Cake Batter Oreo Cookies.

The ultimate sugar rush! Soft-baked and ultra chewy chocolate chip cookies flavored with cake batter and studded with Oreo cookies. 

*Giveaway winners announced at bottom of post.*

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

I’ve found my new favorite cookie.

I can’t believe I’m saying this? I’m an oatmeal cookie kind of girl. A peanut butter cookie freak. A snickerdoodle lover. But that’s all changing today because these soft chocolate chip cookies, filled with Oreos, sprinkles, and cake batter flavor are stealing my heart.

…the only thing better than a cookie is a cookie in another cookie. With sprinkles.

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

I made today’s colorful cookies to celebrate my biggest accomplishment. Also for my best friend’s birthday last weekend. Erin LOVED them.

Today, March 1st 2014, is the official release date of my cookbook!! I’m so excited that I can hardly breathe today. I jumped out of bed this morning ready to take on my celebration-filled day. I may or may not be publishing this post with champagne in hand. Cookies and champagne go well together, right?

In addition to sharing this Oreo-loaded recipe, I’m giving away FIVE (yes, 5) autographed cookbooks today. That’s right, 5 lucky winners will have Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook shipped right to their doors, signed and sent by yours truly.

 Skip down to the bottom of the post for how to enter the giveaway! 

Sally's Baking Addiction Cookbook

So, let’s talk Cake Batter Oreo Cookies.

Today’s recipe was inspired by my cookbook’s cover recipe: Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is actually a recipe that is already on my blog! There are a few recipes in my cookbook that are also on my blog already. When preparing my Table of Contents last year, I knew I had to include those cookies in my cookbook. They were featured in a magazine, are one of the most popular recipes on my blog, and when I was asked to bake cookies for a meeting with the execs at Amazon to pitch my book, they are the cookies I made. (They reported back and loved them!)

Simple, mind-blowing deliciousness in cookie form.

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

I had to make these incredibly popular cookies again and post them today to celebrate my cookbook’s release! I only made a few changes. I took out the white chocolate chips, then divided the dough in half. I added regular Oreos to half of the dough and Golden Oreos to the other half. You know, for those days you just can’t decide on an Oreo flavor…

In addition to those couple things, I also rolled the cookies to be a little larger. I typically make each cake batter cookie with about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough each. Today, I used 2 Tablespoons of dough. The little extra dough made the cookies a little larger and thicker.

Each cookie is a loaded handful.

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

The cake batter flavor comes from cake mix. I use half flour and half cake mix as the dry ingredients, aka the cookie’s “base structure.” This way the cookies still sort of taste like homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as cake batter. The best of both worlds! I always, always use Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake mix. But any white/yellow/butter dry cake mix would be fine. You’ll need 1 and 1/4 cups of it.

There is no way around getting the same cookie texture and taste without cake mix. I am not the hugest fan of baking a cake from cake mix, but when it comes to these crowd-pleasing cake batter cookies – there is no other way!

If you are completely opposed to using cake mix, try these, these, these, these, these, these, or this instead. Lots of options for you!

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

The most important step for this recipe: (besides serving with champagne…)

Chilling your cookie dough! I know that it takes some planning ahead, but chilling is so crucial here. If you do not chill your cookie dough, your cookies will look something like this. Cookies will spread, flatten out, and look/taste greasy.

Avoid all of that and chill your cookie dough for at least 2 hours and even up to 3 days. Sometimes I make this cookie dough ahead of time, chill for two hours, roll into balls, then chill the balls for a few days until I need fresh cookies for a party or event.

Why do I roll into balls after 2 hours and before chilling for any longer? The cookie dough will be hard rock hard in your bowl after 3 days, so it’s easier to have them shaped into balls than working with rock hard cookie dough!

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

Which version will you like better? The cake batter cookies made with regular Oreos or made with Golden Oreos? I loved the regular Oreos the most, though that didn’t stop us from taste-testing each kind. Over and over again. I have officially been on a sugar high this past week. Totally worth it.

PS: Try these cookies with other Oreo flavors like Cookie Dough (a new flavor!) and Birthday Cake. Or even Cool Mint Creme or Chocolate Creme.

 

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Cake Batter Oreo Cookies

The ultimate sugar rush! Soft-baked and ultra chewy chocolate chip cookies flavored with cake batter and studded with Oreo cookies.

