If you love cookies, these are your new obsession. Because one cookie isn’t enough, this is a cookie within a cookie. Cookies and cream cookies are an easy recipe you can make quickly at home and get a perfect result. They’re soft, chewy and extremely tasty.
How to make cookies and cream cookies
Cookies and cream cookies are made of a basic chocolate chip cookie dough and then we add chopped-up cookies and cream, such as Oreo cookies. You begin by creaming the butter with the sugar and then adding the egg and beat that as well. Then you add the dry ingredients and the base dough is ready. Then, I add milk chocolate chips and the cut-up cookies and mix those in with a spatula. I like to scoop my cookies using a large cookie scoop and then place them on a baking tray. They’re cooked until every so slightly golden and then extra cookies and chips are added on top.
Ingredients for cookies and cream cookies
Cookies and cream cookies have all the goodies a regular chewy chocolate chip cookies have plus of course, cookies and cream. Butter and brown sugar are the base flavour for these, tasting almost like a blondie. Light caramel flavour, with that gooeyness we love. Other ingredients include flour, baking powder, salt and an egg. These make for the most perfect cookie. Finally, we fold in milk chocolate chips and chopped cookies.
Variations to the recipe
Having fun with a good base recipe can result in amazing new recipes. Here are a few ways you can play around with this cookies and cream cookies recipe:
- Chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate chips for these cookies, but you can also use dark chocolate, blond chocolate or any other kind you like. You can also use chunks instead of chips.
- Brown butter. Take some extra time and brown your butter, cool it down until it’s soft again and use it in the recipe. It will add an extra toasty taste to your cookies.
- Add nuts. You can add chopped pecans, walnuts, peanuts or hazelnuts for extra texture and taste. It would make for a really interesting cookie!
- Use other cookies. No cookies and cream/Oreo cookies? Swap for other cookies you love. Imagine the endless possibilities!
More cookie recipes
Are you a cookie monster? Since you clicked on this double cookie cookie, I bet you are! Since we have established that, here are other cookie recipes you might like. It’s incredible how versatile a cookie recipe can be!
Tips for shaping and finishing cookies and cream cookies
The advantage of making soft cookies like these is that while they’re hot, they’re extremely pliable. As soon as you take them out of the oven and while still on the pan, you can surround a cookie with a cookie cutter and swirl it in there to make it perfectly round. Also while they’re fresh out of the oven and still very very soft, you can push into them extra cookies and chocolate chips. If you place them before the oven they can burn and so this is perfect. The chocolate will melt perfectly with the heat from the cookie.
How to get soft cookies and cream cookies
For me, a soft cookie is the best cookie. For achieving this, baking time is key. When they come out of the oven, they should be barely golden around the edge, and very soft. They should be so soft that lifting them off the tray with your hand when they’re fresh out of the oven should be impossible. As they cool, they will become firmer so that you can pick them up. On the inside, they will be gooey and perfectly soft. Now if you like them firm and crunchier, you can always cook them longer and get them really golden.
The Best Cookies and Cream Cookies Recipe
- 150 g unsalter butter at room temperature. About ½ a cup
- 160 g brown sugar about 1 cup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
- 220 g all-purpose flour about 1 cup
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 50 g milk chocolate chips plus more to finish
- 100 g cookies and cream cookies chopped plus a bit more to finish
- Use a whisk to cream the butter and sugar until it's very soft and creamy.
- Add the egg and vanilla and whisk again.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and mix using a spatula.
- Add the chocolate and mix them in as well.
- Finally, add the chopped-up cookies and mix them in as well.
- Form balls of dough using a large cookie scoop or rolling about 3 tbsp of dough into a ball.
- Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with all the cookies, leaving space between them because they expand a bit in the oven.
- Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 12-15 minutes or until they're just golden on the rim, to keep them soft.
- As soon as they come out of the oven, you can surround them with a round cookie cutter and roll them inside it to even out the edges. You have to do this as soon as they come out of the oven.
- Right afterwards, place extra chocolate chips and bits of cookies and cream on top and push them in slightly.