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Crinkly, Wrinkly, and oh so delicious…these Cookies n’ Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate cookies. Made with malted milk powder, crushed chocolate Oreos, and chocolate and white chocolate chunks. These cookies are rich in flavor and soon to become eveyone’s favorite. They’re the perfect summer cookie to make on repeat. Every bite is slightly crisp on the edges, yet soft and chewy in the center…with just the right amount of crunch…so DELICIOUS!

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The day has come, I finally caved in and made cookies n’ cream cookies. You guys know me. I don’t usually use things like store-bought Oreos, but as I like to say, there’s a time for everything. And well, these cookies are having their moment, and I’m actually quite happy about it.

Just like every other kid out there, I grew up with Oreo’s. And though we didn’t have them all the time. There’s just something about that cookie that really does it for everyone. It’s the smell, the crunchy cookie, and that cream filling. None of it is spectacular on its own, but when put together, they’re kind of magical.

Or maybe it’s just that we all have an attachment to the cookie. They’re nostalgic to our childhoods and that’s why we love them. Either way, whether you’re ten or sixty, you’re going to love these cookies. I mean, they’re pretty hard to not love, and so much fun for summer.

prep photo of oreo cookies

How these came to be

I was working on another recipe that in theory should have been incredibly easy and incredibly delicious. But as I was photographing it, I finally had to admit to myself that it just hadn’t turned out as I’d hoped. And that wasn’t OK with me.

I think as I was working on it throughout the day I was slowly coming to that realization. My mind had been starting to wander towards things that make me think of summer. Especially my favorite summer desserts.

prep photo of cookie dough in bowl

Cookie n’ cream was a constant in my head. Something about those chocolate cookies makes me think of summertime as a kid. Sneaking inside for a cookie out of the cupboard while playing outside. Or begging mom to stop at DQ for cookies n’ cream blizzards. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but cookies n’ cream reminds me of carefree summer days.

So, at the very end of the day, as I was shooting the recipe I just wasn’t excited about, I stopped and I made these instead. It was one of those last-minute decisions that turned out to be very, very good.

prep photo of cookies before baking

Now the details

The thing about these cookies that everyone will love is that they’re EASY. Which just adds to their magic.

Just make my favorite cookie dough…minus the brown butter – I didn’t want that flavor to overpower. But plus some malted milk powder (if you have it), crushed chocolate Oreos, chocolate chunks, and a small bit of white chocolate too.

Then bake, eat, and enjoy the indulgence that is this cookie.

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So the malted milk powder, yes, it’s not a usual cookie ingredient. But it’s one of the elements that sets these cookies apart. For those of you unfamiliar with malted milk powder, it’s the best kept secret ingredient in the baking world. Malted milk is what’s typically used to make malted milkshakes, among other things. It’s made from barley wheat and gives off a nutty flavor with a natural sweetness. It reminds me of the flavors in a toasted caramel sauce with undertones of browned butter and vanilla.

It’s very subtle, but DELICIOUS. It adds a layer of flavor that keeps everyone wanting more. And I found the flavor to work perfectly with the chocolate cookies.

That being said, if you don’t have malted milk powder and don’t want to run to the store, you can also substitute flour. The cookies will still be great!

For the cookies, I just used regular ole’ Oreo cookies, But if you’re looking for a slightly healthier option, chocolate wafer cookies would be great too.

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Less than an hour later you’ll have the sweetest, crinkled cookies.  Simple as that.

They’re chocolatey, salty, sweet, gooey, and have just the tiniest bit of CRUNCH. Basically, they’re everything you could want out of a cookie. They’re going to take you back to being a kid again, which I LOVE. Especially during the summertime. We should all be a little more carefree this time of year. So let yourself enjoy a slightly indulgent cookie. Trust me, it’s going to be great!

