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!