Dirt Cake Cookies are made with crushed Oreo cookies, chocolate buttercream, a double chocolate cookie with gummy worms on top, every bite is full of fun and flavor! These delicious mud cookies are a wonderful homemade treat that your family and friends will enjoy.
Prep: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat and set it aside.
Cookie Dough: In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder, sugar, butter, and vegetable oil and stir until well mixed. Then, mix in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
Next, stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until a thick dough forms. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chunks until just combined.
Shape Dough: Proceed to divide the cookie dough into 6 equal sized portions and roll them into balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Then, set the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Bake: Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. The cookies should be just baked so that they are no longer glossy but are still soft. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.
Prepare Frosting: In a large bowl, whip the butter until fluffy using an electric mixer.
Next, add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix on low speed until it blends together fully. Then, add the vanilla extract and milk and whip together until light and fluffy.
Assemble: Start by placing the frosting into a piping bag with the corner snipped off. Proceed to pipe the frosting onto each cookie in a nice swirl pattern.
Then, crush up the Oreo cookies in another baggie or food processor to create the "dirt" for the cookies. After that, sprinkle the cookie crumbs on top of the frosting.
Next, top each cookie with a gummy worm or two, you can add as many or as few as you want. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This recipe makes 6 large cookies but you can divide the dough into 12 regular size cookies if you like or you can even make mini ones!