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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.

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!

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?

Soft cookies with bits of Oreos baked inside, coated in powdered sugar with more Oreo bits nearby.

Cookies and Cream Gooey Butter Cookies

Servings: 36 Cookies
Author: Carlee
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!
4.89 from 9 ratings
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
  • ½ cup butter softenened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped Oreos
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cream together butter and cream cheese.
    8 ounces cream cheese, ½ cup butter
  • Stir in egg and vanilla, mixing until incorporated and smooth.
    1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix in cake mix until just combined.
    1 white cake mix
  • Fold in chopped cookie pieces.
    1 cup chopped Oreos
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 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 silicone baking mat.
    ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 63mgSugar: 5g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

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!