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Veganized: Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Written by Ashley Palmer | May 12, 2011

Love chocolate chip cookies? Love Oreos? Then let’s do the impossible and combine them into one vegan super-cookie! Trust me: If you love chocolate sweets, then this is the cookie for you!

I’ve been on a “veganizing challenge” kick lately, and my most recent conquest was the Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookie.

I whipped together this chocolate-chip cookie recipe and grabbed a box of Oreos (yes, they’re vegan!) to create this beauty:

Love like this is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies
2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Cinnamon, to taste (optional)
Handful vegan chocolate or carob chips
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup water 
Oreos (or generic equivalent)

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the chips. Make a well in the center and set aside.
  • In a medium-size bowl, add the sugar and the oil. Mix well. Add the vanilla and then the water. Mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients. Mix well, but be careful not to overdo it. Add more chips if necessary.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Form balls with the dough.*
  • Place one ball on top of an Oreo cookie and another ball on the bottom. Seal the edges together by pressing and cupping in your hands until the Oreo cookie is fully enclosed within the dough.
  • Bake the cookies for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.

*The cookie-dough recipe is from Veg Web.

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  • Brooke says:

    Instead of a full cup of unbleached sugar, I used 1/2 cup unbleached and 1/2 cup vegan brown sugar (no bone char filtration). Adds some extra sweetness :)

  • Phyllis says:

    I’m totally bringing a batch to the next office party!

  • Nicole says:

    Lighten up people. Being vegan doesn’t mean we don’t want junk from time to time. I, for one, am thrilled with this recipe. I’m new to the vegan way of life but I live to bake. Thanks Ashely for your awesome recipe!!

  • Andalucia says:

    This is precisely the reason becoming a vegan is synonymous with deliciousness

  • Teresa Chambers says:

    Why is everyone so critical? These cookies are on the Superbowl party list. They arent saying or promoting to eat them everyday as part of a nutritious diet, its a party food idea. It’s a chance to cheat a little. Also the last time I checked PETA is not a website specializing in diet and nutrition. Whether you are vegan or not there are healthy food choices and not so healthy ones. Can’t we all just get along?

  • Kat says:

    SERIOUSLY PEOPLE! Stop preaching about Peta should only post “healthy” recipes. While recipes like this are more processed and refined, that doesn’t make them bad. They are healthy for the soul. About the binge-eating comment, that would be a mental disorder and has nothing to do with this recipe. Enjoy the cookies in moderation, and don’t worry about everything having to be “healthy!” Also, recipes like this show new vegans that they don’t have to give up sweets; they can still indulge in treats even as a vegan, and there is NOTHING wrong with that!

  • Ashley-P says:

    Hey CS! I appreciate your comment, and completely understand your concerns. We actually have been posting quite a few raw vegan recipes recently and you can check some of them out here: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/raw-cream-of-mushroom-soup.aspx ; http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/Corn-Salad-Picnic-Wraps.aspx ; http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/raw-soft-bread-rolls.aspx ; http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/wheres-my-raw-oatmeal.aspx ; Enjoy!

  • Gabb says:

    In my country(Poland) Oreo are not vegan. They contain whey. ;(

  • AkiraMakena says:

    With the normal veggies-fruits-grains-legumes vegan way I eat, I’ve been shedding pounds and I feel healthy. BUT I HAVE TO MAKE THIS DOOD.

  • CS says:

    I appreciate many of PETA’s efforts. I also know what they are trying to do. They want people to know that being vegan involves some treats also. But, this is very unhealthy. And I hate the fact that oreos have so much refined sugar in them and that it is process through bone char. Like another poster said, at least use Newman O’s. I became vegetarian in the late 80s when I was a young teenager. It was nearly impossible to be vegan. But, these are different times. There are so many little health food stores popping up in each town. Also, whole foods are becoming a major franchise and are also popping up everywhere. Mainstream grocery stores also have organic food sections. My point is that there is no reason to be vegan and eat like this in this day and age. I know the article does not say this recipe is healthy. But, many people that are new to veganism are going to look at these along with PETA’s Accidentally Vegan list and think if they eat stuff like this that they can be vegan. Also, many people believe that being vegetarian and vegan that you will never gain weight. That is so not true. After hitting the age of 30, I had to really cut my calories and revamped my diet. I love to eat and had to really watch my portions even though I was vegan. So, I know PETA is trying to get people to cut out all of the obvious animal products. But, they should really promote doing it the healthy way. (This also includes cutting a lot of breads and pastas, which was my downfall). Now, we live in a day and age where we have access to so many more healthier foods. I lost a lot of that “growing old” weight by making a lot of healthier choices. My next step is to be a raw vegan. I really wish PETA would promote that more instead of Oreo filled chocolate chip cookies

