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With almost a half a million pageviews and counting, these oreo cookies are one of the most loved cookie recipes on my website, and for good reason!

Below I’ll teach you how to take a popular cookie and put it inside a cookie! Follow my 5 easy steps for the perfect crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside cookie that is ready to bake in just 10 minutes.

oreo chocolate chip cookies on brown parchment paper
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Let’s take our favorite cookie and put it INSIDE cookies!!

And that’s how oreo cookies were born. We also took America’s favorite cookie (aka the oreo) and put it inside ice cream to make oreo ice cream.

Love cookie dough? Try this edible cookie dough recipe. Add in chopped oreos for oreo cookie dough!

Why you’ll love these Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • loaded with 2 cups of oreos.
  • crispy on the outside, but chewy on the inside!
  • a dupe for cookies and cream cookies.
  • ready to bake in 10 minutes because you don’t chill the dough!
oreo cookies with chocolate chip on brown parchment paper

I made these last week for a party,  everyone raved about them!  Next time I’ll make a double recipe!

cookies and cream cookie dough batter in white bowl
  • all purpose flour: flour is necessary to build structure in cookies
  • baking soda: helps to leaven and lift the dough
  • salt: enhances the other flavors
  • butter: adds flavor and tender texture
  • brown sugar: adds sweetness & flavor, keeps the cookies moist and adds chewiness
  • granulated sugar: adds sweetness, flavor and encourages browning
  • egg: binds the cookies together by providing structure
  • vanilla extract: adds flavor
  • oreos: the star of the cookie!
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
oreo cookies dough balls on silicone baking mat

How to Make Oreo Cookies

  1. Prep oven and cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Dry ingredients. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, Oreos and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. Beat together. In a separate bowl, a larger mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. You want this mixture to be fluffy and pale in color.
  4. Mix in wet ingredients. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients. Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing on low or with a spatula just until combined.
  6. Form dough balls. Use a cookie scoop to form 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls, roll into a smooth ball between your hands. Make sure each ball is of equal portions. Press the remaining oreos and chocolate chips on the outside of the dough balls.
  7. Bake. Place about 8 cookies on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat at a time. I recommend only baking 1 cookie sheet at a time for even baking. Bake 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Cool. Allow the cookies to cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet before removing them or use a cooling rack.
oreo cookies with chocolate chip on brown parchment paper

Quick answer: lots of things.

  • Not enough flour in the batter. If there isn’t enough flour or structure to the cookie dough, the fat will melt fast, causing the cookies to spread.
  • Too much sugar / too much butter: too much of these ingredients and too little flour mess with the structure of the cookie. It’s about finding the perfect balance. 
  • Melted butter and not refrigerating the dough. Since our recipe doesn’t call for refrigerating the cookie dough before baking it’s crucial to use SOFT not melted butter.
    If you forget to pull your butter out of the fridge in advance, learn how to soften butter quickly.
  • Greased cookie sheets. Do not grease your cookie sheets, use parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Greased cookie sheets encourage cookies to spread.
  • Oven temperature. Too high, too low, or hot spots in your oven.
  • Cookie sheets that are warm. This can happen if you are using the same cookie sheet without allowing it to cool between batches. If I am using the same cookie sheet to bake all my cookies, I place it in the fridge for 2 minutes between batches. Ideally, I like to use 2 cookie sheets, so one can cool with cookies on it while the other one is in the oven. 
oreo cookies with chocolate chip on brown parchment paper

How to Properly Measure Flour

The most accurate way to measure flour is to use a kitchen scale, weighing it in grams. 

If you don’t have a kitchen scale, follow this method. 

  • Aerate the flour with a whisk or spoon. Flour becomes heavy and compact as it sits. Aerating is the same as fluffing the flour, but not the same as sifting it. Do not sift the flour unless the recipe specifically calls for it.
  • Use a spoon to sprinkle the flour into the measuring cup. Do not tap the cup against the counter, as this will compact the flour.
  • Use the back of a butter knife to level off the excess.

Total Time Required

  • 10 minutes to make the cookie dough
  • 14-16 minutes to bake the cookies
  • 15 minutes to cool the cookies

How to store Cookies and Cream Cookies

Store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. To ensure that cookies stay soft for days, place a piece of bread in the container. The moisture from the bread will be absorbed by the cookies.

oreo cookies with oreo pieces inside
Original oreo cookies photo from 2017
  • Properly measure the all purpose flour using the spoon and sweep method.
  • Use room temperature butter for easier creaming of the butter and sugar.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form uniform balls. 
  • Press additional oreo pieces on the outside of the dough balls before baking for a loaded cookie presentation like the photos!

