Copycat crumbl cookies stacked on top of each other.

Copycat Dirt Cake Crumbl Cookie (Soft Chocolate Cake Cookie)

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This Copycat Dirt Cake Crumbl Cookie Recipe features a soft chocolate cake-like cookie topped with decadent homemade chocolate frosting and Oreo crumbs. A chocolate cookie fends dream!

Copycat crumbl cookies stacked on top of each other.

I love Crumbl Cookies. I really do. The only problem is that they are pricey with a capital P! Four dollars for one cookie adds up quickly. And when you have an obsession with the soft, melt in your mouth cake-like sugar cookies that are heaven in a bite, well one just won’t due!  

Which is why I came up with this copycat recipe for one of my favorite chocolate cake cookies, the dirt cake cookie! Now I (excuse me, WE) can enjoy the taste of Crumbl Cookies without having to spend our vacation fund on them. This copycat recipe is so on point you’ll swear it came directly from the store! 

This recipe is also perfect for people who don’t have access to a Crumbl Cookies Shop near them. If you’ve never had a Crumbl cookie but have heard all your friends rave about them, then this recipe will fill that void and give you a taste of what you’ve been missing; you’re welcome! So, scroll on if soft, pillowy sugar cookies infused with dutch cocoa covered in homemade chocolate frosting made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and topped with Oreo cookie crumbs is your jam!

What Are Crumble Cookies?

Crumbl Cookies is a franchise of bakeries that specializes in a wide variety of soft, cake-like cookies. They have a large variety of flavors and textures to choose from, but the one that people seem to be most enamored with is their super soft sugar cookies. You can get flavors ranging from waffle, banana bread, fruity pebbles, strawberry shortcake, and of course, the dirt cake cookie, just to name a few. Every week they rotate out 4-5 different flavors to keep you coming back for more!

Close up of a dirt cake crumbl cookie copycat recipe on parchment paper.

Where Can I Find Crumbl Cookie Shops

Crumbl Cookies has over 259 stores located all across the United States and continues to expand rapidly. You can use their store locator to see if you have one near you. 

What is so special about Crumbl cookies?

They have a unique texture that is very different from your average sugar cookie. The outside has a crisp iced top, and the inside is super moist. They melt in your mouth with a sandy sort of texture, but not an unpleasant one. In fact, it’s quite addicting!  It really is something you have to experience for yourself.

Are Crumbl Cookies Worth It?

YES! Crumbl cookies are so worth it! They are super decadent and taste amazing. I know that they may not be for everyone, but if you’re someone who likes cake-like cookies, then these will blow your mind!

Equipment You’ll Need To Make Your Copycat Crumbl Cookie

As far as equipment goes, everything is pretty standard for this cookie recipe. Pull out a baking sheet, parchment paper, large mixing bowl, hand or stand mixer, and a 2-in cookie scoop for your chocolate cake cookies. 

For the chocolate frosting and oreo topping, you will need a few medium-sized bowls, a piping bag, and a piping tip (or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off will work just as well). While this isn’t the simplest of recipes, all the work will be well worth it.

Chocolate frosted cookies with crushed Oreos on top on parchment paper.

Ingredients For Your Dirt Cake Chocolate Frosted Cookie

For your Chocolate Cake Cookie

  • vanilla
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • dutch cocoa powder
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • all-purpose flour
  • Oreos

For your Chocolate Frosting

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • Dutch cocoa powder
  • vanilla
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • heavy cream

How To Make A Copy Chocolate Cake Crumble Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Using a mixing bowl cream together softened butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Add salt, baking soda, and dutch cocoa powder and mix until blended.
  4. Slowly mix in all-purpose flour and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl if need to make sure everything is mixed well.
  5. Use a 2-inch cookie scoop, place the dough on the lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 mins.

How to Make The Perfect Chocolate Cookie Frosting

  1. Cream together softened butter and vanilla.
  2. Slowly mix in dutch cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 25 seconds at a time until the chocolate is completely melted. Let the chocolate cool for 2-3 mins. and then add it to the frosting mixture.
  4. If your frosting is too thick add in 1 tbsp of heavy cream at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Once the cookies are completely cool frost using a piping tip. If you don’t have a piping tip you can frost like normal.
  6. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos

How to store Chocolate Cake Cookies

To store your dirt cake cookies, I would recommend keeping them in an airtight container. You should try to use them within a week or so for optimal freshness and flavor.

Copycat Crumble chocolate cake cookie recipe with a bite taken out.

Chocolate Dirt Cookies FAQs

Do I have to use Dutch cocoa powder in the cookies?

Nope, if you prefer to have a plain sugar cookie, you can omit the cocoa powder in this recipe. The cookie will be less chocolate-y and more vanilla flavored but still just as delicious!

Can I use gluten-free Flour?

You can use gluten-free flour, but the texture of your cookies will be different. You will also need to add baking powder to make sure your cookie rises.

How long does it take for the chocolate frosting to set?

It takes about an hour for your chocolate frosting to set. If you’re in a rush, then placing it into the refrigerator will firm up the frosting almost immediately, but make sure you give it at least 30 minutes or so before serving after refrigerating as cold chocolate is not pleasant!

How many cookies should I bake per sheet?

You should bake your cookies in batches of 4-6. If you try to cram too many onto the baking sheet, they won’t spread correctly and will be very thick!

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Close up of a dirt cake crumbl cookie copycat recipe on parchment paper.

Copycat Dirt Cake Crumbl Cookie Recipe

This Copycat Dirt Cake Crumbl Cookie Recipe features a soft chocolate cake-like cookie topped with decadent homemade chocolate frosting and oreo crumbs. A chocolate cookie fends dream!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ cup butter softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup dutch cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 crushed Oreos with the filling removed.

Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Using a mixing bowl cream together softened butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add salt, baking soda, and dutch cocoa powder and mix until blended.
  • Slowly mix in all-purpose flour and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl if need to make sure everything is mixed well.
  • Use a 2-inch cookie scoop, place the dough on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 mins.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Cream together softened butter and vanilla.
  • Slowly mix in dutch cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 25 seconds at a time until the chocolate is completely melted. Let the chocolate cool for 2-3 mins. and then add it to the frosting mixture.
  • If your frosting is too thick add in 1 tbsp of heavy cream at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Once the cookies are completely cool frost using a piping tip. If you don't have a piping tip you can frost like normal.
  • Sprinkle with crushed Oreos.
Keyword Cake Cookie, Copycat Crumbl Cookie, Soft Chocolate Cake Cookie
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