Golden Oreo’s reign supreme at my house.  They are definitely my families store bought cookie of choice.  No matter how you serve them up {even straight from the package}, they are gone in no time!  Whether I put them in a cheesecake, stuff them in a truffle or make a cookie…we just CAN’T get enough.  So when I made these Golden Oreo Cookies and Cream Whoopie Pies I wasn’t surprised to see them disappear in minutes {literally}!  Keep scrolling to see how you can make them too.

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The funny thing is that before I married my Darb I had never even tried a Golden Oreo.  I was an original Oreo lover all of the way.

Darb on the other hand, ate Golden Oreo’s in his lunch every single day.  So it wasn’t long before I was converted.

That isn’t to say that I don’t love an original every now and then but I would take a Golden Oreo any day of the week!

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How to Make Cake Mix Whoopie Pie Cookies

I love making cake mix cookies but when it comes to a whoopie pie it really is a great option.  A really great whoopie pie has a soft cake like texture, so it is such a good base.

The dough is a quick mixture of yellow butter cake mix {or plain yellow cake mix}, flour, softened butter, sour cream and eggs. The softened butter and extra flour will give you a thicker cookie which is what you are looking for with a whoopie pie. 

Combine the ingredients with a handheld mixer {or by hand}.

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The consistency of the cookie dough will be thick and sticky.  That is how it is supposed to be.

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Another way to ensure a thick cookie and to help with handling a sticky dough, is to refrigerate it.  You could refrigerate the entire bowl of dough but I prefer to scoop the dough before hand so that the process works faster.

Use a small cookie scoop, scoop mounds of dough onto a parchment {or wax paper} lined baking sheet.  

You should get about 48 cookie scoops {or 24 cookie sandwiches} with a small scoop.  If you use a medium scoop then you will get about half of that amount.

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Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.  You can see that the texture of the dough has changed slightly.

To get the maximum amount of height, roll the cookie ball in your hand {use a little flour if it is too sticky} and then make a tall cookie mound.

Bake 8-12 cookies at a time on a silicone mat {or parchment lined baking sheet}.

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Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes for a small scoop {or 11-12 minutes for a medium scoop} or until the top and outside of the cookies are set.  You will also see the edges start to barely turn golden brown.

Unlike some of the cookies on my site, we want these to bake a little longer to get the cakey texture.

5 Tips for Baking Thick & Cakey Cake Mix Cookies

  1. Add softened butter instead of melted butter or oil to the dough.  This will give you a thicker dough.  Plus, because butter is a solid fat, it will harden up nicely in the refrigerator.
  2. Refrigerate the dough after it has been scooped for at least 60 minutes.  Refrigerating the dough helps chill the butter which means it will remain solid longer in the oven and that keeps the cookies from spreading.
  3. Shape refrigerated dough into tall mounds.  When you shape the dough into tall cookie dough mounds you are giving the dough farther to bake down.  That will keep it thicker than a cookie you just scoop and bake.
  4. Bake cookies for a little longer than normal cake mix cookies.  Most of the time I have you almost under bake cookies and then they cool completely on the warm baking sheet.  In this case, we want cakey cookies so baking them a little longer gives the cookie the texture you are looking for.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack, not a baking sheet.  To compensate for baking them longer, we want to be sure that we don’t over bake them.  Removing them from the baking sheet and to a cooling rack straight from the oven will accomplish that.

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Homemade Golden Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting Filling

In order to keep the cookies from being too overwhelmingly sweet, we are going to use a combination of butter and cream cheese.

Use a handheld mixer to combine the butter and cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy.  Add the the powdered sugar and mix until you have a thick and smooth frosting.

Then add your crushed Golden Oreo Cookie crumbs and mix in by hand until evenly distributed.

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Now it is time to pipe {or spread} a good amount of frosting onto half of the cookies.  Remember…these are sandwich cookies!!

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Top with the other half of the cookies and watch the Golden Oreo Whoopie Pies come to life before your eyes.

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One of the best things about these Golden Oreo Whoopie Pies is that they got better the longer they sat.  Truly!  My family wasn’t sure they were as good as the Cookies and Cream Whoopie Pies.  Then they sat over night and their minds were completely changed.

By the second day, these golden oreo whoopie pies were gone and we were dreaming of another batch.  Please excuse me while I go bake one. 

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Do you love sandwich cookies?  Try these recipes…

Golden Oreo Whoopie Pies

Golden Oreo's and a cake mix are transformed into a soft and cakey Whoopie Pie cookie that is filled with a homemade Golden Oreo frosting. The perfect cookie!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 24 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 1-15.25 oz. box yellow butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour

Golden Oreo Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 4 oz. cream cheese {softened}
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Golden Oreo's {crushed}-about 8 cookies

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and cover baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl combine cake mix, butter, eggs, sour cream and flour. Using a hand held mixer {or mix by hand}, mix the ingredients until just combined. There may be small bits of butter in the dough.

  3. Scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a small cookie scoop {you should get 48 small cookie mounds}. Refrigerate the dough scoops for at least 60 minutes.

  4. Once chilled, roll cookie dough scoop in your hand and make a tall cookie dough mound. Add a dozen cookie scoops to a cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges and top of the cookie are set and the edges are just starting to turn golden brown. Move cookies immediately to a cooling rack to cool completely. Continue until all of the cookies are baked.

Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Use a hand held mixer to mix until creamy and smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until completely incorporated.

  2. In a large Ziploc bag {or food processor}, crush Golden Oreo cookies. Add crushed cookies to the frosting and mix until the cookies are evenly incorporated. Put frosting into a piping bag {or large Ziploc bag} and cut a large triangle {a small triangle won't allow the cookies to go through}.

Finishing the Whoopie Pies

  1. Pipe a generous amount of Cookies and Cream frosting onto half of the cookies and top with the other half of the cookies. Serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. These chocolate whoopie pies are also great refrigerated for up to 5 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

  • Use a medium cookie scoop for 12 sandwich cookies.  Bake for 11-12 minutes.