Baking Time Suggestions

For the cookies and cream cookies in the photos, the dough balls were about 3 heaping tablespoons, so that’s a large cookie! I baked those for 14-16 minutes – just until the edge of the cookie would begin to turn golden.

If you make smaller dough balls, you should reduce the baking time otherwise the cookies will be over done.

oreo cookies with chocolate chip on brown parchment paper
Is cookies and cream just Oreos?

Oreo is a brand name owned by Nabisco. The flavor profile of cookies and cream and Oreos are the same – chocolate cookies with white cream filling.

What was the first cookies and cream cookie?

On March 14, 1912, the name “Oreo” was officially trademarked. This particular cookie was introduced as a competitor to the original Hydrox cookie, which was manufactured by the Sunshine company and had been on the market since 1908.

What is the white filling in Oreos called?

The white filling in Oreos is commonly referred to as “creme” or “creme filling.” It is a sweet, creamy substance that is sandwiched between the two chocolate wafers of the cookie.

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By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
These cookies are loaded with 2 cups of chopped oreos! Some of the best oreo cookies or cookies & cream cookies we’ve tried! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!


  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped oreos, divided (about 15 cookies), Not oreo crumbs but crushed oreo pieces. Place the oreos in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them – then measure out 2 cups.
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, 2 sticks
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, 1 & 1/4 cups oreos, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. If you do not want to press oreos or chocolate chips on the outside of each dough ball before baking, add all of the oreos and chocolate chips now. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until blended, about 1 minute. Add the in eggs and vanilla, beat again until mixed.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing on low or with a spatula just until combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls. Press the remaining oreos and chocolate chips onto the outsides of the dough balls. Place 6-8 cookies on a tray, about 3 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are light brown and the center is puffy. I like to slightly under bake these cookies so when they cool, they are soft and chewy! Allow the cookies to cool for 15 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet. Store in an air tight container.



  • Properly measure the all purpose flour using the spoon and sweep method.
  • Use room temperature butter for easier creaming of the butter and sugar.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form uniform balls. 
  • Press additional oreo pieces on the outside of the dough balls before baking for a loaded cookie presentation like the photos!


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Hi Beth. My daughter is an OREO fanatic!!! These look perfect for her awards day school party.  She has food allergies, so to replace the eggs I was going to use baking powder and vinegar. Could I apply that here? If so, do I also use the already listed baking powder amount or just leave it out? 

    Your help is so much appreciated.  Thanks! 

    1. Hi AnnMarie! Unfortunately I don’t have experience with egg replacements so I can’t offer accurate advice!

    1. Hi Shirley! This recipe has been revised to add chocolate chips. If you want to omit the chocolate chips, add 3 cups of crushed oreos instead of 2.

  2. 5 stars
    I am a cookie fanatic! These are quite possibly the best cookies I ever tasted. My mind went a little crazy imagining different flavor combinations I could make with different flavors of Oreos. And chocolate chips.  So glad I saw this recipe.!

    1. Hi Marie! Yes! Once the cookies are cool, place them in a ziplock bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place on the counter to thaw.

  3. 5 stars
    These are so delicious! I made them exactly as described in the recipe and they turned out perfectly! I did keep an eye on them toward the end of baking to make sure they didn’t get overdone since a few people said they turned out really hard. I took out one batch a little early so they were still soft and underbaked in the middle. I took out the other batch once they they started browning. Both batches are fantastic, it just depends on your preference. I highly recommend making these!

  4. 3 stars
    The only change I made was that i browned the butter to get more flavor and added it in melted form instead of softened because I wanted my cookies to spread more… except they didn’t spread at all, NOT ONE BIT!! They stayed in balls in the oven so i had to press them down… I knew something was wrong when I saw that the dough was so crumbly

  5. I used 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips and it made the cookies amazing🤩🤩. Whenever I make cookie dough, the dough never looks how it should; when the dough is supposed to be soft and smooth, it turns out hard and crumbly. These cookies are phenomenal! Definitely give them a go!!