Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Were you aware that Oreo turns 100 this year? Sure enough in four days, on March 6th, Oreo cookies will officially turn 100 years old. I certainly had no idea these versatile cookies had been around for a century until I saw the Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreos stacked on an end-cap at my grocery store – the creme in the middle is speckled with confetti sprinkles and tastes just like a birthday cake smothered in frosting. You better believe I immediately grabbed two boxes.

 

To celebrate this special birthday, I decided to pump up the confetti and stuff these birthday cake flavored Oreos into birthday cake cheesecake cookies rolled in sprinkles. I severely depleted my sprinkles-stock pile in the making of these cookies, but it was totally worth while. They just scream birthday! They also scream “inhale me” as they are very difficult to stop eating after just one. These cookies come out very soft and moist – the Oreo inside becomes soft as well (in case you are unfamiliar with Oreo-stuffed cookies). It’s the perfect way to celebrate the cookie-birthday of the century.

BIRTHDAY CAKE OREO CHEESECAKE COOKIES

Makes 21 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 cup white cake mix

2/3 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened

1-1/4 cups sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp 2% milk

1 box (21 cookies) Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreos

1-1/2 cups confetti sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cake mix, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer or large bowl with electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Mix in egg, yolk, vanilla and milk , then add the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Cover and chill dough in refrigerator for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Pour some of the confetti sprinkles into a small bowl. Taking walnut-sized balls of dough, flatten in your palm and wrap around one birthday cake Oreo. Roll  in the sprinkles and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

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Erin is a full-time graduate student working towards a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and loves to cook and bake almost every day as an outlet from daily life. Erin has grown her interests in the kitchen starting at a young age while helping her father. Today, she is very passionate about desserts, especially those containing peanut butter, but blogs about everyday foods as well. Find out more on her blog at www.thespiffycookie.com.

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