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Cookies and Cream Gooey Butter Cookies

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Super simple to make gooey butter cookies dotted with the goodness of chocolate sandwich cookies. These cookies and cream gems are fabulously soft and delicious.

stacks of puffy powder sugar coated cookies with bits of Oreos

      If you are looking for super soft cookies that are easy to make and just a bit different, I don’t blame you one bit. (And you’ve totally come to the right place!) These cookies and cream cookies are loaded with cream cheese for that perfect chewy bite and they start with a cake mix so there’s basically no measuring involved!

      Cookies and cream desserts have always been up there on my list of favorites.  It’s hard to go wrong when those yummy little sandwich cookies are involved.

       Of course the ice cream (and ice cream cake!) is delicious, but I live trying cookies and cream in a variety of unexpected treats as well. There’s cookies and cream popcorn which is a fun snack for parties and game day.

chopped up bits of oreos on cutting board

      I have also baked Oreos into a cake. The layers of creamy white cookies and cream cake were a hit at my sister’s baby shower. I wrapped it in white chocolate buttercream for a showstopper of a cake!

       As I was chopping the cookies for the popcorn, an idea struck. Wouldn’t it be fun to fold some of those cookie bits into cookie dough?

      Spoiler alert: it is totally fun!

bowl of cookie batter with Oreos folded in

       Rather than start from scratch, I grabbed a cake mix and my trusty gooey butter cookie recipe.

        You don’t even need a measuring cup to make the dough.  Just add the cake mix, a softened brick of cream cheese, some softened butter and you are basically in business!

        The dough can be chilling in the fridge in no time.  I like to use my small cookie scoop to portion out the dough.

        It can be a bit sticky, even after a good chill. So I drop it right into the bowl of powdered sugar and let the sugar help me roll it into a ball.

balls of cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar on tray ready to bake

       That way I end up with less cookie dough stuck to my hands and more in the oven. Though having an excuse to taste a little dough isn’t completely frowned upon in my kitchen!

       I  brought most of these to work and set them on our snack table. A couple of people chased me down to tell me how good they were, so I’d say that’s a pretty good sign!

container full of freshly baked cookies

        I have tried a few gooey butter cookie variations now, but I think these and the lemon gooey butter cookies are the crowd favorites. What are your favorite cookie flavors or stir-ins?

Yield: 36 Cookies

Cookies and Cream Gooey Butter Cookies

soft powdered sugar coated cookies with oreos baked inside with additional oreo pieces scattered about.

If you are looking for super soft cookies that are easy to make and just a bit different, I don’t blame you one bit. (And you’ve totally come to the right place!) These cookies and cream cookies are loaded with cream cheese for that perfect chewy bite and they start with a cake mix so there’s basically no measuring involved!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softenened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Stir in egg and vanilla, mixing until incorporated and smooth.
  3. Mix in cake mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in chopped cookie pieces.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Roll the dough into small balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar and place at least an inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Super simple to make gooey butter cookies dotted with the goodness of chocolate sandwich cookies. These cookies and cream gems are fabulously soft and delicious.
Super simple to make gooey butter cookies dotted with the goodness of chocolate sandwich cookies. These cookies and cream gems are fabulously soft and delicious.

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Sunday 10th of March 2019

I think I need to take these to our next potluck at work!

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Thursday 28th of February 2019

These sound awesome! I hope you saved me a few. And by a few I mean at least 12 :)

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Give me gooey and I am so in! These sound so good. Have a wonderful Wednesday sweets!

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