Cookies and Cream…Cookies!

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Cookies And Cream...Cookies!

Yesterday, I was humming to myself while making ganache when the phone rang. It was my mom. Here’s how the conversation went:

Mom: How are you?

Me: Great! I’m making ganache.

Mom: Why?

Me: For a pie.

Mom: Oh. What’s the pie for?

Me: I’m a baking blogger. I bake stuff.

Mom: Right.

It’s a pretty frequent conversation that we have. My mom, a talented and fantastically strong woman, is not a baker. She sees it as a practical necessity at times, but otherwise, she never just bakes because it’s fun, whereas I bake all the time because I love thinking of dessert ideas and seeing where they go. That’s usually the primary reason I hop into the kitchen to create things.

Cookies and Cream...Cookies!

You’d think that would translate to an overstocked freezer of baked goods or a mountain of Tupperware containers on my countertops, all containing baked goods, but not so much. The stuff I bake goes fast. These cookies disappeared with lightning speed.

Cookies and Cream...Cookies!

I can’t blame them, poor things. They didn’t stand a chance. Who could resist a perfectly soft, chewy cookie packed with crushed Oreos? I wasn’t able to. My father, who was stopping by, certainly couldn’t say no. And my daughters tore them apart. Only my son, the supposed chocolate hater, stayed above it all.

Cookies and Cream...Cookies!

When I first started baking cookies oh so long ago, they didn’t look pretty at all. They were flat. Very flat. Part of the solution to that baker’s problem is to chill the dough, always. But I also learned along the way that if you want cookies with a soft center, they should be stacked like tall mounds when baking, not rolled into balls. The mound will melt down as the cookie bakes and make for a nice thick cookie.

Cookies and Cream...Cookies!

The dough for this requires no mixer (you use melted butter and mix it all by hand), and you don’t even need a food processor. I put 12 Oreos into a Ziploc bag, sealed it, and crushed them roughly with a rolling pin. That gives your cookies a lot more texture and color variation, which is ideal for cookies and cream.

Cookies and Cream...Cookies!

I don’t know how long I’ll be blogging before my mom stops asking me why I baked something. But I know she’ll stop asking sooner or later. We’re different, but just like I understand that her happy time involves playing the piano for an hour a day, she gets that mine involves melting chocolate. And if I get to hear her play and she eats my cookies, then that’s what I call a beautiful friendship.


Cookies and Cream…Cookies!


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
12 Oreos (regular or reduced-fat), roughly crushed (see blog post above)


  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Add the crushed Oreos and mix until they are well incorporated into the batter.
  3. Cover the dough and chill anywhere from 3 hours to overnight.
  4. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  5. Using about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dough, form tall mounds and place them about 2 inches apart on your cookie sheets. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Do not leave them in any longer!
  6. Cool cookies completely. Store in an airtight container. NOTE: Cookies are MUCH better on the second day!





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 16 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love the looks of these cookies, Mir! So soft, fluffy, and full of cookies and cream! Love this! I’ve recently learned to chill the dough for puffier cookies, too. Such a great tip!
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    1. Mir

      Yep! My cookies used to be a lot flatter, Gayle! Now they turn out great every time. I love that soft center!

  2. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    I am in love! cookies and cream is my all time favorite and cookies are my favorite so this is the BEST combo! pinned! … and I can totally see why you don’t have a million desserts hanging around, I don’t think these kinds of desserts would last long anywhere! have a great weekend Mir!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Michele! I hope you have some great cookies in your immediate future!

  3. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Cookies and cream is maybe one of my favourite combos of all time. Why have I never made cookies and cream cookies?! That’s a brilliant idea. These look incredible!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Stacey! It’s fun and easy. I can’t wait to see your caramel sauce!

  4. Manali @ CookWithManali

    cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavors! these look so puffy & soft Mir! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Then you have to try these, Manali! They’re an Oreo lover’s dream. Thanks for the pin!

  5. Danielle

    Sounds about like my mom haha! I think baking is relaxing and a good way to relieve stress too. Love this cookies and cream version, these look so delicious!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah, I think it’s hard for people who don’t love to bake to get how it can relieve stress. They need to punch some dough more often! Thanks, Danielle!

  6. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Love the conversation you shared with your mom:) I bake because it makes me happy too and wish I had more time to create all the recipes floating around in my head. Your son must have some serious self-control because these cookies look amazing. I’m not the biggest chocolate fan, but would find myself eating more than one!
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    1. Mir

      My son is incomprehensible, Heather! But hey, more chocolate for me!
      I’ve gotta go check out that pb ice cream on your site!

  7. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I certainly couldn’t see these cookies lasting very long!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Julianne! They sure didn’t.

  8. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    I need some of these soft, perfect cookies in my life STAT! 🙂 Cookies and cream is a definite favorite of mine!
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    1. Mir

      You are not alone, Jocelyn! The power of the Oreo is pretty strong. I can’t resist them!

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