REVIEW: Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies

Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies

I begin this review with an urgent request.

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest grocery store/megamart/convenience store/bodega/Nabisco factory to get your hands on a pack of Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies.

And I’m not joking. After personally eating the first package I bought (and upon realizing that I probably needed at least one cookie to take a picture of for this review), I went to Target the very next day to procure another bag. Upon arriving, I found the Oreo shelf decimated, but managed to grab the last package on the shelf. Apologies in advance to anyone who shops at my local Target.

Nabisco’s newest limited edition Oreo flavor features two graham flavored cookies with cookie butter crème sandwiched between them. I’m going to assume that most TIB readers are well versed in the flavor of cookie butter, but here’s a crash course for those who haven’t: cookie butter is a spreadable concoction popularized by Trader Joe’s featuring the flavor of speculoos, a spiced shortcrust biscuit popular in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. It’s good on waffles, toast, pretzels, and (obviously) cookies.

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When I opened my package, I was immediately overwhelmed by beige. While the packaging suggests that the cookies should have some definition against the darker brown cookie butter filling, they instead all blend together into an amorphous tan extravaganza. To be fair, the appearance doesn’t affect the taste, but it wouldn’t have hurt if the cookies got a little bit more time in the tanning bed before packaging.

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Similar to the cookie butter’s indiscernibility visually, the graham scent of the cookie masks most of the spicy cookie butter smell. The taste, however, is a different story. Per usual, the filling is the star of the show, with a strong gingerbread and molasses flavor evident throughout the cookie sandwich. The texture of the cookie butter is on-point as well, and when eaten independent of the cookie base you can really feel the familiar grit of the crushed speculoos biscuits mixed within the crème.

If there’s any area these Oreo cookies fall short in, it’s in the durability of the cookies themselves. With one bite, the cookies shatter quite noticeably and coat your cookie-eating-surface with a shower of graham sand. I’d imagine that the non-traditional graham cookie base has something to do with this, and it makes me wonder how these would have tasted with Oreo’s original chocolate cookie (*makes note for next visit to the Target cookie war zone*).

All in all, these cookies are excellent. While some previous limited edition Oreo flavors have fallen flat, these sandwiches reign supreme over the cookie kingdom. They’re speculoos-tacular!

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.).)

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 10.7 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Burning off the Oreo cookies by running to the store. Amazing flavor. Visions of Franken-Oreo creations.
Cons: Needs a few more minutes out in the sun. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

15 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies”

  1. I personally found the cookie butter flavoring on the light side. It was more sweet cream (like a regular oreo) with a small aftertaste of cookie butter/biscoff. The graham cookie overpowered the entire oreo.

    1. You’re not wrong. I mean, I guess it’s kinda there, but it has nothing on the Lotus Biscoff spread. (Maybe it’s closer to the Trader Joe’s, but I’ve never tried that, so I’m only guessing here.) Whatever it is, it’s a bit disappointing. At least it still tastes good.

  2. I had my first Cookie Butter Oreo just a couple of hours ago, and it was also my first exposure to the taste of cookie butter in any form. I noticed a slight cinnamon taste to it, but there was definitely not a distinctive flavor. To me, the Cookie Butter Oreos are fine, just not special.

  3. I really wish Oreo would actually use the damn chocolate wafers. Oreos were originally chocolate, why are all the new flavors with “graham” or “golden” cookies. Give me chocolate cookie butter, give me chocolate cheesecake, hell even chocolate PB&J

    1. I wish they would make a naked Oreo. No cream whatsoever. The chocolate cookie is the best part. All in favor say “aye”.

      1. Funny you say that, because I’ve always wished they would just sell Oreo creme straight up in jars, with no cookie to get in the way. I feel like Nabisco could make both things happen!

      2. I’m with you. That’s why I really like the thins. Seems there’s a higher cookie to cream ratio than the classic cookie.

  4. I was dissappointed in these! After devouring MANY Biscoff cookies, and their version of the cookie butter, I felt these tasted nothing like true cookie butter. I agree with other comments that the graham cookie overpowered everything.

  5. These are my ABSOLUTE favorite Oreo’s!! PLEASE tell me they will be available again – it is mid Aug 2018 and I am having withdrawals….. (although if they do not re-release them, I might lose the 40 lbs that I gained from them)
    That’s all, just putting my 2 cents out there.

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