“Dirt” Cookies

These cookies are sure to be a hit with kids! Though there’s no actual “dirt” in these, the coating certainly does look like dirt, hence the name. Not only that, they use store-bought sandwich cookies in both the dough and the coating. Absolute cookie inception.

What you need

  • 16 sandwich cookies
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup & 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips (I used a white chocolate bar that I crushed up)

How you do it

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Taking apart the sandwich cookies, divide the cookies and creme. In a bowl by its self, mash the creme and set aside.06021910377692558744147018058.jpg
  3. Crush the cookies as finely as possible (using a food processor helps). Add in the unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside.0602191037a_hdr1475186866193471734.jpg
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.0602191041b2468814807919432828.jpg
  5. In stand mixer (or separate bowl), mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add in the eggs and vanilla.06021910495711531030428766243.jpg
  7. Alternating with the creme from the sandwich cookies, add in the flour in three batches.
  8. Stir in the white chocolate chips. By this point, the dough will be the consistency of drop cookies: sticky and difficult to shape. Put dough into fridge for 15 minutes to help it firm up.0602191101~2388387173608844898..jpg
  9. After dough has chilled, roll dough into tablespoon-sized dough the best of your ability. It’s okay if the dough doesn’t completely hold it’s shape. Drop into cookie and cocoa powder mixture, covering completely.0602191127_hdr240219583191814595.jpg


  10. Put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!

I love that all of these have different designs–no two are alike!

And the white chocolate adds texture and flavor.


Give these a go, and you’ll find yourself eating several at a time–they’re just that addictive! Until next time,


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