Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies...loaded with chocolate, cake mix AND Oreos! | Cookies and Cups

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty much a reason to celebrate everyday of the year! These are packed with chocolate, Birthday Cake Oreos AND cake mix. It’s possibly the perfect cookie.

I originally posted this recipe about 3 years ago…and I will tell you they are one of my most favorite cookies to make. They pretty much cover all the dessert-bases. Except Jello. No Jello here.

Anyhow, I was never happy with the pictures that I posted. They just didn’t do these babies justice!

So today I present you the 2016 version on my Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies…fresh with a few recipe tweaks and bright shiny pictures!

Pure love!

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies...loaded with chocolate, cake mix AND Oreos! | Cookies and Cups

These are super simple, actually.

Start with these delicious Birthday Cake Golden Oreo cookies…

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If you don’t have these in your area or can’t find them, totally just use a vanilla sandwich cookie in its place or just regular Golden Oreos.

 photo IMG_1364_zps2e4dd0d7.jpgChop them up…

 photo IMG_1368_zpsd1e05247.jpgThen grab some cake mix.  Use white, vanilla…even funfetti!

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Along with chocolate chips.

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And sprinkles. photo IMG_1376_zps901445e4.jpgAnnnnd the chopped cookies.

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This cookie dough you guys.  It’s SO SO SO good.  Like maybe my favorite dough ever.

I literally couldn’t stop eating it.

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My original recipe called for chilling the dough, and while you can still TOTALLY do that. I’ve tweaked it a bit so you don’t have to if you don’t want to! Patience has never been my thing!

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies...loaded with chocolate, cake mix AND Oreos! | Cookies and Cups

Scoop out your dough and if you’re feeling fancy press a few chips and sprinkles on top before baking!

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies...loaded with chocolate, cake mix AND Oreos! | Cookies and Cups

No need for a birthday to celebrate!  Get you a cookie!

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies...loaded with chocolate, cake mix AND Oreos! | Cookies and Cups


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Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 36 cookies
Serves: 30 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ cups cake mix
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Birthday Cake Golden Oreos
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl of your stand mixer cream butter and sugar together for about a minutes until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. With mixer on low add in baking soda, salt, flour and cake mix, stirring until mixture just comes together.
  4. With mixer still on low add in sprinkles, chocolate chips, and chopped Oreos. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Press some extra chips and sprinkles on top if desired.
  6. Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes until edges are slightly golden.
  7. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and Cups

You should also check out some of my other fun cake batter treats:

Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake

Cake Batter Blondies

Cake Batter Fudge

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream Filling


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Averie @ Averie Cooks
July 7, 2013 5:02 pm

Shelly they look incredible! I recently made some Funfetti ice cream with those golden oreos and sprinkles and am loving your cookies! The texture looks perfect! Pinned!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
July 7, 2013 5:21 pm

Birthday cake oreos?! OMG! These cookies look straight up perfect! So chewy and gooey and delicious!

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
July 7, 2013 6:01 pm

Ohhh, love the watch!
These look so perfect and soft and chewy. I always under bake my cookies too. It’s a proven fact they taste better that way 🙂

Mimi @ Culinary Couture
July 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Cake mix AND birthday cake Oreos in cookies? It just got real.

Sue {munchkin munchies}
July 7, 2013 9:20 pm

These sound delicious; the funnest cookies ever!

July 7, 2013 9:44 pm

A cookie within a cookie, love it! And uuuuurrrrmagerd, the keyboard guy? That sucks.

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
July 7, 2013 10:00 pm

I have been trying to find ways to use cake mix instead of flour in recipes lately, I love this! P.S. Undercooked cookies are the best.

July 7, 2013 10:53 pm

Shelly, they are amazing looking! I have never had or even seen the cake batter oreos, but now I need them in my life and these cookies! I swear you make some of the best cookies around!

Diane {Created by Diane}
July 8, 2013 12:13 am

these are not only super-cute they sound so yummy, I want to reach right out and grab a few!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
July 8, 2013 2:25 am

These cookies are so fun! And I love the use of the Birthday Cake Golden Oreos – I’ll need to get some on my next grocery run. And kudos on the watch – it’s gorgeous!

Jamie @lifelovelemons
July 8, 2013 3:52 am

Ohhhh my gosh these look unreal! Love the sprinkle addition 🙂

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
July 8, 2013 7:42 am

Aww now I am way too in love with birthday cake.
Must. buy. more. sprinkles.

July 8, 2013 8:38 am

These are perfect for celebrating, Shelly. I love that you added Oreo’s!

July 8, 2013 8:58 am

These look perfect! So soft and moist!

July 8, 2013 9:03 am

I just perfected my own cake batter chocolate chip cookies and now you go and up the ante with these! I mean, birthday cake oreo cookies in the cookie? How can I compete with that?

Cookbook Queen
July 8, 2013 9:05 am

These sound PERFECT!!

I had a keyboard in the 5th grade. I went through a HUGE phase…I played it constantly. I would pull the bench that went with my vanity up to it and taught myself Hey Jude. Which incidentally, is the ONLY song I taught myself.

