Crumbl dirt cake cookies, AKA the best chocolate cookie of your life. This is made with a soft and chewy chocolate cookie base rolled in Oreo crumbs then frosted with chocolate buttercream, topped with more crushed up Oreos, and decorated with a gummy worm.
If you loved this recipe, I know you’ll also enjoy this CRUMBL Chocolate Cake Cookies copycat recipe, Soft and Chewy Crumbl Cotton Candy Cookies,
Crumbl Mom’s recipe cookies/ Soft Oatmeal cookies and also these Fresh CRUMBL Fruit Pizza Cookies.
These Crumbl dirt cake cookies are the ultimate chocolate lover’s treat. They are made with a thick chocolate cookie, coated with crushed up oreo crumbs, and piped with a silky smooth, super chocolatey buttercream.
And as the cherry on top, you can decorate these cookies with a gummy worm for an exact replica of the Crumbl cookie that we’ve seen a little while back.
This is the best Crumbl dirt cake cookie ever!
This cookie recipe was inspired by the CRUMBL Chocolate Cake Cookies copycat recipe. I took this one and transformed it into the softest and most chewy chocolate cookie.
One that’s strong enough to withhold all that chocolate frosting top while still staying soft and melt in your mouth. I succeeded and you need to give these cookies a try ASAP!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s super chocolatey.
- This cookie combines chocolate and Oreos.
- They’re perfectly thick, soft, and chewy.
- Can be made into smaller catering sized cookies.
- Is super cute for birthday parties and sleepovers!
Ingredients for this chocolate dirt cake cookie recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these Oreo dirt cake cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter- You will need butter for both the cookies and the frosting of this recipe.
- Brown & granulated sugar– The use of both of these sugar helps keep the cookie moist and give it extra depth of flavor.
- Egg– The egg is the binding agent in this recipe. The fat from the yolk also will help keep these cookie moist and rich.
- Instant coffee– The coffee is an amazing way to make the chocolate flavor pop out even more.
- Flour– All purpose flour works great for this cookie recipe.
- Dutch processed cocoa powder– Dutch processed cocoa powder will will turn these into chocolate cookies with extra chocolatey flavors.
- Baking soda– The baking soda will give the cookies some extra height.
- Oreos– You will need the cookie part of 5 Oreos minus the filling.
- Powdered sugar– The powdered sugar is used to make the chocoalte buttercream/
- Vanilla extract– Will help enhance the chocolate flavor of the buttercream.
- Semi sweet chocolate chips– Use good quality chocolate chips to make sure that the buttercream tastes as good as can be.
- Gummy worms– The gummy worms are optional but in my opinion they’re a must to make dirt cake cookies!
How to make Crumbl dirt cake cookies
This is how you can make these chocolate cookies at home. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Mix the instant coffee and hot water together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until creamy.
- Add in the egg and coffee and mix to combine.
- Mix in the dry ingredients until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls, roll them in the crushed oreo cookies, and bake.
- Swish around the cookies with a larger cookie cutter to keep them perfectly round and thick.
- Let the cookies chill fully.
Make the chocolate buttercream
- Melt the chocolate and let it cool down for a few minutes.
- cream the butter powdered sugar, vanilla, and cocoa powder until smooth.
- Add in the cooled down melted chocolate and mix until thick and creamy.
- Frost the cooled down chocolate cake cookies, top with Oreo crumbs, a gummy worm, and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
Can I crush the whole Oreo cookie? Filling and all?
No, you will have to scrape the filling off before crushing them in a food processor or a blender.
If you keep the filling in before blending the crumbs will be wet and will change the texture of the outside of the cookie.
Can I use a different frosting for this recipe?
If you don’t like the typical chocolate American buttercream you always use this Small Batch Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
I have frosted these cookies with both, but prefer the chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream. I decided not to. include it in the step by step of this recipe because it’s a little more tedious and time-consuming.
Can I make catering sized cookies out of this recipe?
Instead of making 7 cookies, it will make 14 smaller-sized cookies (so double the number of cookies for the same batch size.) Meaning scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls with a large cookie scooped and then split those in half, roll in the crushed Oreos and then bake for 8-9minutes.
