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 chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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



Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x


makes 36 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cake mix
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 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


66 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. Brian

    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.

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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

  8. 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? 😉

  9. Caitlyn

    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!

  10. Melissa

    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+!

  11. Vanessa

    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!

  12. 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!

  13. Mallorie

    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

  14. Emily

    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.

  15. Kia

    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!

  16. I made this dough Sunday night and left it in the fridge until tonight (Wed) when I baked them for my son’s first birthday – seriously good!! I loved them!!! I am not a big chocolate chip fan but my husband loves chocolate so to compromised we didn’t do chocolate chips and used chocolate birthday cake Oreos and had to bake for about 16 minutes. So yummy and a great combo of chewy and crisp!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Vanessa

    Love these cookies! I found this recipe a month or so ago via Pinterest. I made them tonight for the first time. Not only did I discover this delicious crunchy and sweet cookie, I discovered Birthday Cake Oreos. They are a gift for a friend of our family – for his birthday. I’m sure he will love them. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous and yummo recipe!

  18. Ashley

    I made these for my best friend for her birthday. They were DELICIOUS. Everyone loved them. And you were right… that was the best tasting batter ever.

  19. Jamie Harris

    Just made a double batch of these bad boys for a bake sale this week. The dough IS delicious and the cookies are amazing. Yes to undercooking, but I still found I had to add a few minutes. Fun fun cookies!

  20. Holly K

    Dead, just dead. I’m reading this at work and am so tempted to go home “sick” immediately so I can make these. And then I will literally make myself sick from eating all the dough so it won’t be a lie. #winning!

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