The title indicates that there’s a lot going on in this dessert, but that could not be farther from the truth. All you need to make these cookies are oreos, cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. That’s all it takes to make these cookies which contain both key components of cookie-osity in perfect tandem: crisp and snappy on the outside, and delectably chewy on the inside. And to top it all off, the sweet burst from the crushed oreos. With all this in mind, these cookies are sure to have the highest degree of yumminess per ingredient out of any you’ll ever make! They’re a crowd pleaser for sure.
Now, a quick word about using the cake mix as an ingredient. I know what you’re thinking… isn’t that cheating? I, too, used to think that. And, in general, I’d still prefer to make things from scratch because it requires more fun tweaking-as-you-go and serves as practice for developing baking intuition. However, people are legitimately often crunched (no pun intended) for time, and there’s no shame in admitting that and using a store-bought cake mix to make your life simpler. And, if you feel bad taking credit for making this dessert due to this shortcut, know that there are still things you have to right, namely: mix the dough the proper amount, and take the cookies out of the oven at just the right time. Point is, don’t feel bad. If you need to go this route with the boxed cake mix, do it.
Now, without further ado, the super simple recipe. Begin by crushing the oreos (I used the back of a wooden spoon) in a plastic bag. Yes, this is as cathartic as it sounds and highly recommended.
Now, a quick recommendation before mixing everything together. Measure the oil in a measuring cup, crack the eggs into the oil, and mix. This will make it a lot easier to incorporate the eggs into the cake mix than had they been cracked directly into it. Then, add the cake mix, the oil/egg mixture, and the crushed oreos to a large bowl and mix until combined.
Next, scoop out dough in golf-ball sized spheres onto a baking sheet, making sure to leave enough space in between!
Finally, bake these cookies until they are JUST set enough to collapse when moved. They’ll continue to harden while out of the oven.
Now, I think these cookies speak for themselves: they are clearly as easy and as tasty as can be. But, there’s still one bonus: there are so many different kinds of oreos out there! Imagine how amazing these cookies would be with peanut butter oreos, lemonade oreos, candy corn oreos, pumpkin spice oreos, and my personal favorite… cinnamon bun oreos! Anyway, no rush. I asked you to imagine that, and I’ll wait. Anyway, now that you’re salivating over all those possibilities, go make them!
Cookies 'n' cream cake mix cookies
These tasty cookies need only 4 ingredients to achieve all the crispiness, chewiness, and sweetness you could ever ask for!
Makes: 16 cookies
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 13 oreos
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a baking sheet.
- Place the oreos in a ziploc bag and seal it. Crush them with the back of a wooden spoon or rolling pin.
- Meausre out the oil and mix the eggs into it.
- Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and add the oil mixture and the crushed oreos. Mix until just combined, no further.
- Bake the cookies at 350 for around 15 minutes, or until they are just barely browning on top and setting on the bottom.