Birthday Crumb Chocolate Cookies

Have you noticed?  The cake batter rage?  Trust me, I have.

I am not bothered by this craze because it is amazingly easy to create something and dub it "Cake Batter This".  Basically you can add a little bit of cake mix to anything, like say, cream cheese, and TA-DA!  You have an amazing dip to serve to friends and family.

I know first hand how much people love this phenomenon because my version of Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip is one of my most viewed posts.

Would you like to see just a few of the delicious recipes I've spied?

-Cake Batter Blondies from Girl Meets Life
-Cake Batter Truffles from Chef in Training
-Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats from Gimme Some Oven

And my personal favorite...

-Cake Batter Martini from How Sweet It Is.  Mmmmmm...Happy Hour may need to come early today!

My treat today is not "Cake Batter" per se, but it has the essence of cake batter; tons of cake batter flavor with chunks of Birthday Cake Oreos and homemade "Birthday Cake Crumb" and finished with a cake batter drizzle.  These are fun and delicious!  They're not quite as simple as throwing together a tasty cake batter dip, however, you may find these are worth your time!

Now, go have your cake AND your cookie too!

Birthday Cake Crumb:
adapted from Milk Bar by Christina Tossi

- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 3/4 c. cake flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp. sprinkles ( I used nonpareils)
- 1/4 c. grape seed oil ( you can replace with vegetable or canola oil)
- 1 Tbsp. clear vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles on low speed until combined. Add the oil and vanilla, and mix until small clusters start to form.

Spread clusters evenly over prepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes, during that time occasionally break up the clusters.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before using in the cookies- clusters will harden as they cool.

Birthday Crumb Chocolate Cookies:
makes 22 cookies

- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 c. sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 c. Birthday Oreos (approx. 12 roughly chopped)
- 1 1/2 c. Birthday Cake Crumb (from above)
- 1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until creamy, light and fluffy- at least 3 minutes.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder-set aside. With mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, combining well after each addition. Add vanilla and combine.  Scrape mixing bowl down.

On low, add cocoa powder, followed by flour mixture.  Mix until no dry ingredients are visible, do not over mix.  Add in Birthday Cake Crumbs, Birthday Oreos, and chocolate chips.  Stir until just incorporated- no more than 30 seconds.

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop all dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, press dough down slightly.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Place chilled dough balls on prepared sheets at least 2 inches apart.  Bake for 12-14 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Cake Batter Drizzle:

- 6 oz. white chocolate, chips or chopped
- 3 tsp. yellow cake mix (not prepared batter)
- 2 tsp. canola oil, if/as needed
- sprinkles or nonpareils for decorating

In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate.  Microwave for 30 seconds, stir well and continue this on 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted-do not overheat!

Add cake mix and stir until smooth.  Add canola oil a little at a time for a desired, thinner consistency if needed.  Drizzle over baked cookies and sprinkle with nonpareils or sprinkle of your choice.


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  1. Oh, yum. These are beautiful and they sound delicious!!

  2. What an awesome idea to combine cake crumbles and oreos into one fantastic cookie!!! Cookies for lunch are acceptable right? :-)