Um, I stuffed cookies with cookie sandwiches and added cake mix, too. Can you tell it’s Friday?
Being the cookie addict that I am, I couldn’t wait another minute to whip these up. Oreos, cake mix, and don’t forget about the sprinkles. This combo is one of my favorites yet. It features everything I get most excited about. It may sound like a lot of different things thrown together into one cookie, but it works so well. A joy to look at and a partay in your mouth.
You won’t have to decide between cake or cookie anymore – you can have it all!
These cookies are a riff on my Thick and Chewy Reese’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I didn’t feel like playing around with a new recipe. I was looking for tested, approved, and foolproof. And I got exactly what I was hoping for. Incredible deliciousness.
These cookies are so easy and hard to mess up. I am speaking from personal experience. I unexpectedly got a day off from work the other day and was drawn to the kitchen, naturally. I was a woman on a mission – these cookies had occupied my mind for too long. So I mixed up the dough, chilled it in the fridge for an hour, and preheated my oven. Just as I had placed the cookies into the oven, we lost power and the perfect morning came to a screeching halt. My cookies had been baking for 3 minutes and 33 seconds.
I had no idea what to do, so I decided to remove them from the oven and wait patiently until the return of our power. Meanwhile, I realized just how depended I am on electricity. I mean, it felt so weird not having any internet access or the sound of our furnace heating our home – hello, Millennials. But I have to admit it was kinda nice, just me and our kitties in complete silence. Note to self – learn to relish quietness and simplicity more. And don’t worry, 25 minutes later I saw the blinking lights on our stove and was glad our home was being heated once again.
So, I returned these cookies to the oven and was pretty pleased with how they turned out. The first batch wasn’t quite as thick and puffy as those that followed, but they definitely didn’t lack in flavor or looks. Another reason why I love these so much.
These are the ultimate of the ultimate. Soft, chewy, crunchy, cakey and baked until golden and drool-inducing. If you adore cookies and cake batter, this cookie version is a must.
They’re more than appropriate for V-Day. And if you so please, you could totally use red, pink, and white sprinkles instead. Whenever I get to use sprinkles, I like to go all out and use as many colors as possible though. Either way, this is how I show love – baking up a storm for those I love and that includes you!
Whatever you choose to do today, I hope it includes baking these cookies :). Wishing you a fabulous Valentine’s Day and weekend!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cake mix
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- 12 Golden Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
- 1. Cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar and egg. Mix in vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Slowly add in baking soda and salt.
- 2. Next, sift together all-purpose flour, cake mix, and cornstarch. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture one cup at a time and continue to stir until flour is completely incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, add sprinkles and cut up oreos.
- 3. Using a large cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons), scoop out dough and place dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with clear wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- 4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove baking sheet from the fridge and take off clear wrap. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, place cookies in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until sides are slightly golden. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes or until cookies are firm enough to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
- Cookies will keep up to one week in your cookie jar or up to 4 weeks in the freezer.
These look super delicious!
They are so good, indeed. Thank you!
These cookies are super yummy!!! Thanks for sharing your baking skills to us here in the office!
-The folks from Main Clinic Supply
Thank you so much, Larisa! You guys deserve a special treat for all the hard work you’re doing!!
Yummy!!!! We need to make this together soon 🙂
-Love ya, Rachel
Definitely! I think you would love them!! Miss you – XOXO
You’re killing me with all of these delicious sweet recipes, Kathi! This particular recipe looks spectacular! Yum, and I love love love the photos!
You are the sweetest. Thank you so much, Justine! You need to try them – they’re soo good!
What an awesome recipe! I love love love Golden Oreos!
I do too! I think that people forget about them sometimes, but they’re so yummy. Thanks, dear!
Wow, these cookies look incredible! I love that you put cookies inside of cookies. Funfetti and Oreos are two of my favorite things. Love these! 🙂
I am so glad you’ve stopped to say hi! Thank you so very much, Beth!!
Lady! These look amazing! I’m drooling already 🙂 A must make! 😀
Oh my goodness, Helena! Thank you so much – you’re so sweet!
I love the texture of the cookies, Cookies+ Cookies, Doesn’t get better than this!
I agree, Layla! It really doesn’t get much better. These are insanely delicious. Thank you!!
Loving these Kathi! Ain’t nothing wrong with taking all your favorite desserts and throwing them all together, lol. Beautiful photos!
Ha! I am so glad you agree with my philosophy. Thanks so much!!
Stop it! I’m drooling. These look amazing. Brilliant flavor combination, Kathi! And your photos are so so enticing. Yum!
I understand. I start drooling every time I look at these :). Thank you so very much, Erin!!
Your a genius.
Ha! I’ll take that, Pete!
I’m confused. In the recipe you have cake flour but earlier you mentioned using cake MIX.
Which one is it please?
Oops, I was referring to the cake mix and accidentally wrote flour. I updated the recipe – thanks for the catch 🙂
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Kathi, these cookies rocked our world! Thank you for sharing. I just stumbled upon your site last week and I am in love! You are a girl after my own heart with all your yummy desserts/treats/cookie recipes. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Jodi. I saw them on your blog, and you did a wonderful job with them. So glad you loved them as much as we did!!
This may be a dumb question, but what kind of cake mix did you use?! Thanks!
Not a dumb question. I used yellow cake mix, but you can really use any mix you prefer. Hope you enjoy these!!
When it says cake mix, is that prepared box cake mix or just the stuff that comes in the box?
Nevermind! Sorry for the silly question!
What kind of cake mix did you use? I bought confetti cake mix. I wasn’t sure what to use.
Hi Melissa! I used regular yellow cake mix and added my own sprinkles, but confetti cake mix should work just fine. Hope that helps – I’d love to know how they turn out. Enjoy!
I added sprinkles too – they were so good!! Thanks 🙂
You can never have enough sprinkles. So glad they turned out great for you!
those cookies truly make my mouth water. OMG.
This is amazing.
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These are the best cake mix cookies I have ever made. I made using birthday cake Oreos and confetti cake mix. Thank you so much for the recipe.
I have made these 5 times now. They are amazing and are the happiest cookies! So colorful! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
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Hi! Just wondering what kind of shortening?
I was so excited to make these, but I was not happy with the outcome. Mine have a powdery finish, are crumbly and didn’t deflate/spread as much while baking. I realized that the cake mix I picked up contained pudding. Could this have caused the recipe to fail?