Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

Not only do I have an awesome Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake to share with you today, but I’ve also got a wonderful giveaway going on to celebrate my friend Carrian’s birthday! What a great way to celebrate – with this delicious cake and an awesome giveaway for a Microsoft Surface! Yay!

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

So how was your Easter weekend? I hope it was awesome! We had my mother and sister-in-law in town and had a nice, relaxing weekend.

It might have been the first weekend in…well, I don’t know how long, that I didn’t do blog baking. Just baked and cooked for our Easter meal.

It was kind of nice. I love baking for the blog, but I totally messed up the pie crust for my Strawberry Cream Pie. And when normally I’d have been frustrated because I’d have to redo it, it was nice to just not care. It might not have looked great, but we still inhaled it. SO good.

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

We went and saw “Heaven is for real” in theaters. Not bad, but as usual, the book is better. I also think it had more detail about Colton’s experience than the movie showed.

We went to church and the hubs helped out with the 2 year olds that I volunteer with. He got to see what that was all about. Apparently, it’s much easier than having 20 kids on a tennis court. Maybe I should join him one day to see? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

So since it’s been a while since I shared a cookie cake, I figured it was time.

I grew up on all kinds of cake – regular cake, ice cream cake, cookie cakes. My dad was always the cookie cake guy and I loved them all. I had a solid rotation for my birthdays.

Now, I love making fun variations. There’s all kinds of cake and ice cream cake variations you can buy and make, but there really aren’t a variety of cookie cakes. *sad face*

They are delicious – and easy to make – so I have started my own little collection. Some of previous faves are the Funfetti Cookie Cake and Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Cake – yum! And even though they aren’t as fancy as a regular cake, you can totally dress them up.

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

Like this Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake, for example.

It’s just full of crushed Oreos. Then it’s topped with Oreo icing, more Oreos and drizzled with chocolate. All dressed up for a party in my belly. ๐Ÿ™‚

And every one likes cookies, right? How can you go wrong?

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

So now that you have a terrific new cake recipe to make, it’s time to set you up to win this new Microsoft Surface!

Carrian from Oh Sweet Basil (did you see the guest post I did last month?) is celebrating her 30th birthday with a full week of giveaways! It doesn’t get any better than that! And today’s giveaway might just be the best one yet!

Surface 2 Giveaway Pic

So make sure you enter the giveaway below, check out her blog, enter the other giveaways and tell her Happy Birthday!

And then make this cake to celebrate! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookie Cake

Yield: 9 inch cookie cake

Ingredients

Cookie Cake
3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of crushed Oreos (about 12 oreos)
1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Icing
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup Oreo crumbs (about 9 Oreos)
2-3 tsp milk or water
additional Oreos for topping, cut in quarters

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and baking spray on the sides.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined.
5. Stir in Oreos and chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
6. Press dough evenly into prepared cake pan.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool mostly in the cake pan, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the icing:
1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Mix in the vanilla extract and 1 tsp water or milk.
4. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
5. Stir in Oreo crumbs.
6. Add more water to get the right consistency.
7. Ice edges of cake, the put quartered Oreos onto the icing.
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Enjoy!

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