Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Yes, you read the title correctly. I happen to like Oreos and for whatever reason I have a box of Oreo crumbs (probably because the last time Colin wanted an oreo crust for my mudpie cupcakes I spent over an hour mashing Oreos with a fork).

Anyway, sometimes when I come up with an idea for a recipe I simply type it in good old google and see if there’s already an easy recipe I can follow and/or change….

There was :)

One baking blog I really love, The Browneyed Baker had adapted this recipe from another blogger and I adapted it further to make the most beautiful Oreo cheesecake cookie ever!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 butter
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles (her recipe called for mini chocolate chips but I was all out due to eating them out of the bag 24/7)
  • 1 cup Oreo crumbs or smashed Oreos

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F and line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl with a hand mixer or in your standing mixer cream together butter and softened cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Add in vanilla and sugar and continue to mix on medium speed until everything is fully incorporated.
  4. Slowly add in flour and mix until combined.
  5. Toss in chocolate chips or in my case, chocolate sprinkles and mix.

* Now neither the BEB or her source for the recipe had this step but I always find it necessary for rolling dough. To each their own – so skip it if desired. 

6. Scoop dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper, top with another sheet & roll out into a pancake – toss in the freezer for 20-30 mins (until it is at a nice rolling consistency: hard but malleable)

7. Put the oreo crumbs into a small bowl and hand roll the cookie dough into balls and roll them in the crumbs. Placing them on cookie sheet.

8. Bake on the top rack for 12-15 mins or until the edges are golden brown.

9. Cool for 2-5 mins on the baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

The end result is a cake-esq cookie that is delectable and simple.  

I think if I were to do these again I would crunch up some Oreo cookies and put them in the dough in place of sprinkes/chocolate chips and then use the fine crumbs to roll. I think they would also be really nice as a cupcake?? maybe with some strawberry filling piped into them and a whipped cream icing 😀 YUM!

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Questions:

1. are you getting sick of all these recipes involving Oreos?! lol

2. are you a fan of cookies that are like small cakes?? or do you prefer the traditional ‘crunch’ of a classic cookie??

I love the crunchiness that is a classic cookie however, I really really enjoyed this recipe. Compared to some of the other cake-esq cookies I’ve tried, like the Espresso Snowcaps, I liked these way more :) 

50 thoughts on “Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

  1. I’m not sick of Oreo recipes. In fact I just noticed that Oreos are on sale in my local supermarket so I will be buying some tomorrow and putting them to good use.

    I wasn’t REALLY picking on you about your diet. I actually like that you’re not anal about what you eat. And you make me feel way less quilty when I eat the stuff that probably isn’t the greatest for me.

    • Oh I know Char 😉 I love your comments! they’re real and make me laugh. I actually loved when I posted the roasted veg and you asked where the cheese was 😉 hahaha!

      and YES! please make these. I didn’t love them fresh out of the oven but after sitting for a while they turned out amazing and not too rich like most cheesecake (although I love those rich ones too)

      and you know what I always said “I’ll eat whatever I want until I have to worry about it” – it was a huge wake up call when I did after baby. However I find eating healthy so foreign to me that I must take it slow….you know?

  2. Okay why did you have to post such a decadent cookie recipe Ali?!? I swear you’re trying to torture me 😛

    No Oreos for me for the next 38 days! I’ll just have to drool over your delicious sounding recipes in the meantime :-)

    Seeing this has reminded me how much I love baking and just playing around with different recipes, I can’t wait to be back in my kitchen at home and be able to get baking again!

    • sorry – in my defense I try to warn people and tell them the recipe that’s coming well in advance 😉 lol

      baking is fun! I can’t tell you how much Joy Logan gets out of it. lol

  3. I will never be sick of Oreo recipes or any recipes for that matter. I am a girl who loves nothing better than some good food porn. I watch Food Network from the treadmill.
    This look heavenly!

  4. These look really good and my 8 year old would love them! (I think he wishes they were one of the basic food groups)

    Me, on the other hand? Dislike. Why? (You asked that right?? ? ?) I think the middle part is too mushy ~ white ~ gooey~ yuk and the brown cookie parts just show up all over my teeth. How do you get that out when you are in the car going to work and have no floss? Well, I have to use my finger nails to pick the particles out of my teeth and then the crumbs get under my finger nails and oh! the work for a cookie!

    I will stick with a simple chocolate chip or a soft molasses cookie…thanks! 😉

  5. There can never be too many Oreo recipes. Why are those cookies so dang addicting?!

    I like soft and chewy cookies, so cake-like cookies are right up my alley :) If I made these, I’d have to hide them from my husband or I wouldn’t get to try a single one!

    • lol fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it my husband wouldn’t even try one! he doesn’t like cheesecake – so I may or may not have eaten all of them over the last few days….the few Logan had aside 😉

  6. yum yum yummy…get in my tummy! haha. i’m a gal who could eat oreos any kinda way any day, so i’m not tired of the foodage droolage u’ve got going on here. :)

    i’m actually a really cake-y type of person and like things doughy and undercooked if anything. 😛

  7. Oreos are my best friends. I love them!!!!

    I love a cake like cookie especially when they are right out the oven. MMMMmmmm… absolute heaven right there. Yes, cookies are my weakness!

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