Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cake Batter-Dipped Oreos

Every series needs a recipe, and since this week is all about Chelsea Market - former home of the National Biscuit Company (now Nabisco, to you and me) - an Oreo-centric post seemed to fit the bill perfectly. I actually came up with these gems a few weeks ago but wasn't sure whether to share them since they're so simple you don't really need a recipe. These were popular with Matt, though, and since the pictures came out so cute, I'm sharing them with you after all!

During my research on the Chelsea Market and the National Biscuit Company, I also learned a lot about the Oreo - Milk's (and Matt's!) Favorite Cookie. They were developed in 1912 (so that makes next year their 100th anniversary!) and there are some fascinating theories about how Oreos came into their unusual name. I'm aware that my ramblings are just delaying your cake-batter-dipped-sandwich-cookie gratification and I know most people aren't so crazed about etymology, so I'll refer you to Wikipedia for the full story. Now for the recipe - and it's so easy you'll wonder why you never tried it before!

I've been told that these are a lot like Fried Oreos - a slightly healthier version, perhaps? - but since I've never tried the originals, I can't confirm the comparison. I guess that means if you're curious, you'll just have to make them and decide for yourself!

Cake Batter-Dipped Oreos
1 box cake mix, any flavor (I used yellow cake)
1-2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (optional)
Oreo Sandwich Cookies or Mini Oreos

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. Stir a small amount of water into the cake mix and keep adding water until the mix has the consistency of thick pancake or muffin batter (it should be reasonably thick or it won't stick to the Oreos). If you wish, you can add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil (I've tried it with and without, and both worked fine).

Dip Oreos into batter, taking care to coat evenly. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake immediately. If desired, you can top cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar before baking or dip into melted chocolate once baked and cooled. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until cake batter begins to brown slightly. Allow baked Oreos to cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to a countertop to cool completely. Serve, of course, with a tall glass of milk.

A few notes: As I mentioned earlier, this is more like a set of directions than a real recipe. Of course, that doesn't make it any less tasty! I made our batch with Mini Oreos and they were great, but I bet the full size (or Double Stuff!!!) would be even better! I mixed mine up in small batches, just taking out cake mix as needed, but I'm sure you could easily make a big batch with the whole mix. I wanted to try a batch with the mix made as directed (i.e. eggs, oil, water, and all) but we ran out of Oreos! Still, I think this would probably work just as well if you're skeptical about just using water. These make a tasty treat, but they'd also make cute party eats or a fun baking activity for kids!

This post is linked at:
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Delightfully Dowling: Mangia Mondays
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms: Melt in Your Mouth Mondays
Lark's Country Heart: Made it on Monday
33 Shades of Green: Tasty Tuesdays
Blessed With Grace: Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays
This Chick Cooks: These Chicks Cooked
Ginger Snap Crafts: Wow Me Wednesday
My Girlish Whims: Your Whims Wednesday
Hugs & CookiesXOXO: Wonka Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design: Show and Tell Wednesday
The King's Court IV: What's Cooking Wednesday
Lady Behind the Curtain: Cast Party Wednesday
Something Swanky: Sweet Treats Thursday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Sweet as Sugar Cookies: Sweets for a Saturday
Remodelaholic: Recipe Linky Party
Southern Lovely: Show and Share
Crazy for Crust: Crazy Sweet Tuesday


  1. Wow, those look amazing. Probably a sneeze away from the deep-fried Oreo cookies you get at carnivals!

  2. Wow, those look yum! I have a friend who makes something similar, the oreo is covered in choc chip cookie dough and baked. Tks for sharing.

  3. So cute! Love them!
    I would like to invite you to link these up to "Made it on Monday" recipe link party.

  4. Such an awesome idea! They look so cute and pretty. Now I just need an excuse to make them. :)

  5. These look great. They remind me of those deep-fried oreos they serve at fairs, but much easier to make.

  6. Saw you on Sweets for a Saturday - looks good! And makes me excited for the State Fair starting this week! :)

  7. I made these last night! They were yummy! Thank you for sharing with us! :)


  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I can't believe I've never tried fried Oreos, but I guess I'll just have to keep making these until I get the chance :)

    Heather, I'm glad you enjoyed them!

  9. Oreos are my husband's favorite so I think he'd love this!

  10. Woooooaaa, what an idea! They look VERY rich and tasty. My kids will LOVE these!

  11. Wow! These look fantastic! What a fun switch on deep fried oreos!

  12. Hi Rachel,
    What a great little treat! I can't wait to try this recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. These look wonderful! What a great idea.


  15. Oh my gosh these look sooooo good!! I'd love for you to link up with me at my link party! Hope to see you there :)

  16. Delicious! I would love to have a little taste of that right about now. :)

    I'd love to have you link up at my Show & Share party!

  17. Pinned this to try very soon. Looks yummy!

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  18. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  20. I never knew how to make fried oreos perfectly. I always see vendors make them but know I know how to make them thank you for sharing this info.Keep up the wonderful work.