I like cinnamon buns and cinnamon-bun related goodies, such as donuts topped with cinnamon sugar and yeasted coffee cakes with a cinnamon streusel topping. Who doesn’t? Naturally, I had to pick up a container of the new Cinnamon Bun Oreos after I heard that they were being released as a new cookie flavor this month. The sandwiches are made with cinnamon cookies and are filled with a cinnamon bun-flavored creme filling.
You can smell the cinnamon as soon as you open the package. The cookies look similar to golden Oreos, but are flecked with darker bits of cinnamon that hint at that flavor. They are crisp and have a nice balance of both vanilla and cinnamon notes. The creme filling also has an element of cinnamon to it, along with a touch of creamy vanilla and sugar. The combination is reminiscent of a cinnamon bun, but a cinnamon bun that uses a classic confectioners’ sugar glaze, rather than a cream cheese frosting. They’re delicious with coffee – much like regular cinnamon buns are.
While I think that these would also be good with a creme cheese filling, the reason that these cookies are so tasty is the crispy cookie part of the sandwich. Adding cinnamon to the cookies really pops those warm spice flavors and sets this cookie apart from other flavors Oreos and other cinnamon cookies. I should also note that the cinnamon flavor is so well designed that these cookies (unlike some other special edition Oreos) don’t feel like a gimmick instead of a well-designed new cookie. Try incorporating some of these cookies into your next batch of cookies n’ cream ice cream or into any other cookies n’ cream treat for a spiced up treat