Next up on the summer dessert recipe lineup…I’m thinking I need to do some s’mores…

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Looking for other fun summer dessert recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Malted Milk Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

Giant Salted Espresso Hot Fudge Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts

Healthier Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Lastly, if you make these Cookies n’ Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Cookies n' Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 172 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Add the vanilla, beating until creamy. Add the flour, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the crushed Oreos, chocolate chunks, and white chocolate.
    3. Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon size balls and place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 6-7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter to flatten them down. Return to the oven and bake another 3 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to set on the edges, but still doughy in the center. Remove from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times, to flatten them down again. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet. Eat warm (highly recommended) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 


Freezing: the cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw, then bake as directed. 
If Your Cookies are Coming out Cakey: use 1 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup malt powder. 
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    1. Hi Irene,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

    2. These cookies are amazing!!! Yum! I left out the malted milk powder b/c they didn’t have it at aldi but LOVED them still !

      1. Hey Brittany,
        Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xx

  1. These might be the best cookies I have ever made/eaten! I followed the 1 3/4 cup flour suggestion and they came out perfectly.

    1. Hey Krishna,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  2. 4 stars
    Hi! I just made these cookies for Thanksgiving!! They are sooo yummy! My first time making cookies from scratch!! I did notice the cookies cooked a little quick where the edges were cooked and center a little doughy! But I am so happy at the way they came out!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your yummy recipes!! Love them all 🙂

    1. Hi Samantha,
      I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan

  3. My boyfriends response “those are f$ck!ng good!” Followed to a T! Those that didn’t have it come out right don’t know how to really bang the cookies flat! Your insta videos have taught me how to make all your recipes come out right!

    1. Hey Jordan,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    These are so good. I’ve made two batches in the past week. My family says the best chocolate chip cookies ever! Thank you.

    1. Hey Catherine,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  5. Oh my goodness. I’m at a loss for words with these cookies. They are now one of my all time favorites and everyone in my house LOVES them!! They are such a nice switch up from a regular chocolate chip cookie – I’m obsessed. I cannot wait to try more recipes out! 🙂

    1. Hey Meghan,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    The bad news, I can never make these again, for fear of eating them all in one sitting. The good news, these are AMAZING! My husband said they are the best thing he’s ever eaten. I did 1 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup malt powder as was suggested. They are chewy, chocolatey, malty and have amazing flavor! Will be my go-to cookie, thank you!

    1. Hey Bri,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  7. 1 star
    I am trying this recipe one more time. The first time I followed it exactly and the cookies were very dry and did not flatten. Seems like way too much flour. Banged the pan like crazy and used room temp butter and eggs. This time I will omit 1/4 cup flour and have the butter slightly melted to see what happens. Wish me luck!!

  8. 1 star
    I followed the recipe perfectly, read lots of comments so did as some suggested (and recipe) 1 3/4 C flour plus 1/4 C of malted milk powder (ovaltine) and cookies came out sort of cakey/spongy, not crispy/chewy as I hoped. Like most comments have said, not a great recipe and definitely not like picture 🙁 disappointing.

    1. Hey Liz,
      So sorry to hear this! Did you bang the cookies on the counter? These are not meant to be crispy. Please let me know how I can help. xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    AMAZING ! Followed the recipe exactly and my cookies came out identical. I opted to use the 1 3/4 cup flour plus 1/4 milk powder.. I read other reviews below and I think people either didn’t beat their butter and sugar long enough or didn’t use room temp eggs – without those these cookies definitely won’t spread. 10/10 definitely making again!

    1. Hey Alexa,
      Happy Friday! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed. I appreciate you giving it a try:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Katherine,
      I like to use dark chocolate because that’s what my family enjoys, but use whatever you prefer! I hope you love the cookies, please let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  10. 4 stars
    I made these cookies and they are so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes! I have one question – how do I make them flat like yours? I banged the pan like the recipe said, but it didn’t create the flatness yours have. Thanks!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Next time, try gently flattening the dough with your hand before baking. Have a great week:) xTieghan

  11. 5 stars

    I made these today as written and they were delicious. I love all your recipes so much. Even though they don’t always look as pretty as yours, they never fail to taste good. I appreciate you posting all the recipes for us to enjoy. xoxo Pam

    1. Hey Pam,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Absolutely Loved these cookies! My toddler helped make them, and she lovedddd it! They were a little thin for my preference, but I’ll pop them in the fridge to solid up the dough a little bit more next time. Thank you for posting such great recipes!

    1. Hey Carol,
      Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! Have a great day! xxTieghan