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These Oreo red velvet cookies have slightly crispy edges and a gooey middle. Loaded with Oreo cookie pieces, they’re ready in 22 minutes, made in one bowl, and there’s no dough chilling required!
These red velvet cookies with Oreos are a colorful, fun combination of my oreo chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cookies. They’re the perfect cookies for the holidays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or just any regular day of the year!
Combining these two recipes means not only do you have the yummy red velvet flavor, which has a subtle hint of chocolate, but you’ll get Oreo pieces in every bite. The cocoa powder in the red velvet cookies pairs perfectly with the crushed up Oreos!
Why You'll Love These Oreo Red Velvet Cookies
- These cookies are super soft, chewy and have an extra gooey center!
- It takes just 22 minutes to whip these cookies up.
- This recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- There is zero dough chilling required so you can bake these cookies straight away.
- These red velvet oreo cookies can easily be made vegan or gluten free as well.
- Flour: this recipe works best with all purpose flour, but you can also use gluten free all purpose 1-1 baking flour.
- Butter: feel free to use regular butter or vegan butter.
- Cocoa Powder: be sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder. This is going to give us that classic red velvet taste!
- Red food colouring: I’ve only tested this recipe with liquid food colouring and not gel food colouring, so you may need to adjust the amounts depending on what you are using!
- Egg: If you want to make these cookies vegan, you can add Oreos to my vegan red velvet cookies
- Oreos: I’m using classic Oreos here, but feel free to use any Oreo flavor you want (for minty flavor, try mint Oreos!). You can also use gluten free Oreos.
Step By Step Instructions
Note: Full ingredient measurements and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
You can also add the Oreos to a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin until they are fine. Roughly chop the remaining Oreos and set them aside.
Step 3: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld mixer, combine the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. This will take 1-2 minutes.
Add the egg, red food coloring and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined. Remember, different brands of food coloring will be darker than others! I suggest starting with just 1 teaspoon and then add more if needed.
Step 4: Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Stir in the Oreo crumbs and crushed Oreos, mixing just until it is combined.
Step 5: Use a medium cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop out 1.5-2 tablespoons of cookie dough and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, keeping them 3-4 inches apart. Stick a few more Oreo pieces on top of each cookie dough ball if desired.
Step 6: Bake the oreo red velvet cookies a sheet at a time for 8-11 minutes. The edges should be set and the middle will look underbaked, which is what you want! The cookies will continue baking once you take them out of the oven.
FAQs and Expert Tips
I’ve tested these with classic Oreos, but feel free to mix it up! You can use mint Oreos, red velvet Oreos, or Christmas Oreos!
How can I make these vegan?
If you want to make these vegan, use this vegan red velvet cookie recipe and add the Oreos and Oreo crumbs.
Yes, Oreos are vegan and dairy free!
Red velvet has a slight chocolatey taste thanks to the addition of some cocoa powder! While the red food coloring doesn’t add any flavor, it does give you a bright, beautiful cookie.
- Measure your flour properly: Measure your flour using either a kitchen scale or the scoop and level method. A lot of people will add too much flour to the cookie dough, leading to a dry and crumbly cookie.
- Start off slow with the food coloring: different brands will give you a different intensity of red, so I recommend starting off with just a teaspoon and going from there! You can always add more if the dough isn’t as red as you would like.
- Add white chocolate chips: Or even semisweet chocolate chips would be a delicious addition!
- Under-baking the cookies: you want these oreo red velvet cookies to be soft and gooey, so make sure to slightly under-bake the cookies. You’ll know the cookies are done baking when the edges are set but the middle is still underbaking.
- Get bakery worthy cookies: set aside some extra chopped up Oreos. Place those on top of the cookie dough balls just before baking!
Storage and Freezing Instructions
Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
You can freeze the unbaked cookie dough balls and the baked cookies. Store baked cookies in the freezer in a freezer bag for up to 2 months. Just let them thaw at room temperature when you’re ready to eat!
To freeze the cookie dough, place the cookie dough balls on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet and place in the freezer until they are almost frozen. Transfer the cookie dough balls to a ziploc bag and freeze for up to 2 months. You may need to add an extra minute or two to the baking time!
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Oreo Red Velvet Cookies
- ½ cup butter, softened (regular or vegan)
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons liquid red food coloring
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Oreo crumbs (or 3 crushed oreos)
- 5 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Measure out your Oreo crumbs, or make your own by finely chopping 3 Oreo cookies, or placing them in the food processor or blender until crumbs form. You can also add the Oreos to a ziploc bag and roll over them with a roll pin until you have fine crumbs. Roughly chop the remaining 5 Oreo cookies and set aside.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment or a handheld mixer, mix butter and sugars until light in color and fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add in the egg, food coloring and vanilla extract, and beat until just combined. Different brands of food coloring will be darker than others, so start with just 1 teaspoon and add more as needed.
- Mix in the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Add in the Oreo crumbs, and crushed Oreos and mix until just combined.
- Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 8-11 minutes. Remove them from the oven when the edges look set. They will look under-baked in the middle!
The calorie information provided for this recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.