Weird, much?

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
July 8, 2013 9:27 am

These are amazing!! So fun!

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
July 8, 2013 9:45 am

What a totally adorable cookie!! And yes for the watch…nice!!!

Made With Pink
July 8, 2013 10:33 am

These look absolutely amazing! Birthday cake ranks high up on my favourite flavours list! Love these!

July 8, 2013 10:57 am

Tried it out. Way too much sugar, kids found it too rich. That shocked the hell out of me. Next back will use 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Annie @ Annie
July 8, 2013 12:12 pm

Whhooaaaa. I’m dying over these. They look SO good. Like, the perfect texture. And I’m the queen of impatience but chilling the dough is always so so so worth it.

July 8, 2013 1:49 pm

Celebrating the fact that it’s summer is TOTALLY warranted! Love how you combined two birthday treats to make this ULTIMATE celebratory cookie!

July 8, 2013 2:38 pm

I am a fool for Birthday Cake Oreos! These cookies look so delicious and festive!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
July 8, 2013 2:54 pm

The birthday cake Oreos are my favorite!! I love cookies within cookies 🙂

Kate | Food Babbles
July 8, 2013 3:37 pm

These look crazy good!! Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and he’s a chocolate chip cookie fiend. I think we need to kick it up a notch with these cookies. Tim!

July 8, 2013 3:49 pm

Those cookies are screaming “Paaaaaaaaaaartaaaaaaaay!”

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I need to find those Oreo’s and make these soon. They look huge, and sinful, and absolutely perfect!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
July 8, 2013 5:01 pm

Little Buddy just discovered these Birthday Cake Oreo cookies a couple of weeks ago – but girl you knocked it out of the park with this cookie creation!!! I can’t wait for another birthday to roll around to try these – Can celebrate just because!!!

July 8, 2013 5:33 pm

I’ve just found my new favorite thing 😉

July 8, 2013 5:35 pm

WOW-zee on those Birthday OREOS!
On that watch!
Happy VACAY!
You are too cute!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

See, in my house… the Oreos would have never made it into the cookies. You have such strength and willpower, Shelly! :p

July 8, 2013 6:17 pm

Ooh this is genius! I’d never tried using birthday cake Oreos in cookies before, but it sounds spectacular! Now I kinda want to try birthday cake Oreo-inception cookies! haha

Luv What You Do
July 8, 2013 6:22 pm

I want to try this cookie dough!
And the cookies!

Shari Kelley
July 8, 2013 8:35 pm

These look so good! I love sprinkles. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
July 9, 2013 1:28 pm

You should knock on his door and ask if he has a demo recorded so you can listen to it after you go home…I’d love to see the look on his face 🙂
I’d totally listen to nonstop keyboardy jazz for these cookies!!!

July 9, 2013 3:28 pm

These are the cutest cookies ever! Thanks for sharing such a brilliant idea!

bridget {bake at 350}
July 10, 2013 8:18 am

Dear Shelly,

These cookies are beautiful. I need them.


PS…my 14-year-old is obsessed with his keyboard. Somewhere this week, he heard the Price is Right theme song. And is playing it over and over (and over). Wanna come visit? 😉

July 11, 2013 1:21 am

I need to get my hands on those birthday cake oreos, but I`m afraid I will eat the whole bag.

July 11, 2013 11:01 am

About how many oreos do you use?

July 15, 2013 6:50 pm

I made these today! I let them chill for two hours but probably should have rolled into balls and froze them as they were still. Little runny. Delicious nonetheless!

July 19, 2013 12:59 pm

I just made these, well, the batter anyway, and you are right! Its soooooo good! I keep going back to the fridge to “test’ it, make sure its still ok in there. A+!

July 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Made these last week for the family and making them again tonight for a church function tomorrow. They are delicious. We preferred them without the Oreos (we didn’t think it took away from the cookie to omit the oreos- but mainly it saved us $4.50). Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. We loved them!


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Anne @ Have a Cookie!
August 6, 2013 8:45 pm

I made these a few weeks ago for a cookie exchange and am making them again on Thursday for a good friend’s birthday. They are so, so good! I couldn’t find the Birthday Cake Oreos the first time around so I used the regular Golden Oreos and Funfetti cake mix. I found the BC Oreos at Target today and will be using the Funfetti cake mix again. I think I’ll dip the top of each cookie dough ball in sprinkles before I bake them. You can never have enough sprinkles!

September 4, 2013 6:41 pm

Just made these cookies and they are delicious. You were definitely right they were the best I ever had. Especially the dough! I’m keeping this one and will def be making them often


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September 12, 2013 9:28 am

I made these cookies for my fiancé’s birthday in July and they were amazing! I had no idea that birthday cake Oreos even existed! Everyone loved them so much that I’m going to make another batch this weekend to celebrate my friend’s birthday and my birthday next week.

October 9, 2013 2:10 pm

I just made these for my little brother’s birthday and they turned out beautifully! I cut all the ratios in half and still ended up with 21 cookies that were just the right amount of indulgence. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing!