Gluten Free Cookies and Cream Donuts are a baked chocolate donut with cream cheese icing and topped with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. They’re super easy to make and there’s even a dairy free option!
This recipe for gluten free cookies and cream donuts is basically just a baked Oreo donut recipe. The difference? Well, they’re gluten free and it’s really all in the name.
I asked on my Facebook page and my Instagram stories for everyone to vote on what they would call the donuts – Cookies and Cream Donuts or Oreo Donuts. The winner was Cookies and Cream Donuts by a landslide. Like, it wasn’t even close.
Regular Oreos aren’t gluten free so we just swapped them out for some gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies (I get ones that are dairy free too). I also stuck with my baked chocolate donut recipe base, it’s the same base recipe for my gluten free double chocolate donuts. It’s a tried and true recipe and comes out great every time.
I can’t remember if I shared this here before, but my very first job was at a local coffee shop. It was a small local chain, they had 5 stores. We sold all kinds of coffee, doughnuts, and pastries. One of the more popular doughnuts we sold was the Oreo Donut. At least I think it was Oreo. I can’t for the life of me remember if it was Oreo or Cookies and Cream.
But I DO know that it was a fried yeast based donut (doughnut) frosted with vanilla frosting and topped with crushed Oreos. So many crushed Oreos, they were loaded with crumbs like these ones! Don’t skimp on the topping here!
I changed mine up a bit and used my gluten free chocolate cake donut base instead of a fried yeast version. Honestly, I haven’t mastered that yet. Hopefully one day.
Also, instead of a vanilla based frosting like we used at the coffee, shop, I added a bit of cream cheese. It’s a great contrast with the sweetness from the cookies. This frosting/icing is thicker than a glaze. It needed to be sturdy enough to hold all those cookie crumbs!
You guys are going to love this cookies and cream Oreo donut recipe. My youngest’s favorite food is donuts and she has officially declared these to be her favorite ever. Enjoy!
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If you love these donuts, check out the cake version – Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cake!
To Make the Donuts:
To Make the Icing: