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. 

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’ve found my new favorite cookie and I can’t believe I’m saying that!!! 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 are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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

Today, March 1st 2014, is the official release date of my cookbook!! I’m so excited that I can hardly breathe!! 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. 5 lucky winners will have Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook shipped right to their doors, signed and sent by yours truly.

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!)

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 and added chopped Oreo cookies. I’ve made them with regular Oreos and Golden Oreos. Both are awesome!

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 are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 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 do not want to use cake mix, try these, these, these, these, these, these, or this instead. Lots of options for you!

The most important step for this recipe: 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, they will spread, flatten out, and look/taste greasy.

Giveaway below the recipe!

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies are cake batter, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies all in one! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

More Oreo-filled sweet treats:

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups (160g)all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 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) packed 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:

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Once chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Make ahead tip: Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Baked cookies freeze well - up to three months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well - up to three months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook Giveaway

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!! 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. 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!