No holiday treat platter is complete without a batch of these tasty dipped Oreo cookies! This simple method of jazzing up a favorite cookie is a great way to add something unique to your dessert menu. A semi-homemade holiday treat is the go-to for every busy mom or dad, and this recipe is sure to rocket to the top of your menu!
Holiday Dipped Oreo Cookies
There is no cookie more iconic than the Oreo sandwich cookie. So, how do you elevate that into something new? By dipping it into a little melted chocolate or candy coating of course! This easy idea is more of a tutorial and less of an actual recipe but is still something you may need guidance to create.
If you want more super easy ideas to go on your holiday table, then you might like things like this fun reindeer poop Oreo truffles idea, these peppermint Christmas truffles, or even these simple holiday snack cake updates. All are great for making in just a few minutes and always loved by everyone.
Can I Dip The Whole Cookie?
If you want to dip the entire cookie instead of just half, you can definitely do that. When dipping the entire cookie, I have found the easiest method is to put the tines of a fork into the cream filling and then dip it and simply slide off the fork. This keeps the mess to a minimum and makes sure the entire cookie is coated nicely.
Can I Dip These in Different Coatings?
I used vanilla candy coating, otherwise called almond bark. If you want to use chocolate bark or even colored candy coating, feel free to do that instead. While dipping into melted chocolate chips might work, it will not be as pretty and may harden faster than you want. There are some trial and error with that, so sticking with bark or coating designed for that purpose is usually best.
What Can I Use to Decorate My Dipped Oreo Cookies?
The best part of this is in the decorating! I like grabbing the kids to help so I don't feel so rushed while dipping the cookies. Lay the different toppings out in bowls beside your parchment paper and then let them pick what they want to sprinkle on top. Below are some great ideas for adding to the top of your dipped Oreo cookies.
- Colored shredded coconut flakes.
- Mini chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or peppermint chips.
- Crushed peppermint candy or candy canes.
- Oreo cookie crumbs.
- Crushed candy like toffee bits, Butterfinger bars, M&M's, or Reese's pieces.
- Sprinkles in multiple colors and styles.
- Candy pearls, candy stars, or candy snowflakes.
- Colored sugar or baking sugars.
- Drizzles of melted chocolate or alternate colors of candy coating.
- Powdered sugar or cocoa powder lightly dusted over the top.
How Long Are These Good?
As long as you keep them in an air tight container, these are usually good for 7-10 days. The biggest concern is that the cookies will get stale after longer periods of time. The candy coating does not have to be refrigerated and usually won't go bad for a very long time, so these can be made a few days in advance, but are best the first 2-3 days when the cookies are freshest.
- Oreo cookies
- Golden Oreo cookies
- Almond bark
- Coconut oil
- Crushed peppermint candy
- Holiday sprinkles
How to Make Dipped Oreo Cookies
Line a baking sheet or clean surface with parchment paper.
Add your toppings to a few small bowls or plates near the paper for easy access.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the candy coating in 30-second increments until just melted.
Add a teaspoon coconut oil into the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Heat for an additional 15-20 seconds if needed to melt and incorporate.
Dip the cookies into the melted coating until they are half covered.
Tap any excess coating off gently and then place it onto the parchment paper.
Top with desired sprinkles or toppings and let harden.
Do not refrigerate to harden.
More Fun Holiday Treat Recipes
Christmas really is one of the best times of year to indulge in all of your favorite treats. This year you can go the extra step and have fun making everything homemade. If you want easy to make ideas that everyone loves, look no further! Below are some of the best ideas we have found for making and sharing around the holidays.
- Easy Holiday Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board
- Creamy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Rich Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Decadent White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Copycat Subway White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe
- Christmas Tree Marshmallow Pops
- Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
I love adding sprinkles to things like this, but not just the regular colored ones you find in stores. Go the extra mile to buy special holiday themed sprinkles. Some of my favorites this year are the ugly Christmas sweater sprinkle blend, Christmas ornament sprinkles,Rockefeller Christmas sprinkle mix, Merry and Bright Christmas sprinkles, and the baubles and wishes sprinkles blend.
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 12 Golden Oreo cookies
- 1 cup almond bark
- 2 tbsp sprinkles
- 1 tbsp crushed peppermint candy
- Line a baking sheet or clean surface with parchment paper.
- Add your toppings to a few small bowls or plates near the paper for easy access.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the candy coating in 30-second increments until just melted.
- Add a teaspoon coconut oil into the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Heat for an additional 15-20 seconds if needed to melt and incorporate.
- Dip the cookies into the melted coating until they are half covered. Tap any excess coating off gently and then place onto the parchment paper.
- Top with desired sprinkles or toppings and let harden. Do not refrigerate to harden.
Use this same method for any of your favorite holiday cookies to elevate them before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g