These cookies are my kickoff to summer.
They just scream fun and carefree times ahead to me.
I adapted the recipe from my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies and loaded them up with Oreos and sprinkles.
They’re the chocolate chip answer to these Softbatch Funfetti Sugar Cookies, which have been pinned over 250,000 times, and one of my most popular recipes.
The cookies are soft, moist, buttery, and thick enough to really sink your teeth into. There’s a hint of chewiness at the base and edges of the cookies, which balances the soft pillowy centers.
The dough is buttery and moist with hints of vanilla, and it’s the perfect canvas for the Oreos, sprinkles, and melted chocolate chips.
The Oreos stay slightly crispy, the sprinkles add bursts of flavor and texture, and the chocolate chips get soft and melty, making for so many textures and flavors in every bite.
One secret to the cookies is instant vanilla pudding mix and there’s no substitutions. It helps the cookies stay really soft for days and adds wonderful depth of flavor you just can’t get without it.
I’ve used it in The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, The Best Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dark Chocolate Chunk and Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies, Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies and swear by it.
If you don’t like pudding mix or can’t find it in your area I recommend you use this recipe and then doctor it up with Oreos and sprinkles.
The cookies are slightly larger than you may be used to baking. There’s about 4 tablespoons of dough (1/4 cup) per cookie, and the batch makes about 16 large-ish cookies. The raw dough balls look pretty huge because of the big chunks of Oreos, which really bulk up the dough, but they shrink down in the oven.
As with all my cookies, you must chill the dough before baking. It’s crucial for thick, puffy, full cookies. If you bake with warm, limp dough, your cookies will spread and bake thinner and flatter. Plan ahead and chill it.
I baked my cookies for 11 minutes, and if you choose to make smaller cookies, you’ll need to bake for less time. How much less? I don’t know.
The secret to these cookies is keeping them a touch underbaked. I think that’s the secret to most good cookies.
They’d be great at birthday parties, graduations, or backyard bbq’s. I bet they’d put a smile on everyone’s face.
They sure put a big smile on mine.
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FUNFETTI®-Inspired Oreo and Sprinkles Chocolate Chip Cookies
The cookies are loaded with Oreos, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and are adapted from my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft, moist, buttery, and thick enough to sink your teeth into. There’s a hint of chewiness at the base and edges, which balances the soft pillowy centers. The Oreos stay slightly crispy, the sprinkles add bursts of flavor and texture, and the chocolate chips get soft and melty, making for so many textures and flavors in every bite. One secret to the cookies is instant vanilla pudding mix and there’s no substitutions. The cookies are larger than some and the batch makes about 16 cookies. About 11 minutes works perfectly for this size cookie, and if you alter the size of the cookie, you’ll need to alter the baking time. The dough must be chilled before baking so the cookies don’t spread and bake thin and flat.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- one 3.5-ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix (not sugar-free and not ‘cook & serve’)
- 1 teaspoon baking sodapinch salt, optional and to taste
- 20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the Oreos, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
- Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 16 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip – Strategically place a few Oreos right on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
- Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 11 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
- Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
Adapted from The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g
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Amazing!!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m in love with it and have gotten compliments from everybody I’ve given these cookies to!!!
Glad to hear these are amazing and people you give them to also love the cookies!
Averie, I made these in blondie form and wrote about them. Thank for you for another great recipe; my students and coworkers loved them! http://www.mangiodasola.com/2014/06/oreo-chocolate-chip-pudding-blondies.html
Thanks for making them, glad they were a hit with everyone, and great idea to do them as bars!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I had to do a project for a class and make a dish that represents my topic in some way and these were perfect because of all the different elements. You are very talented and I hope you continue to share your amazing recipes!
Glad they worked for your project!
These look and sound incredible! Just wondering, though, why does the pudding need to be regular instant and not sugar-free? I only have sugar-free on hand, and I just noticed your notice in the recipe as I was about to make these! I pinned the recipe the day you posted it! :) Thanks!
I think I found the answer? Sugar substitutes can lead to issues when baked?
I have read things from other bloggers who’ve used sugar-free and while the results were ‘passable’ or ‘okay’ most have said that sugar substitutes do weird things when baked and rather than ruining all the ingredients$$ if you use regular, you’re guaranteed to eliminate that unknown what-if variable.
