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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!
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!
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.
Ingredients For Your Dirt Cake Chocolate Frosted Cookie
For your Chocolate Cake Cookie
- brown sugar
- dutch cocoa powder
- baking soda
- all-purpose flour
For your Chocolate Frosting
- powdered sugar
- Dutch cocoa powder
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- heavy cream
How To Make A Copy Chocolate Cake Crumble Cookies
- 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.
How to Make The Perfect Chocolate Cookie 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
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.
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!
More Easy Cookie Recipes
- Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
- Frosted Lemon Sour Cream Cookies
- Key Lime Cookies
- Brownie Cookies
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!
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- 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
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 7 crushed Oreos with the filling removed.
- 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
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.
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.
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Hi I'm April! I've been married to my husband, Brent for 15 years, and we have 3 kids who keeps up on our toes. I love to create easy, simple, yet delicious family friendly recipes. If I'm not in the kitchen you can find me in the carpool lane, dance recitals, sitting on the football field, or chasing our busy toddler.
Crumbl releases new flavors each week, while also keeping their traditional frosted, chilled sugar cookie and warm chocolate chip cookie permanently on the menu. To see all of the other flavors Crumbl releases, simply follow them on social media.Are Crumbl cookies soft or hard? ›
They are treats that are dense, ultra crumbly, and crunchy (yet soft at the same time), according to a Local Profile review. Not to mention their famous chocolate chip cookies have notes of toffee and instantly melt in your mouth.What makes Crumbl cookies so special? ›
They're much sweeter than other gourmet brands, with a sugary sweetness as opposed to a decadent dark chocolate. (Think more milk chocolate, buttercream frosting and sugar cookie flavors.) They're chewy on the inside with slightly crisp edges, giving them a good snap when you bite into them.Can you only get the flavors of the week at Crumbl cookies? ›
Each week, our menu rotates to give you 4-5 different specialty flavors to taste and enjoy. But don't worry, our famous Milk Chocolate Chip will always be available for you to enjoy!
Crumbl has a loyalty program where you can earn “Crumbs” (loyalty points) for purchases. These Crumbs accumulate to earn you free cookies. This is one of the easiest ways to earn free cookies. Every purchase adds up and you can earn Crumbl Cash to get free cookies at a future visit.What was Crumbl first specialty cookie? ›
At first, Crumbl only served fresh milk chocolate chip cookies for takeout and delivery, but other services slowly began being offered such as curbside pick-up, catering, nationwide shipping and more!Are Crumbl Cookies unhealthy? ›
In terms of nutrition, Crumble Cookies are relatively low in calories, but their high sugar content can cause your health to suffer. However, they are not a healthy option if you aim for a lower-carbohydrate diet. Don't make Crumbl Cookies your primary focus if you're trying to lose weight.Are Crumbl Cookies overrated? ›
Crumbl Cookies have recently become the new trend and food craze. However, there are a number of reasons these sugary treats are overpriced, overrated, and overall terrible. Crumbl Cookies began to rise in popularity because of their unique way to order in stores.Are Crumbl Cookies worth the hype? ›
4/5 stars. If you haven't tried Crumbl Cookies, definitely do give them a try! I suggest picking up a Milk Chocolate Chip and adding in a few of the week's specials. Their chocolate base cookies seem to be particularly good.Is Crumbl a fad? ›
In 2020, TikTok coined a new company as the most recent hot-spot for delicious desserts – Crumbl Cookies. The franchise gained popularity quickly, especially due to their large social media presence.
