Chewy Cookies and Cream Cookies
These Chewy Cookies and Cream Cookies are over the top! They are chocolate chip cookies that are loaded with chopped Oreos, dark chocolate, Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bars, plus they have crushed Oreos mixed into the dough. They are soft, thick, chewy, and totally irresistible!
We were over at a friend’s house the other day, and someone offered my 3-year-old daughter Valentine a glass of lemonade. She took a sip, then looked up at me with a shrug and said, “It’s good. But it’s not fresh.”
ExCUSE me, child??
I seriously don’t know where this kid got her hoity toity attitude from. Certainly not from me. I am definitely not a foodie, despite the food blog you see here. Like, if I knew any French people, they might hate me and my powdered lemonade ways.
Maybe she’s not a total snob. Maybe it’s just that she and my son Truman are both total weirdos who will eat lemons and limes like they are oranges. Whenever I serve sliced limes as a garnish for tacos, they ask to eat them before they’ve even had any real food. See, weirdos. But I guess it does explain her strange knowledge about what fresh lemon tastes like?!
Is everybody excited for the weekend? Mine is starting off with a bang: I have to get a filling at the dentist. I didn’t even know that dentists worked on weekends, but somehow it just makes it hurt even more that I have to get Novocain’d on a Saturday.
But don’t think about the dentist. Think about these amazing Cookies and Cream cookies instead!
How to make Cookies and Cream Cookies
These cookies are the definition of over the top. I’m in love. We are taking a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe and folding in a bunch of Oreos, dark chocolate chips, and chopped up Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars. (Have you ever had one of those? Sooo good.)
I knew that I wanted to chop Oreos into a fine crumb in a food processor and incorporate it into the dough, so the first time I made these that’s what I did. The cookies tasted amazing, but I didn’t love the color of the cookies. As could be expected, they turn the dough into this murky grey color. And like I said, they tasted great, but since we all eat with our eyes first, I decided to try a different strategy.
What I ended up doing was splitting the dough in half and adding the fine crumbs to just half the dough. Then when I shaped the cookies I marbled both types of dough together to create little hybrid cookies.
If this sounds like an annoying step to you, I get it. Sometimes you just need cookies NOW and don’t want the fuss. No problem! Just mix it all together in one bowl and you are good to go. See notes.
I like to top each cookie with a square of Cookies and Cream candy!
These cookies spread a lot. There are two ways to achieve a thicker cookie: you can either chill the dough for a little while before baking, or you can do the spoon trick. This just means using two spoons to push the edges of the cookie in toward the center RIGHT when it comes out of the oven. This helps make them super thick and chewy in the middle! You can see more pictures of the spoon trick on this post.
These cookies are my new favorite thing to make lately! No one can say no to Oreos, especially when they are incorporated into other desserts. Who can say no to a cookie in a cookie?
More Oreo recipes you will love!
- Oreo Cheesecake Bars << these are so good. And click to see Truman as a newborn! So fun.
- Homemade Oreos with Cream Cheese Frosting << these are a classic!
- Oreo Truffles << If you haven’t ever blended up Oreos with cream cheese and dipped it in chocolate, you haven’t lived.
- Black Raspberry Ice Cream with Oreos << this sounds like a weird combo. But guys. It’s legit.
- Homemade Brownie Oreos << homemade Oreos made with brownies instead of cookies. YAS.
- Oreo Shamrock Shake << Quote: “We will definitely put McDonald’s out of business with this recipe.” Ha!
More cookies you will love!
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies << These cookies are so ultra fudgy!
- Monster Cookies << Gimme all the mix ins!
- 30 Minute Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies << my favorite go to recipe!
- Healthy Flourless Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Amy’s Healthy Baking
- S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies from Baker by Nature
- Salted Brownie Cookies from Tutti Dolci
Chewy Cookies and Cream Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 12 Oreos, pulsed into a fine crumb
- another 12 Oreos, quartered
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped
- 4 Hershey's Cookies and Cream candy bars, divided
- more chocolate chips, candy bars, or chopped Oreos, to garnish
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat 1 cup (2 sticks) butter until it is smooth and creamy, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Add 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar and beat for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy, remembering to scrape the sides and bottom with a spatula.
- Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Beat well until combined.
- Add 2 and 1/2 cups flour but do not mix in. Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon kosher salt on top of the flour, and stir it into the flour. Say no to baking soda clumps!
- Beat the flour in until all the white streaks are gone. Scrape the sides and bottom and make sure it’s all incorporated, but do not over mix. Stop as soon as the flour is mixed in.
- Take half the dough out and add it to a second large bowl. This step is totally optional, see notes. *
- In a food processor or blender, pulse 12 Oreos until they have been chopped into a very fine crumb. Add all of this to the original bowl that you mixed the dough in. Beat the Oreo crumbs into the dough until completely incorporated, making sure to scrape the bottom. Don’t over mix.
- Use a sharp knife to chop 12 more Oreos into quarters. Add all of the quartered Oreos to the white dough in the second bowl.
- Use a knife to chop 1 cup of dark chocolate chips into smaller pieces. You can leave them as is, I prefer smaller pieces of chocolate but that’s just me. (You can also chop up a 6 ounce bar of dark chocolate.) Add half the dark chocolate to each bowl.
- Use the knife to chop 2 bars of Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars into chunks. Add half of the chopped candy to each bowl.
- Use a spatula to mix the dark and white chocolate into the darker dough.
- Use a spatula to mix the chopped Oreos, dark chocolate, and white chocolate into the light colored dough.
- Add the contents of one bowl into the other, but don’t mix them.
- Use a 2 inch cookie scoop to shape the dough. Scrape up a little bit of the light colored dough and a little bit of the darker dough so they are marbled together. Place each cookie dough ball on the lined cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. These cookies will spread quite a bit in the oven. I put 6 on a baking sheet. I think the cookies turn out prettiest when the light colored dough is on top.
- Top each cookie with a Hershey’s Cookies and Cream square (or rectangle, I suppose). You don’t need to press it down, just place it on top and make sure it’s sticking to the dough.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until they are very lightly golden on the edges (and then proceed very quickly with step 18.) You can pull them out when they are still a little shiny on top, but the shiny (wet) part should be no bigger than a quarter.
- This is very important! And it must be done within 60 seconds of pulling these out of the oven. You will see the cookies and think to yourself, Karen is a liar, these cookies are flat and huge and look nothing like the picture. But here’s where the magic happens. Grab two regular spoons and use them to shove the edges of the cookie in toward the center. Be aggressive and work quickly, you have 30-60 seconds before the edges of the cookies start to crisp and harden. See photo examples of this technique on this recipe for 30 Minute Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- At this point you can add even more toppings to your cookie while they are still warm if you like: additional chocolate chips, chopped white chocolate, and sprinkles of chopped Oreo.
- Remove to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. But definitely eat at least one of them warm, with a big glass of milk!
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