Viral TikTok Croissant Cookie Crookie

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I’m not usually one to jump on viral recipe trends but this Croissant Cookie was too intriguing. I heard about it from the receptionist at my doctor’s office and came home and researched them.

France meets America with a flaky croissant stuffed with pieces of cookie dough, specifically chocolate chip cookie dough, courtesy of a French bakery.

A close up of a croissant cookie on a pink platter with a second one behind it.

What is a Croissant Cookie or Crookie?

A croissant cookie is a viral chocolate chip cookie croissant and TikTok trend. The crookie appears to have been invented by Stéphane Louvard at, what should be an award-winning boulangerie, Boulangerie Louvard, a Parisian bakery.

The viral crookie trend is a baked good mash up that stuffs chocolate chip cookie dough inside and on top of a baked croissant.

What does a Cookie Croissant taste like?

Imagine a buttery croissant stuffed and topped with gooey cookie dough, then baked. For this recipe, I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can use fresh croissants from the store or make your own if you’re inclined.

A friend asked me if the croissant cookie was sweet and I had to think about it. It’s not so much that it’s too sweet but the cookie dough croissant is rich however there’s balance. The pure butter croissant cuts some of the sweetness from the cookie dough.

A collage of two pictures. One of cookie dough in a silver bowl. The second photo is a purple blow with buttery croissants in it.

What do I need to make the viral cookie croissant?

You will need store-bought croissants and your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. As I mentioned I used my favorite that I linked to above. I’m listing the ingredients below .

  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Store-bought or homemade croissants – the best croissant, in my opinion, is a smaller one. The larger croissants are perfect for sharing, smaller ones are more for individual servings.

You could also try my salted chocolate chip cookie recipe too.

A collage of 2 steps of making crookies.

Disclaimer: The cookie dough inside the croissant will be a bit underdone. The middle is gooey while the top will be perfectly done. If you prefer the middle to be more done, adjust your cooking time but watch them carefully so they don’t burn.

How do you make a crookie?

Home cooks in search of decadent treats will find this semi-homemade treat easy and appealing.

  • Make your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough.
  • Start by lining a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Slice croissants in half lengthwise but not all the way through.
  • Scoop dollops of cookie dough onto the bottom half of the croissant. Gently spread the cookie dough ball out.
  • Put the top croissant on the cookie dough and dollop two scoops onto the top. Spread it out to almost cover the top, leaving some croissant peeking through.
  • Place the crookie on the prepared baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven. The bake time will depend on whether you use the large or small croissants. You’ll need a shorter time for the smaller version. Start with 12 minutes and adjust the cooking time from there.
  • If you have leftover cookie croissants, you can keep them for a few days on the counter.

Full recipe instructions and storage tips are in the recipe card below.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY – Make croissant cookies for a fun sleepover treat. Get the kids to each make their own on a small croissant with store-bought cookie dough.
  • EASY – It’s an easy recipe and makes a quick, last-minute treat.
  • MAKE-AHEAD – Make the crookie in advance and refrigerate or freeze them before baking. No need to thaw, just bake from frozen adding a minute or two to the baking time.
A cookie croissant cut in half on a cutting board.

How do you serve a croissant cookie?

If you made the larger one, cut it into pieces and share. The smaller one is more of a single serving size. A dusting of powdered sugar finishes the crookie.

If you make this crookie recipe, serve it with a cup of coffee, a cup of tea, or a cold glass of milk.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use day-old croissants?

Absolutely! They may even work a little better. I found the cookie dough was difficult to spread on fresh croissants.

Can I use store-bought cookie dough?

Yes! You can buy the cookie dough in the slice-and-bake roll or the squares at the grocery store. Just spread it out inside and on top of the croissant like you would homemade cookie dough.

How do you store croissant cookies?

If you’re going to enjoy the leftover crookie croissants within a day or two, store them at room temperature on the counter in an airtight container. You could also wrap a batch of crookies in cellophane and foil and freeze for up to a month.

Two croissant cookies on a blue platter.

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Croissant Cookie

A delicious mash-up of a butter croissant and a yummy chocolate chip cookie. It's a recipe that has taken social media by storm!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Cookies Bars and Brownies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Stand Mixer
  • Measuring Cups
  • cookie scoop
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 bag 11.5 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large store-bought croissants or 6 small croissants

Instructions

Make Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line two baking sheets with Silpat liners or parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine brown and white sugar, butter, shortening, salt, vanilla extract, vinegar, and baking soda. Beat until smooth and creamy and ingredients are incorporated.
    ⅔ cup light brown sugar, ⅔ cup granulated sugar, 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, ½ cup vegetable shortening, ¾ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Beat in the egg until thoroughly mixed in, scraping the side and bottom of the bowl.
    1 large egg
  • Mix in the flour and then the chocolate chips.
    2 cups flour, 1 bag 11.5 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cut croissants in half and place on prepared baking sheet. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough and place it on the bottom of the croissant. Using a rubber spatula, spread the cookie dough on the bottom croissant. Put the top on the cookie dough. Scoop two dollops of cookie dough and place on top of the croissant. Spread across the top, leaving a bit of the croissant exposed.
    4 large store-bought croissants
  • Bake cookie croissants 12 – 14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and move to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • If there is leftover cookie dough, make cookies!

Recipe Notes

For more manageable treats, use smaller croissants. Larger croissant cookies are perfect for sharing.
Store leftover cookie croissants on the counter for 2 or 3 days, covered, or freeze for up to two months.

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