With nearly 200 flavors and counting, Crumbl is expanding in every conceivable way. Here's the Crumbl rumble: The menu changes weekly to feature four or five different flavors of cookies, some returning favorites and some brand new.How much does it cost to start a Crumbl franchise? ›
The cost to open a Crumbl ranges from $229,666 to $574,833, including a $25,000 franchise fee. Franchisees pay an 8 percent royalty fee. The average unit volume was $1.27 million in 2020, according to Crumbl's franchise disclosure document.What day of the week does Crumbl change flavors? ›
New flavors are introduced every Sunday for the week ahead. Crumbl is the perfect gift for any occasion and is available for delivery, pickup, shipping, and catering. There are more than fifteen locations across the Valley including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Queen Creek.Can I freeze Crumbl Cookies? ›
You can wrap each cookie separately in plastic wrap or you can cut squares of parchment paper or wax paper and place them between cookies and then stack. You may also freeze cookies on a lined (I use parchment paper) baking sheet until they are completely frozen and then you may pack them.How often does Crumbl change their ice cream flavors? ›
Each week, our menu rotates to give you 4 different specialty flavors to taste and enjoy. Don't worry, our famous milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookie are always available.What does Crumbl give for your birthday? ›
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🎉🙌🖤 Be sure to add your birthday to the Crumbl app to get your free birthday cookie!What is free cookie day at Crumbl? ›
And given Saturday, 12/4 is National Cookie Day, they've decided to celebrate a day early with a Free Cookie Day on Friday, 12/3 UNTIL MIDNIGHT where everyone can receive a free chocolate chip cookie (one visit per day, per person); all they ask is that customers show they have downloaded the Crumbl Cookies app!What does chick fil a give on your birthday? ›
Chick-fil-A – Download the Chick-Fil-A app and get a free Chocolate Chunk cookie on your birthday.Who owns Crumbl cookies Mormon? ›
About Jason McGowan
The very ﬁrst Crumbl bakery opened in 2017 in Logan, UT while Sawyer, (the other cousin), was attending Utah State University. Since then, the bakery franchise has expanded to over 100 locations in 17 states, each continuing to spread fast, fresh & warm cookies to Crumblrs everywhere!
McGowan founded the brand with his cousin, Sawyer Hemsley, in 2017. The brand has since grown to more than 400 locations that largely sell just cookies (as well as some ice cream).
You know, that bright red treat that's made with red food coloring and cocoa powder. Pink velvet is a more mellow flavor if you ask me. It is characterized by its vanilla and light almond flavors and of course the color pink.What Crumbl cookie has the most calories? ›
|Crumbl Cookie (FULL COOKIE)||Calories||Fat|
|Double Fudge Brownie||680||36|
|Chocolate Toffee Cake||600||36|
|Crumbl CookiesClassic Sugar Cookie 1 cookie (30g) Nutrition Facts 110 calories||Log food|
|Crumbl CookiesMilk Chocolate Chip Cookie 1 cookie (30g) Nutrition Facts 110 calories||Log food|
|Crumbl CookiesCaramel Apple Cookie 1 cookie (30g) Nutrition Facts 100 calories||Log food|
Sawyer Hemsley and Jason McGowan founded Crumbl Cookies in 2017.Are Crumbl cookies made in house? ›
Inside every Crumbl store, staff members mix, bake, and prepare the cookies fresh in an open kitchen for all to see. “Having our customers see every cookie being made is one of the best experiences of our stores,” said Sawyer Hemsley, Crumbl Co-founder & COO.How did Crumbl cookies grow so fast? ›
Crumbl found that customers enjoyed sharing reviews of certain cookies on the social media platform, a trend that gained a large following. Rather than keep its strategy separate, the brand listened to consumers and began doing its own reviews and showcasing them on other platforms.When did Crumbl cookies get popular? ›
While many restaurants were also pivoting to take-out and delivery models, some used social media to become increasingly popular. Such is the case for Crumbl Cookies, a cookie company that was launched in 2017 that saw a massive jump in sales over the last year.Why did Crumbl get rid of sugar cookies? ›
"As we seek more opportunities to create the best cookies in the world, that means we have to leave other cookies behind to make room for new and exciting ones," McGowan said. Simply put, the sugar cookie was getting beat out by other flavors.How often does Crumbl reuse flavors? ›
It is not extremely common for Crumbl Cookies to repeat flavors in a short time frame. Do not think you are going to get the Doughnut cookie every single month. You might get it once every two (2) or three (3) months.What day of the week does Crumbl cookie change their flavors? ›
New flavors are introduced every Sunday for the week ahead. Crumbl is the perfect gift for any occasion and is available for delivery, pickup, shipping, and catering. There are more than fifteen locations across the Valley including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Queen Creek.
With nearly 200 flavors and counting, Crumbl is expanding in every conceivable way.