Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oreo-Stuffed Red Velvet Crinkles

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you know that I'm a teeny bit obsessed with crinkle cookies right now.  I had planned to make red velvet crinkles for Christmas all along, but something wonderful and miraculous happened.

An unopened package of Oreos.
In my pantry.

This is something that never happens. They're usually eaten so fast I don't have a chance to use them in a recipe. I felt a sense of urgency, and surely Oreo-stuffed red velvet crinkles would be the best thing ever, right?!  Right.

These bake up extra-large and pillowy. One cookie should get you through a vigorous present-wrapping session. You may need two if little pugs are running off with your packing tape.

I could get lost in those nooks and crannies!

The Oreo tucked inside is a great compliment to the lightly chocolaty cookie and I really love how it softens during baking. 

Oreo-Stuffed Red Velvet Crinkles
Yield: 2 dozen cookies                                                                               [click for printable recipe]

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. liquid red food coloring
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flou
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
24 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
1 cup confectioners' sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat in buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring. 
  3. Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat on low until just combined. The dough should be very soft and a little sticky. If it is very sticky then add 1/4 cup more all-purpose flour and stir again. Cover and chill in the freezer until the dough is very cold and easy to handle.
  4. Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Using buttered fingers (I used cooking spray) scoop out a 3-4 tbsp.-sized piece of dough and press the dough around the sandwich cookie.  Alternate method: flatten dough between the palms of your hands.  Place a cookie on the flattened dough and fold the dough around the cookie. (Butter hands between each dough piece.)
  6. Roll lightly between the palms of your hands to make the cookie-stuffed dough a little more ball-shaped and roll in powdered sugar. Repeat until all the dough and cookies are used.
  7. Place dough balls on a cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.  These cookies will spread, so I suggest placing no more than 5 per cookie sheet.  Tip: re-roll dough balls in powdered sugar just before putting them in the oven.  The crinkled appearance will be more prominent.
  8. Bake until cookies are puffed and cracked on top about 14 minutes. Let cool on the pan about 5 minutes (cookies will be soft) then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


meghan said...

Oh my goodness yum! These will be the perfect gift to make for a dear friend of mine who is OBSESSED with red velvet! Thank you! Also omg that rug looks so cozy I just wanna lie on it.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

These are gorgeous!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I can't believe you stuffed an oreo into a red velvet cookie. You are brilliant!

Sue said...

Wowie! I can see that it IS a substantial cookie as you are wrapping the dough around the Oreo:) That would be fun to surprise people when they bite into the cookie! :) Love it!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! Looks yummy!

Katie said...

Wow what a clever idea and you get massice cookies at the end! I love crinkles cookies too. Made my first ever batch this year and planning to make more soon. The red makes them look so festive with their white dusting

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A lovely idea!



ThisGirlBlogs said...

Is there anything not to love about this? Such an awesome idea! :)

Blog is the New Black said...

Adore this idea!

Kim Garceau said...

It's a marvelous idea. Love Oreo!!!

Amanda said...

You.are.a.genius. Plain and simple! Brilliant! And your photos are wonderful, as always.

Donna B. said...

Okay... I can see no reason to NOT make these RIGHT NOW!!! And they're so PRETTY! ♥
I love your little vignette of photos... especially when they have Biscuit!

LiSa said...

Ingenious! :0)

SeeJillBake said...

My husband is obsessed with Oreos and Red Christmas baking WAS all done, now I need to make these too :-)

Colette Just for Foodies said...

Wow, the ladies at the office would KILL for these!

malakretova said...

OMG! Yummo!
They look delish!

Colleen said...

I would dearly love these all for myself but was wondering, being my husband doesn't really care for oreo's (I know, he's weird) but could a person put a roloor something else inside in place of the oreo's

Becca said...

Beautiful pictures! And the cookies look really delicious! I can't even remember the last time I had a crinkle cookie.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

I've never had red velvet anything but it's on my to try! Maybe even these cookies :)

Priya Sreeram said...

I fell in love so much that when I spotted the recipe yesterday I decided to make them asap. My kids totally loved it when i baked these crinklies today and I blogged about it too. Thanks a ton for sharing

Heather said...


vanillasugarblog said...

I LOVE the photo of the dog eyeing the cookie!
Too cute!

Joline said...

oh awesome! and I have two pugs too! Awesomesauce!

GeorginaGoodman said...

they look amazing


Samantha said...

would using gel food coloring affect the liquid required?

Lynna said...

Oh my! I love Oreos! I NEED to make me some crinkle cookies! These look fab.

JulieD said...

Wow, wow!! These look amazing!! Now I really want a crinkle cookie. :D

RecipeGirl said...

Such a lovely cookie! Can I take that cute puppy home?!

Fabelicious said...

Perfect timing! I'm about to start my Christmas baking and this will be part of my cookie baskets. Thanks for this awesome idea!

marla said...

Such lovely cookies and I love your nutcracker pin! Happy Holidays to you and your Heather!!!

little random happiness said...

OMG!!! These look amazing!

Shannon said...

I made these tonight and all four of my girls loved them :-).

Hannah Richter said...

These were absolutely amazing!! Loved them! :D

Liane Denise Tan said...

I tried making these and they didn't turn out so well. They became flat while in the oven and looked like pancakes. :( What do I do? I know I followed the recipe :/

Heather Baird said...

Hi Liane! It's hard to say what happened. Maybe check to see if your baking powder and baking soda leaves are fresh and active? That could be a reason they'd turn into pancakes.


Bryn said...

Would these work with the mini Oreos to make smaller cookies?

Heather Baird said...

Hi Bryn -yes, absolutely that should work very well!


Anonymous said...

Could I make this into green velvet for st. Pats?

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