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups (160g)all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (190g) yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix (I typically use vanilla cake mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (80g) sprinkles
  • 10 Oreos, crushed into pieces (any flavor you like)

Directions:

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips, sprinkles, and crushed Oreos. Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3 days. This step is mandatory. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. If you chill longer than 2 hours, make sure you roll the cookie dough into balls after the 2 hour mark. Place dough balls on a plate, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Once chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use about 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Shape your cookie dough balls to be "taller" than they are wide, as explained and pictured in the original recipe. Press a few chocolate chips or crushed Oreo pieces into the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. That makes a pretty cookie. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Mine took 10 minutes exactly. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. You may also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point (the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies).

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. They won't last that long! Cookies freeze well, up to 3 months. Cookie dough balls freeze well, up to 3 months. Bake for 1 extra minute. Do not thaw.

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 5 Winner Autographed Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook Giveaway!

The day is HERE. Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook has been released to the world and I’m giving 5 lucky winners the chance to win an autographed copy.  That’s right – 5 books, signed by me, sent to 5 of you. If you didn’t win cookbook giveaway earlier this month, here’s your chance to try again!

So tell me, what will you make first?

Sally's Baking Addiction Table of Contents

I have a hard time choosing favorites. :)

Sally's Baking Addiction Cookbook Recipe

Check out my Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook page for more details about the book!

 

* Giveaway has ended. Here are the winners:

  • Aubrey who said: alter caramel has been a huge pregnancy craving! Can’t wait to try your salted caramel crispy treats…and then the salted caramel choc cookies
  • Kristen S. who said: “I’ve GOT to try those sugared lemon bars! I love all of your recipes, and I can’t wait to get this cookbook (one way or another)!”
  • Amanda H. who said:  “The first thing I would make are the Mint Chocolate Fudge Brownies! Congrats on your first cookbook!”
  • Megan who said: “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chunk Bars! They sound so good, but all of your recipes do!! Can’t wait to try them!”
  • Natalie who said: “The spiced pumpkin pie bars sound amazing! I love anything with pumpkin!”

 

The winners have all been notified. Thank you so much for entering my giveaway! What a huge success. I can’t wait to share more autographed Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook giveaways with you. Thanks again!

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies - cake batter, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one!

 

 

 

 

 

   

1,676 Responses to “Cake Batter Oreo Cookies.”

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    Jocelynposted March 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations, Sally! I would make the Chocolate Glazed Orange Macaroons!! I’ve always wanted to take on the macaroon challenge.

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    Aneta Blanka Pejcharováposted March 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Dear Sally,

    I’d lovelovelove to try frozen peanut butter banana pie + breakfest + healthy choices!! I need to learn your crepes! And EVERYTHING!
    THANK YOU, Sally, for this ah-mazing chance and opportunity! It means a lot and I’m here to win your flawless cookbook! I long for it!!
    yours, Anette

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    hannahposted March 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    So many to choose from but marshmallow smokes fudge – yum!

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    • hannahreplied on March 7th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Sorry it was meant to say smores but I got spell checked.

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    Michelle Kempposted March 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love gingersnaps

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    Victoriaposted March 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Smores fudge

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    Kristyposted March 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    The fudge ripple monster bars sound like they would be amazing.

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    Trishposted March 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    The first thing I would probably try would be the pretzel peanut butter cups.

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    Martyposted March 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Everything sounds amazing! However, the potato chip toffee chocolate chip cookies would definitely be the first thing I’d try.

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    Rustposted March 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I would make the overnight French Toast bake.

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    Martyposted March 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    The death by chocolate brownies sound amazing.

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    Patriciaposted March 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I would love to make the oatmeal scotchies.

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    Duncanposted March 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    The sweet peach pie would definitely be the first thing I’d try.

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    Juliette Marierposted March 8, 2014 at 12:01 am

    HIII posting for the giveaway! yum i <3 oreos! im doing this last minute! SO EXCITED! hope i win!

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    Juliette Marierposted March 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

    i cant wait to make the fudge brownies! my favorite dessert ever!!!

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    Kristenposted March 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I just ordered the book yesterday, good luck with your book sales! I’m always happy to support a baker!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 12th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks Kristen!

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      • Kristenreplied on March 13th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        You’re welcome, it should come in today! :) I love that there are so many pictures too…can’t wait to bake my first recipe from the book!

      • Kristenreplied on March 14th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

        Just FYI, these cookies aren’t showing up in your recipe archive!

