{Oreo} Cookie within a Cookie Print Recipe Print Recipe

Note: this was posted before becoming a gluten-free blog. Contains gluten.

Walking down the cookie aisle.

ME: “Think you could stuff an Oreo Cookie within a cookie?”


ME: Package of Oreos, in the basket

This is what happens when my husband challenges me (indirectly). I turn it into a science experiment.

Really, neither of us even eat Oreos, but that (obviously) didn’t stop me.

The best part, watching my husband take a bite.

There were no words for about 2 minutes, only this funny “I don’t know about this” look.

and THEN…

HUSBAND: “Okay, I didn’t want to admit, but these are sooooo good!”

Now, what NOT to stuff inside a cookie…

I might be alone on this one, but I’m not a fan (at all) of Cadbury eggs.

My husband, however, LOVES them. So, of course I took the leftovers and stuffed them inside a cookie. Really, what else was I suppose to do with them?

RESULT = No good. Way too sweet. and yes, that is possible.

If you’re going to eat a Cadbury egg, enjoy as is, don’t sandwich it between cookie dough. Please.

Oreos on the other hand, evil. But a necessary evil.

For those you a little more health conscious – you can try replacing the traditional Oreos with Newman-O’s, Trader Joe’s, Joe-Joes Cookies and then once it’s Holiday time, the Candy Cane Joe-Joes.

Next challenge: a gluten-free version… what do ya’ all think?

Oreo Stuffed Cookie Recipe

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{Recipe adapted from Picky Palate}


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips – you may add more, I just prefer less chocolate chips
  • 1/2 package of Oreo Cookies


Preheat oven 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat; set aside.

With your electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.  Add in eggs, one at a time and then vanilla- mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl mix your flour, salt and baking soda.  Slowly add your dry ingredient to the wet. Add chocolate chips (I used mini, but feel free to use any type of chip you’d like) – mix together. Careful not to over mix though.  Using an ice cream scoop (or your hands) take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo Cookie.  Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo Cookie.  Carefully roll into a ball with your hands until the Oreo Cookie is completely enclosed.

Place the cookies on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 9-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before you transfer to the cooling rack. Once it’s cool enough, serve warm (& probably with a glass of milk) and enjoy!

Makes approximately two dozen (large) cookies.

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  • http://pizzazzerie.com Courtney {pizzazzerie.com}

    yum, haha! I love the ‘what NOT to put in a cookie’! LOL!

  • http://evidently.org Wende

    This is awesome! Love love it!

  • http://www.glitterandgrace.com Sara B

    Oh my gosh I love this idea!! So easy too!! I’m totally going to try it, thank you!

  • http://www.glitterandgrace.com Sara B

    Oh my gosh that sounds so amazing!! And so easy! I will definitely be trying this.

  • http://www.foodpearl.blogspot.com Rachel

    This post made me giggle. 🙂 Love the idea.

  • http://www.pilarvaltierra.com Pilar

    this is great! i’m so glad you tried the cadbury egg. no joke, the night before santa fe i was making junk food cookies for a bake sale and thought about adding the eggs, but loved them too much to part with em.

    hope you’re well!

  • http://therealmeangirl.com MG

    I’m like a crack addict for the joe-joes. SO making these!!!

  • http://studiosnyder.com Sarah Kate Snyder

    The oreo cookies look super delish – and I just cracked up at the “what NOT to stuff” recs. Great post!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Rowaida Rowaida Flayhan

    This is so yummy love the recipe and the photos are amazing

  • Serena

    these divine cookies 🙂 !!!!

  • http://www.foodiecrush.com Heidi / foodiecrush

    These look fantastic, minus the cadbury egg. Would love to see this as a contest.

  • http://www.OperationEmily.com Emily @ Operation Emily

    This is awesome… Any other thoughts on What not to stuff in a cookie? That was hysterical!

  • Morgan

    I’ve wanted to make ‘pregos’ for a while now, and really enjoyed it! I used 2 cups of 60% Ghiradelli chocolate chips, instead of minis. I also took the dough, and went a head and rolled them up in to little balls and refrigerated them for 30 minutes before baking. I found that it kept the cookies from spreading as much(like the 3rd photo), making them prettier (like the 4th photo)!

    Joe-Joe’s are delicious, but they aren’t much ‘healthier’ than Oreo’s.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • http://likefreshlaundry.com Natalie

    LOVE your blog! An oreo within a cookie is genius. Next time I attempt to make cookies, this will be my weapon of choice. So great meeting you yesterday — hopefully we’ll catch up soon!