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.

Found.

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.
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meghan
meghan
8 years ago

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
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

These are gorgeous!

Sue/the view from great island
Sue/the view from great island
8 years ago

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

Sue
Sue
8 years ago

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
Kristin
8 years ago

Beautiful! Looks yummy!

Katie
Katie
8 years ago

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
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

A lovely idea!

Cheers,

Rosa

ThisGirlBlogs
ThisGirlBlogs
8 years ago

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

Blog is the New Black
Blog is the New Black
8 years ago

Adore this idea!

Kim
Kim
8 years ago

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

Amanda
Amanda
8 years ago

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

Donna B.
Donna B.
8 years ago

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!

United Cakedom
United Cakedom
8 years ago

Ingenious! :0)

SeeJillBake
SeeJillBake
8 years ago

My husband is obsessed with Oreos and Red Velvet…my Christmas baking WAS all done, now I need to make these too 🙂

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
8 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

OMG! Yummo!
They look delish!

Colleen
Colleen
8 years ago

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
ColleenB.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

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
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
8 years ago

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

Priya Sreeram
Priya Sreeram
8 years ago

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
http://eq-myblog.blogspot.in/2012/12/oreos-stuffed-red-velvet-crinkle.html

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

Brilliant!

vanillasugarblog
vanillasugarblog
8 years ago

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

Joline
Joline
8 years ago

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

GeorginaGoodman
GeorginaGoodman
8 years ago

they look amazing

Georgina
xxxx

Samantha
Samantha
8 years ago

would using gel food coloring affect the liquid required?

Lynna
Lynna
8 years ago

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

JulieD
JulieD
8 years ago

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

RecipeGirl
RecipeGirl
8 years ago

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

Fabelicious
Fabelicious
8 years ago

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
marla
8 years ago

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

little random happiness
little random happiness
8 years ago

OMG!!! These look amazing!

http://littlerandomhappiness.blogspot.com/

Shannon
Shannon
8 years ago

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

Hannah Richter
Hannah Richter
8 years ago

These were absolutely amazing!! Loved them! 😀

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

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
Heather Baird
7 years ago

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.

xo
h

Bryn
Bryn
6 years ago

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

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago

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

xo
h

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I made these today. Delicious!