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Mini Crumbl Dirt Cake Cookies Copycat Recipe

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Oh boy, we are back with another Crumbl copycat recipe. This one is a twist on our favorite childhood treat, Dirt Cake. These super soft, chocolate fudge cookies are rolled in Oreo crumbs, topped with a dark chocolate frosting and sprinkled with more Oreo and a gummy worm.

Trust us, your kids are going to LOVE these! If you don’t happen to live near a Crumbl Cookies (which is totally sad in itself!), this is one of the speciality flavors this week. But we GOT YOU! This recipe will have you duplicating the Crumbl cookies in your own kitchen in no time. Seriously, these are so easy to make.

crumbl dirt cake cookies

If rich chocolate cake isn’t necessarily your thing, may I suggest one of our other Crumbl copycat recipes such as Twix Cookies, Churro CookiesS’mores Brownie CookiesCircus Animal CookiesSalted Caramel Cheesecake CookiesS’mores Brownie Cookies or the Chilled Sugar Cookies.

MINI CRUMBL IS THE PERFECT SIZE

Yes, Crumbl is known for their giant cookies. They are so big, in fact, they list them as 3.5-6.5 servings in their stores. I don’t know about you, but I hate to share my cookies. And who eats 1/6 of a cookie anyway?? I like my own perfectly round, un-touched cookie so mini cookies are right up my alley.

That’s right, we are so in love with our MINI Crumbl size that we made this week’s Dirt Cake Cookies mini as well!

This Dirt Cake Cookies recipe makes 24 cookies because I recommend making them MUCH smaller than Crumbl would. Instead of a “shareable cookie”, this is a bite-sized cookie that you won’t feel so guilty eating. Three bites and it’s gone. Have two or three, no one is judging! I would assume Crumbl uses at least 1/4 of a cup of cookie dough for each cookie and I suggest just about 1 tablespoons in order to make them a more manageable size.

If you prefer GIANT cookies, make only 10 cookies with this recipe and they will be GIANT!! If you prefer smaller cookies, make 24 with the dough. So, you do you.

DIRT CAKE COOKIES INGREDIENTS

dirt cookies

Butter – The butter for this recipe should be cold. Right out of the fridge cold.

Brown Sugar – Unlike many other cookie recipes, you are going to use much more brown sugar than granulated sugar. It works. Trust us.

Granulated Sugar

Egg

Cold Coffee – I used this coffee that you can grab at your local grocery store. Don’t skip this because it brings out the amazing chocolate flavor.

Dark Cocoa – You can get fancy and get a more expensive cocoa but I use the Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa and it tastes great.

Vanilla – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.

Baking Soda

Flour – All-purpose flour is all you need.

Oreo Cookie Crumbs – Crush the Oreos (without the filling) in a food processor

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CAKE COOKIES

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 

2. Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.

3. Add in eggs, vanilla and cold coffee and beat until combined.

4. Add in flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Mix until all combined.

crumbl dirt cake cookies instructions

5. Scoop out 1 TBSP dough and roll into balls. (If you want HUGE cookies, scoop out 1/4 cup dough.) Roll each ball in the Oreo Cookie crumbs coating the entire dough ball. Place dough balls on prepared pan (12 cookies to a pan) and flatten with your hand to about 1/2 inch thick.

Dirt Cake Cookies on Baking Sheet

6. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool cookies cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Dirt Cake Cookies on Tray

7. While cookies are cooling, make the frosting.

DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING INGREDIENTS

Fudge Frosting

BUTTER – Softened salted or unsalted butter

VANILLA EXTRACT – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.

POWDERED SUGAR

DARK COCOA – I use the Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa and it tastes great.

DARK CHOCOLATE MELTED – Melt DARK chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted.

HOW TO MAKE DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING

In stand mixer, cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa for about 2-3 minutes until smooth.

Add in melted chocolate and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Dirt Cake Cookies with gummy worms

Put the frosting in a piping bag with a star tip OR you can put the frosting in a gallon size Ziploc bag and cut off one corner of the bag. Use the frosting bag to pipe frosting in a spiral on top of the cooled cookies.

Crumbl Cookies
Dirt Cake Cookies on blue plate

FAQs

Do I serve these cookies chilled or warm?

Honestly, you can go wrong serving them either way. They are amazing warm (this is how Crumbl serves them) and just as delicious served chill. Try it both ways and pick your favorite.

How do I warm the cookies to serve them?

Pop the cookie in the microwave for 10 seconds and you’ll get a delicious warm-out-of-the-oven cookie.

Can I make smaller cookies with this Crumbl cookie copycat recipe?

Absolutely. It just depends on the size of cookies you want and how much you divide the dough into. You can easily get 24 smaller cookies out of this recipe OR 12 larger cookies.

How do I store these cookies to keep them fresh?

I have found that all the Crumbl copycat recipes stay fresh longer if you keep them in the refrigerator. No matter what air-tight container you keep the cookies in, they don’t stay fresh as long out on the counter as they do if you put them in the fridge. So, the moral of the story is STORE THESE COOKIES IN THE FRIDGE. Sure, you can eat them cold, let them come to room temperature or warm them up but you’ll thank me when you still have fresh cookies 3-4 days later.

Crumbl Dirt Cake Cookies

Crumbl Dirt Cake Cookies Copycat Recipe

Hollie Schultz
Soft, dark chocolate cookie, rolled in Oreo crumbs, topped with a rich, dark chocolate frosting and sprinkled with more Oreo crumbs and a gummy worm.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Cooling Time 10 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 233 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dirt Cake Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Oreo Crumbs about 7 Oreos (no filling) crushed
  • 24 mini gummy worms

Fudge Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips melted

Instructions
 

Dirt Cake Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 
  • Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and cold coffee and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Mix until all combined.
  • Scoop out 1 TBSP dough and roll into balls. (If you want HUGE cookies, scoop out 1/4 cup dough.) Roll each ball in the Oreo Cookie crumbs coating the entire dough ball. Place dough balls on prepared pan (12 cookies to a pan) and flatten with your hand to about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool cookies cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. If you are making GIANT cookies, you'll need to bake them for 12-14 minutes.
  • While cookies are cooling, make the frosting.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • In stand mixer, cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa for about 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Add in melted chocolate and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Put the frosting in a piping bag with a star tip OR you can put the frosting in a gallon size Ziploc bag and cut off one corner of the bag. Use the frosting bag to pipe frosting in a spiral on top of the cooled cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 247IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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Dirt Cake Cookies

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