There’s no sweeter dessert than these Oreo Cheesecake Cookies. Chewy, creamy, and chocolatey, we’re sure you’ll find them absolutely irresistible. If they like cheesecake, they will love how these oreo cheesecake cookies are made.
You’ll Love these Oreo Cheesecake Cookies, but How Else Can You Use Oreos?
If you have leftover Oreo cookies after making this Oreo cheesecake cookie recipe, you can use them in cakes, fudge, or pies, or you can enjoy them on their own, whether frozen or straight out of the package. Blend them into a milkshake, or top an ice cream sundae with crushed Oreos.
Why This Oreo Cookie Recipe is a Keeper
- 20 Minutes: So much flavor in just a little time!
- Easy Ingredients: This recipe uses easy dry ingredients and all your basic cookie ingredients for the cheesecake filling. These cookies taste like wonderful oreos and tasty cheesecake combined.
- Family Friendly: If your family loves Oreos, they will be stealing these Oreo cheesecake cookies right from the baking pan.
- Adaptable: You can make this recipe with different flavors to make dozens of different varieties.
- Makes Great Gifts: This Oreo cookie recipe is wonderful for cookie exchanges and gift giving.
Who Invented Oreos?
Oreos were introduced by the Nabisco company in 1912. Although it’s not clear who first designed the cookie, or even how the name “Oreo” came about, they were very similar to another cookies and cream biscuit at the time, called the Hydrox. Today’s Oreo cookies were designed by Sam Porcello, who slightly modified the original recipe to create the snack we know and love.
Ingredient Notes for these Cheesecake Cookies
If you’re an Oreo lover, you’re sure to love these cookies. Here are a few important ingredients you don’t want to miss:
- Softened Cream Cheese: Full fat cream cheese goes in this recipe but use a low fat, fat free, or Greek yogurt version of this ingredient.
- Oreos: You’ll need 10 regular Oreos to make the crushed cookies for this recipe. You can also buy the Oreo pieces in the baking section of your local grocery store.
See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.
Variations and Substitutions for Oreo Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling
Looking to make this Oreo cheesecake cookie recipe a little healthier? Try these easy tips:
- Butter: You can use salted or unsalted butter, or you can use a low-fat butter alternative.
- Sugar: A low calorie sugar alternative can be great in this recipe. Use a one-for-one swap-out brand.
How to Make Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Get ready to meet your new favorite cookie! In just a few simple steps, you can make this light and fluffy dessert. It’s super easy, and doesn’t even require baking soda or baking powder.
These are the basic steps for making Oreo Cheesecake Cookies. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions. We love reader interactions, so if you love cheesecake you will love these cookies.
Step 1: Prep the Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper or Mat
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a silicone mat or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you’re using whole Oreos, put them in a Ziploc bag and roll them with a rolling pin to crush them.
Step 2: Add the Dry Ingredients to Make the Dough
With an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until smooth. Add the all-purpose flour to the cream cheese mixture, and mix until combined. Fold crushed Oreo crumbs into the batter.
Step 3: Bake Oreo Cheesecake Cookies on a Lined Baking Sheet
Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop, or spoon a few tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cookie dough balls for 12-15 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before moving them to a rack to cool completely.
Recipe FAQs to Make the Cookie
Expert Tips for Making Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
- Cold: Chill the cookie dough and keep the cookies evenly spaced apart to prevent them from running into each other in the preheat oven.
- Additions: Stir in some mini chocolate chips, vanilla extract, or cream cheese extract to the creamy oreo cheesecake filling.
- Chocolate Cookies: Try adding some cocoa powder to make a chocolate version of these easy cookies recipe.
- Freeze: You can place the balls of dough in the freezer and place a frozen cheesecake oreos on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
- 4 ounces Cream cheese, softened
- 8 tablespoons Butter, softened
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 10 Crushed Oreos
- 1 cup Flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugar
- Add the flour and mix until combined
- Fold crushed Oreos into the batter
- Scoop balls with a cookie scoop
- Bake for 12-15 mins
- Rest for 5 before moving to cooling rack to finish cooling
- Hint: Measure cookie ingredients exactly. Baking is chemistry.
- Cold: Chill cookie dough and do not over crowd the cookies on the sheet, to prevent running into each other.
- Additions: Stir in some mini chocolate chips, try adding some vanilla extract or cream cheese extract to the cookies.
- Chocolate Cookies: Try adding some cocoa powder and making a chocolate version of these cookies.