A few years ago, a friend turned me on to the idea of adding broken packaged cookies to homemade baked goods. For a while, we were putting broken Oreos in everything – brownies, candy and now these Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies! This particular cookie dough has proportionally less fat in it and bakes up into a sturdy, crispy edged, tender-on-the-inside, cookie perfect for filling with chunks of Oreos, chocolate.
Thinking this dough would also be good with M&M’s, I came up with a spooky Halloween version using Halloween colored M&M’s
Update: I make these all the time but usually leave out the M&Ms. Here’s a more recent photo.
M&M Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies
M&M Oreo Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies are large, chewy chocolate chip cookies with M&Ms and broken (or mini) Oreos.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour 250 grams
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 6 oz. unsalted butter 1 1/2 sticks, softened (170 grams)
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 125 grams
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar 125 grams
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or a mix of chocolate chip and M&Ms
- Broken Oreos or Oreo MInis
- Weigh out the flour in a large bowl. Add the baking soda, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Stir for at least 60 seconds to make sure all dry ingredients are evenly mixed.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached, beat the cold butter until soft. Add both sugars and continue to beat for 4 minutes, scraping sides of bowl, until fluffy and light. Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Stir in the egg using lowest speed (or by hand) and then increase speed and beat for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl and then gradually add flour mixture, stirring either by hand or using quick pulses of the stand mixer (I use a combination of both in order not to overbeat the dough). Add the chocolate chips and stir until blended. Dough will be very dry. I recommend dumping it out onto a pastry mat (or clean surface) and kneading gently to ensure it is thoroughly mixed.
- Shape into one big mound, then divide into 12 equal size balls (they’ll weigh a little under 3 oz each). Put the dough balls in a freezer bag and chill until ready to bake, or bake immediately.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes. If your cookies are browning too quickly (and they shouldn’t) you can use 350 degrees, but since the cream of tartar impedes browning a little bit they should be fine baked at 375.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
These are the perfect cookies to bring when I see my cousins this weekend…two kids, 8 and 10, they will love the Oreos and M&Ms in these. I will, too!
You could use them as the crust of a cheesecake. Look for a recipe that uses something like Oreos in the crust and use chocolate chip cookie crumbs instead. That’s the only thing I can think of right now.
Hi i was just wondering if there was something i can do with two dags of broken chocolate chip cookies. Is there something i can make with them….
Rina, thanks for the review! I’m glad you liked them. Also, I think the “Easy and Good Oatmeal Cookies” are my favorite oatmeal cookie.
FFichiban, I prefer peanut M&M’s, but I don’t use them in cookies very often. I’m sure they’ work.
Jennifer, I chilled some of the dough overnight and the Oreos in the dough are soft. They still taste fine after being baked.
Terri, that’s just some dough baked onto the M&M. There are no images on the M&Ms, but I think next year they should do that!
ok, I’ve never seen the ghoulish M&M’s (don’t have kids so the regular ones are fine with me), but it looks like the purple M&M in the top cookie in the picture is an eye. Is that true or am I seeing things? Do these M&M’s have images on them?
One question, I’ve been following the NY Times cookie recipe with the recommended 24 hours of chilling of the dough. Do you think this recipe would benefit from that? Or do you think it would make the Oreos get soggy?
great cookie for halloween!
and yay for seasonal m&ms. i just picked up a bag of ghoulish peanut butter m&ms at target yesterday. =)
These look really tasty 🙂 but for me they would be better with peanut M&Ms mmmmm ^^!
These look nice. Ideal for children. It s amazing how many different cookie variations can you make 🙂
WOW! two of my favorite treats put into one cookie!! you are truly my hero
Anna – I’m such an idiot, forgive me! I made the Oreo Chunk Cookies (didn’t have M&M’s on hand) and they were perfect. I love the wrinkly cream of tartar effect. I also made your “Easy and Good Oatmeal Raisin Cookies,” and sandwiched them with some leftover salted caramel frosting from a cupcake batch. Awesome all around – you are revered in my house tonight!
I’ve never put oreos into cookies before. My husband loves M&Ms, I will have to give this a try.
Oh, yum!! I am absolutely going to make these, thanks for the recipe!
Of all of the cookies I bake I have never added oreos to any of them!! What a wonderful idea!
Ack, Rina — you scared me for a minute. I thought I messed up on typing the butter amount. Actually, 6 oz of butter is the same as 12 tablespoons. 2 T. = 1 oz. I hope you like the cookies :).
Katy, I haven’t made Maida’s pound cake recipe. That sounds like a good one for Teacher Appreciation. Hey, maybe we could turn it into a Halloween pound cake with Halloween Oreos and a marble of orange batter. Brainstorming.
E, I read that somewhere too! I need to go check the Oreo ingredient list.
Sophia and Lacey, good luck with the cookies!
VG, the muffins look fabulous.
Cathy, maybe cookies are THE ANSWER.
Rita and Katrina, these cookies seem like something both of you would make.
Pam, let me know if you make them.
How funny! I just bookmarked your recipe for Oreo Chunk Cookies and planned to make them today (Oreos were on sale at Safeway, not that I need a reason). I compared the two recipes and realized they originate from the same base, but this current version has 1/2 the amount of butter. Did you think the older version was too greasy? I’m aiming to please full-fat loving friends. =)
A couple more ideas along the same line. Elinor Klivans Big Fat Cookie Book has a recipre for chocolate chip cookies with chopped up homemade chocolate chip cookies inside. Divide a standard dough in half. Bake off the first half. Cool Cut in chunks. Add to remaining raw dough and bake. OUTSTANDING!
Also, have you ever made Maida Heatter’s Oreo Cookie Bundt Cake? A classic sour cream pound cake full of large chunks of Oreos. Excellent.
Oreos are vegan. 🙂
These are awesome! I’ll have to make them for my Oreo-obsessed friends.
I love doing this with vegan oreos:
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What a fun combination and out of the oven they look so festive!! I am sure no one would be able to resist this killer creation
Oh yum!! Definitely next on my list of things to make!
I like those! I like those a lot!!!
They looks yummy! I love the Ghoulish M&M’s (instead of just the old fall colored brown and orange ones. They would be fun with the orange filling Oreos. I just saw those today at the store and thought of you.
I just printed this recipe ~ they look awesome. I will make them & send a batch to work with my husband. So festive.
I have yet to try the oreo baked into a cookie thing, but it sounds great!