  • I Love Max says:

    About how many cookies will I get from this recipe?

  • I Love Max says:

    How big should the balls of dough be?

  • janine says:

    This is precisely the reason becoming a vegan is not synonymous with weight loss

  • Britt says:

    Kenzie – don’t knock it till you try it! I made the recipe and they were fantastic and believe me – you would not eat more than one! They are so filling, everyone at work said they were so good that you wanted another but your stomach stopped you.

    Great recipe – thanks!

  • Ashley-P says:

    Hi Kenzie! Thanks for your comment. I understand that this recipe isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. I love veganizing popular web recipes to show people that you can still enjoy fun, and unique foods without hurting any animals in the process. Please also note that nowhere in this post did I claim that this recipe was healthy! :) I just like to prove that vegan food is not all tofu and bean sprouts (although, I get my fair share of those too!) like a lot of people think. If you’re looking for healthier meal ideas, we offfer those as well! Check out this recipe for Gazpacho (http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/go-gaga-for-gazpacho.aspx) and this recipe for raw oatmeal (http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/wheres-my-raw-oatmeal.aspx). Check back because later this month because I’ll be sharing a recipe for a healthy alternative to ice cream. :)

  • Kenzie says:

    I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand posts like these. Peta is about protecting the health and well being of our furry friends, but what about humans? Foods like this aren’t healthy, regardless of being vegan.
    Of course you could argue, “Well, if you only eat one cookie, it’s not so bad…” but how many people only would eat one?
    Peta uses ‘cholesterol’ and ‘saturated fat’ to deter people from eating meat, but what about using ‘blood sugar spikes’ and ‘binging’ to guide people away from things like this?

  • Even better... says:

    Use Newman O’s DAIRY FREE “creme” filled chocholate cookies instead. They are 100% vegan AND not filled with bad for you palm oils or anything artificial.

  • PETA says:

    Re: Cady and VeggieLou, it appears that Oreo’s manufactured in Europe have different ingredients than those manufactured in the United States: http://www.nabiscoworld.com/Brands/ProductInformation.aspx?BrandKey=oreo&Site=1&Product=4400000820. Indeed, if whey powder is an ingredient in European Oreo’s, then those are not vegan. If you’d like to make your own vegan Oreo’s there are many recipes online such as this one: http://www.sassyradish.com/2009/03/homemade-oreos/ — just make sure to substitute vegan ingredients when necessary, such as vegan Earth Balance butter!

  • kathy says:

    Just make sure to avoid sugar made from sugar beets because it will be genetically modified. To avoid that use cane sugar or some other source you like. If the ingredient simply says, “sugar” it’s likely from the GM beets.

  • jessicacarol says:

    i had no clue that Oreos were vega-friendly! hurray!

  • Ohmygosh...wow. says:

    Wow. I want these. So bad. I’m drooling.

  • Nat says:

    Are Oreos really vegan? The packet of double stuffed says it has whey powder and says may contain milk?

  • Cady says:

    Hey Ashley,
    I’m sorry but Oreo’s are not vegan. Look at the homepage of oreo’s and there you can inform you about the content. they say they use “whey powder (from milk)” for the cookies so it’s absolutely not vegan. I can post you the link so you can prove it.
    http://www.oreo.eu/oreo/page?siteid=oreo-prd&locale=uken1&PagecRef=616 check this out.
    greetings, Anna

  • VeggieLou says:

    I want to check something – in England Oreo’s have whey in their ingredients, therefore surely not making them vegan – why are they vegan in USA and diff receipe in England?? :( Xxx

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