Deep Fried Oreo Cookies

Warning!  There is absolutely nothing locally grown nor healthy in this recipe.  None.  At all.

The sun is shining, everyone is getting back outside, and summer is on our minds.  With summer comes county fairs, and with county fairs comes deep fried everything.  In honor of mass produced food-like products that are deep fried and offered to you on a stick, I bring you deep fried Oreos.

This recipe comes from one of the best browsing cookbooks ever, America’s Best BBQ, on the pages featuring Righteous Urban Barbecue in New York, New York.  The book features dishes from some of our country’s best BBQ joints.  Each page is loaded with color pictures, usually highlighting amazing and well seasoned BBQ pits, restaurants looking more like shacks than anything corporate America would ever go for, lots and lots and lots of amazing pork, and rank amateur photos of gut busting food.  True Americana.


2 cups white cake mix

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1 TBS oil

Canola oil for frying

1 package Oreo cookies

Powdered sugar for garnish


1.  Preheat the oil in a deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees.

2.  In a medium bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs, mild, and oil until it forms a smooth batter.

3.  Dip the cookies in the batter until totally coated and them place in the hot oil.  The cookies will gloat.  Fry the cokies until the bottom sides are brown.  Keep a close watch because it takes only a short time to brown them.  Turn the cookies over and brown the other side.  Remove the cookies, drain on a paper towel-lined plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.


  • Taste?  Come on now, they are Deep Fried Oreos in cake batter!
  • Personally, I’m not an Oreo fan, but the warm filling and the fried cake batter coating was noteworthy.
  • Yes, more deep fried Oreos were consumed than we care to admit.

4 responses to “Deep Fried Oreo Cookies

  1. ooh, we were on the same channel! I was so sad that the frystand was out of oreos the day I went for the deep fried sampler, so at least I can see your photos…

  2. So, now we do twinkies, snickers bars, butterfingers……

  3. this is cruel. why must you tempt me so? i’ve eaten one or two (or two hundred) of these in my day, but i never knew of a batter to have white cake mix involved. great–now i know how to make them at home. this is bad news, folks. 🙂

  4. Pingback: America’s Best BBQ Reviews | Andrews McMeel Publishing Cookbooks

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