        • Sallyreplied on March 14th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

          Thanks Kristen – I’ll look into it!

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    Lauraposted March 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I work with all men and I made these for Cookie Monday this week at work and the guys loved them! I am not an Oreo fan at all (I think they taste like dirt) so I knew I could make these and safely avoid temptation.

    I messed up the recipe a little — didn’t measure the cake mix, just dumped it all in — and had to add extra flour, butter, & sugar to compensate. Also forgot to add in the chocolate chips!

    So, needless to say, this is a very forgiving recipe. I *did* remember to chill the dough at least, and I think that’s what saved me.

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    • Sallyreplied on March 13th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Laura, I’m so glad the cookies still turned out wonderfully! I’ve made that mistake before too – forgetting to measure the cake mix. Ooops!

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted March 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Wow how fun are these cookies?! I am just loving this recipe :) they look irresistible!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20posted March 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    If a party were a cookie, it would be these. They look so fun. Congratulations on your cookbook release. You must be so excited.

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    Katieposted March 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I just finished making these! They are so fun and so good!

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    trishposted March 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    This was the recipe that got me to dust off my kitchenaid. Thank you. I have not been in the mood to bake for a long time…going thru chemo for a brain tumor which sucks so bad. These were bright, cheerful and easy to do with my daughter, it was great memories. Thank you. I posted a link to the recipe on my blog w/ my photos of your creation. Thanks again.

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    • Sallyreplied on March 21st, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Trish! So happy these cookies were a hit and that you and your daughter were able to make them together.

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    Natalie Munroeposted March 24, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’ve been waiting to make these since you posted them March 1st–I went out that day and got sprinkles just to have ready when I needed them. Haha. I finally made them yesterday/today for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. I’ll send them to school with her tomorrow as a treat for the class (cupcakes are fun, but who can resist these cookies? And cake is in there, too, so we’re covered!) I prepped the batter, chilled, and rolled the balls last night; tonight I baked the refrigerated balls.

    Since they’re for little kids, I used 1T batter to make a smaller (but still sizeable) cookie. Then, for home, I did the rest of the batter in 2T blobs. I was concerned the size modification would affect the cook time, but it didn’t. Both sizes took about 12 minutes in my oven. I also used part of your older recipe combined with this newer one (used both white and semi-sweet chips –but only the 2/3 cup– and Oreos.) Not only are they a bright, happy looking cookie, they taste awesome. What a sweet treat.

    I loved your tip about how to form the dough so the balls are taller on top– when they baked, they melted down into thick rounds. I’ll use that tip in the future. Thanks so much!
    Natalie Munroe

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    • Sallyreplied on March 25th, 2014 at 11:37 am

      SO happy to read that these cookies were a hit. Best birthday cookie if you ask me. Hope your daughter had a wonderful celebration. Happy birthday to her! Thanks for reporting back, Natalie. Now you have me craving these cookies again!

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    Natalie Cunninghamposted March 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I just made this recipe tonight, and everything turned out great! The cookies look exactly like the ones from the pictures do. I used birthday cake Oreos as my flavor for Oreos so that I could get a more birthday cake flavor, but honestly any flavor Oreos would taste good! I’m glad I made this recipe and I’ll definitely make it again!

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    Savannahposted June 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    These cookies were unREAL

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    Andyposted June 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Be sure to chill your cookie dough balls before cooking. I chilled the dough for a little over 2 hours and baked immediately after rolling. I ended up with flat, greasy cookies. I think the dough was too warm from rolling. Cookies taste great but just not very pretty looking.

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    Melissaposted July 26, 2014 at 3:43 am

    My bath made way more than 20! It made more like 3 dozen and were a little thinner! I used a regular cookie scoop though. If I used a larger scoop would they be thicker like yours? Do you even use a cookie scoop? I’m doing a cookie and milk theme for my babies 1st birthday so I was doing a trail run with these asan option for one of his cookies :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 27th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Melissa. I do not use a cookie scoop for these cookies. I simple measure out the dough and roll into balls. If yours are spreading, I suggest chilling for longer or even freezing the cookie dough balls immediately before baking. (Or you could try adding another 1-2 Tablespoons of flour)

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    Erin Pposted August 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Would you be able to freeze this cookie dough after you make them into balls?

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    • Sallyreplied on August 20th, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Yep! My freezing instructions are in the recipe instructions.

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