How to store CRUMBL dirt cake cookies?
You can store these frosted chocolate cookies in an airtight container in a single layer at room temperature for up to 2 days. They will last longer if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for up to 7 days that way.
Just make sure to pull them out of the fridge and let them get back to room temperature before enjoying them so they slightly soften back up.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A PIPING TIP?
Don’t worry if you don’t have a piping tip, you can spread the homemade chocolate frosting right on top of your cookies then top them with the crushed Oreos.
If you really want to pipe the frosting instead of just smearing it on top, you can always add the frosting to a ziplock bag, cut the tip off and decorate your cookies.
Either way, the cookies will taste just as good! 🙂
Crumbl Chocolate dirt cake cookies
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Crumbl chocolate dirt cake cookies
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 teaspoon hot water
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 & ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 5 oreos with the filling removed, crushed
- 8 gummy worms
- ½ cup butter softened, unsalted
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips melted and slightly cooled
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
- Mix the hot water and instant coffee together in a small bowl and set aside to cool.
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Mix in the egg and the coffee until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until the flour mixture disappears. Scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls with a large cookie scooper (about ¼ cup), roll them between the palm of your hands then roll in the oreo crumbs.
- Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, gently press down on the cookies to about 1 inch in thickness, and bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes. Once the cookies are baked, swish them around between a large cookie cutter to keep them round and thick and let them cool down on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- In a bowl melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments until fully melted then set aside to cool down a little.
- In a stand mixer using a paddle attachement cream the butter, sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and cocoa powder on medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping the side from time to time.
- Add in the melted chocolate and mix on high speed, scraping down the sides from time to time. After 2-3 minutes the frosting will be smooth, and fluffy. Place the frosting in a piping bag with a Wilton 2A, and pipe the chocolate frosting on the cooled-down cookies, top with Oreo cookie crumbs, and decorate with gummy worms.
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Fantastic girl!! If I may try to help a little on the over cooked situation. I always add corn starch to my cookie recipes if you like them chewy. I add the equal amount of what the recipe called for baking soda. I also baked mine for 10mins. When you take them out they are still cooking on a hot pan while they cool. Other then that little tip these were soooooooo good! Great recipe thank you
Thank you for the feedback K!
These are great. I use black cocoa powder bc I want they darker color and I’m usually making them for Halloween to get a spookier vibe – so amazing. I’ve actually never had a real crumbl cookie – I just make these recipes – no need to pay for the real thing lmao!
Ohh the black cocoa sounds like a great substitute.
Oh wow!! This was amazing 🤩 thank you for sharing. I brought these to BUNCO & Chilled Sugar too; they were gobbled up and several ladies commented that they were BETTER than they’ve had from a pink box!! Sent some to my husband’s office and same reaction. Can’t wait to try out other cookie recipes 🤤
YASS! So so glad to hear they loved them Nancy!
The BEST cookie I’ve ever had! These are SOOOOO good! So chocolately and creamy! I’ll be dreaming about these cookies. Too bad I have to share. Lol
Best comment EVER! Thank you so much!
These were amazing! Perfect balance of chocolate. Definitely lots of fun to make for kids
How exciting! You’re welcome Megan!
These are so chocolate-y and rich! My whole Family loved these. I’ve made them multiple times and they always get devoured in minutes!!
This Recipe is amazing, I made these for Easter and everyone loved them! 💕🥰
So so so happy to hear that!! Happy late easter!
Loved them! My favorite part was the extra chocolate in the buttercream 🙂
Also, they were SO CUTE!
My only concern is that they did seem a little overdone without the buttercream. If I make them again, I might take them out slightly earlier to fix this. I myself like fudgier cookeis & don’t mind if they are slightly underdone (just as long as they’re chilled before eating).
We really enjoyed making these cookies! I’m not sure if I may have slightly over cooked them, but they actually reminded us more of a brownie edge then a cake. Definitely wasn’t a bad thing as the entire batch was gone in less than 12 hours LOL! Thanks for sharing and we can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
So glad you enjoyed them!
I had the same issue with them being slightly overcooked! I thought that once I chilled & frosted them though, they were better! Sounds like your family enjoyed them though lol