Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

Cookies And Cream Cookie Cake

After doing this baking blogging thing for a little while now, I’ve noticed something about people and their cravings.

As a whole, people like chocolate more than fruit. They especially like peanut butter with chocolate more than fruit, and I agree on that point a bazillion percent. While opinions differ in regards to many cookies, most people can’t resist a really good chocolate chip cookie.

Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

And even fewer people will turn their noses up at anything with cookies and cream. In fact, whenever I make anything that involves Oreos, I have to hide in a corner while a stampede (comprised in part by people I don’t know that well, if at all) grabs at what I’ve done and totally eliminates its existence.

Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

Well, I’d better hide. This cookie cake is extreme. Not only is the base itself filled with Oreos in every corner of every bite, but it’s also topped with more Oreos, Hershey’s cookies and cream kisses, and Hershey’s cookies and cream drops. Oh, and there’s frosting, too.

Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

While we’re on the subject of cookie cakes, I should probably emphasize how much I love them. They’re a lot more exciting than cakes, they’re tricked out just like cake, and they’re a lot easier to make than cookies. There’s no dough chilling involved, no forming of dough mounds. You just press the dough into the pan, bake, and decorate!

Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

For the frosting, I made the vanilla buttercream from Lindsay’s recipe. If you don’t read Lindsay’s blog, go there immediately. She is one of the most talented cake bakers ever. I love her buttercream because it holds up beautifully and it’s not as oily as the frostings you get from bakeries that use shortening exclusively. This is a butter-shortening hybrid.

Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

From there, just pile on all of the candy and cookies and you’ve got yourself a cake nobody will forget! Don’t hold back. Let the cookies and cream madness out!


Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake


Cookie Cake Base
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
24 Oreos, divided (regular or reduced-fat)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tablespoon milk
Hershey's cookies and cream kisses
Hershey's cookies and cream drops


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round pan with parchment paper and spray with pan release spray.
  2. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the egg and the egg yolk, incorporating both fully. Finally, add the vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Put 12 Oreos into a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Add the crushed Oreos and mix until they are well incorporated into the batter.
  5. Press the batter evenly into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until the center is set.
  6. Cool the cookie cake and invert onto a plate.
  7. While the cookie cake is cooling, make the frosting. Cream the softened butter and shortening. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating after each addition. Finally, add the vanilla and milk. Let the mixer go for about 5 minutes to really combine and whip the frosting.
  8. When you're ready, spread some of the frosting onto the cookie cake surface. Using a tip of your choice, pipe a border around the cookie cake.
  9. Break the remaining Oreos into uneven pieces and pile them on the cake along with any candy you'd care to use. I used Hershey's cookies and cream kisses and drops.
  10. Slice in to wedges and serve!




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I definitely prefer chocolate over fruit, and cookies and cream over just about anything! This cake looks fantastic, Mir! The base looks so full of flavor and I love the oreo garnish on top! I think I would devour this cake all too quickly!
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    1. Mir

      I had to give most of it away! Way too dangerous, Gayle. But it was lots of fun to make and decorate and yes, eat!

  2. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Mir, this cake looks fantastic!! It looks so rich and moist. My kinda cake!! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      It is definitely a happy thing, Renee! The center is the best part. Thanks!

  3. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    this looks so YUM! I mean for me you coulda stopped at the cookie cake and I would have been happy, but adding the topping is out-of-this-world delicious and pretty looking! 😉 have a great week Mir!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Michele! I always like to take things a little too far. You know me!

  4. Mira

    I do love cookies and cream and this cake looks gorgeous! The topping is just genius and makes the cake even more mouthwatering!!! Pinned of course!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Mira! I do love toppings. They’re so much fun!


    This cake is just too fun! I agree with everyone – the cake, alone, is awesome, but you’ve taken it to a whole new level with that topping! Delicious! recently posted…Mexican Chicken Poblano ChowderMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! I like going too far. It’s kind of fun to push it as far as it goes!

  6. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    I do believe this is one of your most over-the-top desserts so far. I say so far because you aren’t afraid of super decadent recipes at all, are you? I love cookies and cream and the top of this cookie is just piled with deliciousness! I’ve been meaning to try the cookies n’ cream kisses, but haven’t noticed the drops before. Will be looking for them:) Thanks for the recipe, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      No fear, Heather. The drops are so good, by the way! I love them. Too addictive, though, so be warned!

  7. Manali @ CookWithManali

    oh my god, this looks amazing Mir. Cookies & Cream is one of my favorite flavors..I love the topping..Yum yum!!
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    1. Mir

      You’re one of those, huh, Manali? That’s great! This is cookies and cream madness. It really is!

  8. Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love

    WOW! this looks so delicious! What a great recipe!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Nicole! It was pretty good. Oreos make me happy!

  9. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    You are so right – chocolate wins over fruit 9 times out of 10! Though secretly, I go for the fruit. 😉 I do love a good cookie cake though! This looks great! And thanks so much for the sweet words. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Do you really, Lindsay? That’s pretty awesome. I secretly love apples. Can’t go a day without eating a couple. And you are quite welcome. Your frosting is the best!

  10. Tash

    Aaaaaaah dshdsjfhsajfh I seriously can’t even take any more of your insane deliciousness anymore!! You genuinely have the exact same taste as me in all things as far as dessert is concerned…This cake is just <3
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    1. Mir

      Ha! Thanks, Tash! I’m so glad I can share my insanity with somebody who appreciates it!

  11. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat

    Oh my goodness! I love cookie cakes and this one looks fabulous.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Shannon! I love them, too. So much more fun than cakes!

  12. Lauren C.

    This looks AMAZING!!! So glad you shared at the Time to Sparkle link party! Pinning!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Lauren! That is so sweet of you!

  13. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Whoa that looks incredible! I love chocolate and cookies and cream over fruit any day too, I agree that that’s a common sentiment! A cookie cake involving oreos is pretty much the best sounding dessert ever!
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    1. Mir

      Oreos or PB cups, Stacey! Those are my 2 faves. Thanks so much!

  14. Baking Tuts

    I am in loooove with these! Such a delicious treat that is so easy to make!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much! It’s super easy and fun!

  15. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Give me chocolate over fruit any day!! 😉 And this cookie cake, gahhh! I want to face plant right into it. Totally loving it! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Chocolate and fruit should not be compared. That was bad of me, Jocelyn. I just get really weirded out when someone tells me that they’d rather have apple pie over a brownie. Whaaaat?

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