Cookies and Cream Cookies

Cookies and Cream Cookies are rich, soft, and tender cookies that explode with the flavor of Oreo cookies and cream in every bite. Chock full of cookies ‘n cream baking chips, these super soft cookies will have you hooked after one bite.

three cookies and cream cookies stacked on a table.

Cookies are a classic sweet treat, and we make our fair share of them. You’ll notice our site is full of all kinds of cookie recipes, and for good reason. They’re delicious! This cookie and cream recipe is one variety we love to wow family and friends. These cookies always have everyone coming back for more.

stack of cookies with the top one broken in half.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These cookies have a wonderful, soft, and chewy texture.
  • They only take a few simple ingredients to make.
  • Every bite is loaded with classic cookies and cream flavor.


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You’ll only need a few basic baking ingredients to make these cookies. In fact, the only thing you might have to shop for is the cookies n cream baking chips.

  • Unsalted butter – softened
  • Cream cheese – softened
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Cookies n Cream baking chips

🔪 How to Make Cookies and Cream Cookies

Making these cookies is a snap. Like most other cookie recipes, you just make the dough, fold in the chips, and bake. That’s it!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with non-stick cooking spray.

butter and cream cheese being mixed together in a stand mixer.

Step 2: Combine the Cream Cheese and Butter

Cream the butter and cream cheese in a bowl or stand mixer until fluffy.

brown sugar, and flour being mixed into dough in a stainless steel mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add the Remaining Ingredients

Add the sugars, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar and mix until fluffy. Then, mix in the egg and vanilla to combine. Add the flour and mix until the dough forms.

chocolate chips being added to cookie dough.

Step 4: Add the Cookies n Cream Chips

Fold the cookies n cream chips into the dough by hand until thoroughly combined.

cookie dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 5: Bake

Scoop the dough out in golf ball-sized mounds, place them on the baking sheet, and flatten them slightly into a disc shape. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are set and slightly browned.

cookies cooling on a wire rack.

Step 6: Cool

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • This soft, chewy dough is a great base for any of your favorite cookie mix-ins.
  • Try topping the cookies with crumbled Oreos, pressing them gently into the cookies while still soft.
  • Use crushed Oreos instead of the cookies n cream chips.

If you’re a fan of cookies and cream, then check out our Oreo marshmallow bars for ooey gooey, cookies and cream flavor.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
cookies and cream cookies lined up on a rectangular platter.

🥫 Storage

Store these cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in single layers separated by wax paper in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Cookies and Cream Cookies

Like all cookies, these are great with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. They’re also a great item to pair with dessert dips!

💭 Tips

  • Be sure your butter and cream cheese are fully softened for the best cookie texture.
  • To avoid messy hands, dampen them with a bit of water before mixing in the cookie n cream chips.
  • Press down the dough slightly, but don’t go overboard. The cookies will spread a bit on their own.
  • Be sure to leave room on the baking sheet for the cookies to spread.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What does cream cheese do in these cookies?

The cream cheese gives the cookies a slight tanginess, as well as making them moister and adding richness.

Why do you let cookies cool on the baking sheet?

Letting cookies cool on the baking sheet allows them to continue baking. This carryover time is how you make soft, chewy cookies that aren’t raw.

What’s the secret to soft cookies?

Underbaking them is actually one of the best ways to get soft cookies. Remove the cookies when the edges are golden and set, then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. The carryover baking time will continue to bake the cookies while allowing them to stay soft.

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Cookies and Cream Cookies

Cookies and cream cookies are soft and chewy and loaded Cookies 'N Cream baking chips. They're easy to make and hard to stop eating!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 288kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 8.5 ounces Cookies n Cream mix-ins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep your cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper or spraying them with non-stick spray, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the soft butter and cream cheese. Mix well.
  • Add in the sugars, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Cream until fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla extract and combine well. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides, then mix again.
  • Add in the flour and mix on low speed for about a minute and then medium for another minute. Scrape down sides if needed.
  • Add in the cookies and cream mix-ins and fold by hand until thoroughly combined.
  • Scoop out golf ball-sized dough mounds and flatten them slightly into a disc shape. Leave enough space around each cookie for spreading while baking.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and just slightly browned. Allow to cool on a baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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