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Cookies and Cream Frosting

Cookies and Cream Frosting is a sweet and simple way to make your cake more delicious! Skip the plain chocolate or vanilla icing and mix some crushed Oreo cookies into this fluffy buttercream frosting instead. Everyone will LOVE the result!

A Close-Up Shot of Oreo Frosting Being Spread Over a Chocolate Cake with a Palette Knife

Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

So Pillsbury challenged me to spend a “device free” evening with my family. Now, this really shouldn’t be as hard as it is. You learn very quickly how many times you actually look at your phone, when your phone isn’t available. In all honestly, my kids didn’t struggle at all…it was ME who had the hardest time!

The cake baked up perfectly and the frosting was simple! My kiddo loved getting involved in the frosting process…

A Boy Spreading Cookies and Cream Buttercream Over a Chocolate Cake on a Light Blue Stand

How to Make The Best Oreo Buttercream Frosting

The frosting is an easy buttercream with crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies mixed right in…

Licking the spatula happens to be Max’s favorite part…

My Son Max Spreading a Thick Layer of Oreo Frosting Over a Layer of Chocolate Cake

Once we got the cake frosted we decided to get a little fancy with a drippy chocolate ganache on top. Super rustic, but oh so elegant! You would never know an 11 year old made this cake!

Chocolate Ganache Being Spread Over a Chocolate Cake Layered with Oreo Frosting

And part of the evening was playing with this cute little instant camera…

My Son Taking a Picture of Our Cookies and Cream Cake with His Polaroid Camera
If you don’t take a picture of the cake…did it ever exist?

Max's Instax Photos of our Chocolate Cake with Oreo Frosting on a Wooden Table with His Polaroid Camera

And then of course we ate it!

A Chocolate Cake Layered with Oreo Frosting and Topped with Chocolate Ganache

Nothing better than conversation with your family and a slice of cake. When I get my kids involved in the kitchen it really sparks their creativity, which I love to see! Whether it’s coming up with recipes, or helping with the photography…it’s just so much fun to see.

Try it out…just one evening every so often, put your devices away and really enjoy each other…and a slice of cake!

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A Close-Up Shot of Oreo Frosting Being Spread Over a Chocolate Cake with a Palette Knife

Cookies and Cream Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Cookies and Cream Frosting is a sweet and simple way to make your cake more delicious! Skip the plain chocolate or vanilla icing and mix some crushed Oreo cookies into this fluffy buttercream frosting instead. Everyone will LOVE the result!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and powdered sugar, mixing until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Add in the vanilla and mix and continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in the crushed cookies until evenly incorporated.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 4 cups of frosting.
  • Frost your cake immediately or store it airtight in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • To make the chocolate ganache, melt together 1 1/2 cups of chopped chocolate and 2 tablespoons of whole milk. Cool slightly and pour on top of the cake slowly, letting it slowly drip down the sides of the cake.

Keywords: oreo frosting, best buttercream frosting, homemade frosting

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11 comments on “Cookies and Cream Frosting”

  1. Our cake and buttercream frosting came out wonderful, but had trouble with ganache, even though I thought it was cool enough, it started to melt the butter in the cookies and cream frosting and blobbed off the sides instead of your pretty streams off the side. For the chocolate I used chips, should it have been something else? When the ganache was cooling, it really thickened up. Put the whole thing in the fridge to firm up and will take to party as is. It’s still going to taste awesome if it’s not as pretty as yours. Thanks!

  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    We had so much fun on our Pillsbury tech free baking day too! Love that you son is right there making the cake for you! That’s awesome! And that frosting…who needs a phone around when you can be scooping frosting into your mouth!!!

  3. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry

    Oh my gosh, first of all – that frosting! I want to just eat it with a spoon! Second – that camera is so cute! Gotta get one!

  4. ColleenB.~Texas

    Your young man done a Wonderful job. Cake looks delicious. Max; You rock.
    Keep up the good work and eat a slice of cake for me. :}

  5. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    What a fun way to enjoy a tech-free night. I could definitely convince my boyfriend to make me this cake too!

  6. Max did a great job! One of these days, his wife is going to love you when he fixes her these goodies 😉 Putting this on my list. Having your French Dip sandwiches tonight for supper – started the crock pot this morning on low…..the house smelled SO good at noon…..

  7. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    We LOVED our Pillsbury tech free baking day!! Looks like you guys had blast! This frosting is out of this world!

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