Sprinkles! Oreos! Soft cookie dough! I just made these and they are perfect and glorious. Holy cow, thanks for the recipe!
I adore EVERYTHING about these!! :) Funfetti plus Oreo equals paaaarty! Pinned!
These look so decadent! Perfect for summer!
These are as good as it gets – YUMMY!!!
I can’t take my eyes off the screen. You just stuffed a cookie inside a cookie. There are just no words. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Jennie!
These cookies look so good and they do scream fun!!! Perfect for all the upcoming bbqs….You are the cookie queen…
wonderful recipe Your ideas are always so cool Will have to try these very soon !!!
These look amazing! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Chloe!
These cookies look incredible Averie! I love all your cookie recipes and adding oreos, chocolate chips and sprinkles to these big soft cookies would definitely put a smile on my face! Pinning!
Thanks for pinning, Kelly!
These are amazing Averie! Packed with all of the greatest things and the best flavors. I love how thick these are – my favorite type of cookie! Pinning :)
Thanks for pinning, Chelsea!
Wow what epic cookies! These look legendary!
These cookies are so fun, love all the mix-ins!
You are creative beyond belief Averie! To combine chocolate chips, sprinkles, and Oreo cookies — cookies inside cookies! — is basically brilliant. Cute, gooey & so fun! We used to have a backyard BBQ nearly every weekend while I was growing up. My godparents lived across town but didn’t have any kids, so we’d switch off whose house we grilled at. Most of the time, we ended up at ours because of our huge backyard and extra wiggle space around the chairs in the dining room. (Nothing like bumping into your seat neighbor when trying to get up for seconds and knocking them into their pile of sticky baked beans!) My brother and I would’ve died and gone to heaven if these cookies appeared! But that probably wouldn’t have happened… My godmother was a dietitian! ;)
Thanks for the sweet compliments!
omgoshhh SO pretty and SO sinful and soooooooo GOOD!
YES. It’s like you’re this science genius who put the best stuff together in one cookie! Careful, or Nabisco may kidnap you to develop awesome cookies!
You’re too kind :) Thank you!
These cookies look killer! I’m all about a giant underbaked cookie. I find when I bake with Oreos, the cookies themselves soften while the filling gets crispy.
For me, they kind of softened (the black part) but still stay crunchy. The white is just there. I don’t really notice it, but defi not crispy!
No birthday party or BBQ should lack cookies with sprinkles. That’s just a fact.
Have you seen the new oreo flavors? Fruit Punch….?
Oreo sends me new products and they recently sent me one that’s Cookie Dough I believe and then a Rice Krispies one I think. I haven’t opened them yet. So many cookies, so little time :)
Big cookies with all sorts of fun and happiness baked right in!! I don’t know why I would be focused on the Oreo cream filling, but that part sounds especially good in the middle of a choc chip cookie. Your neighbors must love you for all the yummy things you bake!
Neighbors, friends, anyone I can donate to, yes :)
How fun and festive are these cookies! You definitely can’t go wrong with oreos and chocolate chip cookies! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Gayle!
These are so fun! My niece and nephews are OBSESSED with Oreos so I’m sure they’ll go crazy for these cookies. Plus, sprinkles just puts a smile on everyone’s face :)
I’m sure kids would love these! Mine did anyway :)
Big cookies, with funfetti and Oreo? I’m in – and I’m dying for one!! Best cookies ever! (Pinned, of course!!)
Thanks for pinning, Dorothy!
These are some super duper cookies. I love the color of the sprinkles and the huge chunks of Oreos.
Yum! Sprinkles + oreos + chocolate chips? The more the merrier I guess! :)
Oh, what fun cookies! Love how jam-packed and STUFFED they are with so many different goodies! These would be perfect for any birthday party. By the way: I made your blueberry banana bread the other day, and my family LOVED it! My 3-year old sister, who is the pickiest girl on the planet, must of had at least 4 slices. :)
Oh that’s great to hear that even little miss picky loved it :)
Now that’s what I call a cookie, Averie! Loaded and delicious. Cannot wait to give them a try. Yum, yum. :)