter cookies. Although, the hardest part might be finding a peanut 🥜 shaped cutter.

1 year ago

Great I love it

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