Monday, July 18, 2011

Oreo Cookie Dessert

As the temperatures approach triple digits most days down here in Texas, I do whatever I can to keep my home and, especially my kitchen, cool.  I run the clothes drier in the early morning and evening and try to avoid turning on my oven as much as possible.  In addition to using my crock pot and cooking dishes early in the day that can be microwaved for dinner, I also choose no-bake recipes whenever possible.  One of my favorite no-bake treats is Oreo Cookie Dessert.

The recipe for this Oreo Cookie Dessert comes from my mother in-law.  Years ago she lovingly copied it onto a recipe card and shared it with me after she served it at one of our family gatherings and realized we all loved it.  Whenever I make it now it brings back memories of family gatherings at Mommom and Poppop's house.  My husband enjoys it so much that he requested it for his Father's Day dessert.  I like the fact that it can be easily made in advance, stored in the refrigerator, and then transported to any event that requires a crowd pleasing dessert.  I used to bring this chilled layered treat to poolside picnics when we lived in Maryland.   In fact, when I first started this blog, my friend and fellow pool picnicker suggested that I feature my Oreo dessert, and now two years later I am.

This icebox Oreo Cookie Dessert is good anytime of the year, but it is especially refreshing in the summer.  Kids will enjoy assisting as you crush the Oreos, mix the pudding, and spread the layers.  Also, you can keep your kitchen cool as you create it.  This recipe is a treat at picnics, barbecues, and any family gathering.  Here's how to make Oreo Cookie Dessert:

The crushed Oreos and butter create a flavorful curst.
I use my large off-set spatula to spread all of the layers.
This layer is cream cheese mixed wit cool whip and powdered sugar.

Instant vanilla and chocolate pudding packets are mixed with milk to create the next layer.

The top layer of Cool-Whip can be floated on top like a cloud.
A few crushed Oreos are sprinkled on top of the layers.

Oreo Cookie Dessert Recipe

28 Oreo cookies
1/2 cup (one stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
16 ounces Cool Whip, divided
1 small package chocolate instant pudding mix (3.9 ounce)
1 small package vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 ounce)
3 cups milk

  1. Crush 28 oreo cookies.  I place mine in a gallon zip-lock baggie and crush them with a rolling pin.  Place the crumbs in the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish, reserving a few crumbs for garnish.
  2. Pour the melted butter over the cookie crumbs and press lightly.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and 8 ounces of cool-whip.  Spread mixture over the cookie layer.  A large off-set spatula works well for this.  
  4. Whisk the chocolate and vanilla instant pudding with 3 cups of milk until slightly thickened.  Pour this pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer and spread, sealing the edges.
  5. Spread the remaining 8 ounces of Cool-Whip over the pudding layer.  I like to leave a lip of pudding visible around the edges.
  6. Garnish the top Cool-Whip layer with reserved Oreo crumbs.
  7. Chill several hours our overnight before serving.
  8. Prepare to share the recipe:)
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  1. Yum!! This looks so delicious! I want some right now! Guess I need to add Oreos to my grocery list. :) Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Oh how yummy! That oreo dessert is calling my name, Heidi. It looks so delicious. Every Wedesnday I host a recipe spotlight where you can come and show off your best recipes. I'd love for you to stop by and share your oreo dessert tomorrow!

  3. Yummo! sounds delicious (hopped on from Make N Takes) :)

  4. One of my five year old twins could literally eat an entire package of Oreo cookies all by himself... if I let him.

    I would love for you to linkup and share this recipe with my readers.

  5. yummy we make this sort of dessert we also make something like this we call mud it is served in a bowl come over and visit me at

  6. This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up :)
    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

  7. Hmmm, looks delish! I've never tired of Oreo's and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'm a new follower and fellow Texan. I look forward to getting to know you better. Stop by and say hi when you can.


  8. Yum! This looks like a great dessert and I love that it's no-bake! Everyone needs an easy recipe that's also a huge crowd pleaser :)

  9. I can vouch for the "yumminess" of this recipe! It's one of my favorites!

  10. I may just be drooling right now. It's a must make. :)
    I'd love for you to link up to my summer-long party!
    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

  11. This looks like a great recipe for the
    grandkids. Thanks.

    I am following Sundae Scoop. GFC now.

  12. Hi Heidi,
    What a great dessert, it looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. This is my sister and me's favorite dessert! Yummy!


  14. This looks delicious, and PERFECT for these hot days! Thanks for showing off!


  15. PS, I am going to feature this recipe today!


  16. It looks so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  17. Noone could resist something that good looking. It made the Top 5 for Sweets for a Saturday. Great job!

  18. Oh my, this looks heavenly. You had me at Oreo!

    Pinning this on pinterest. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  19. My daughter is turning 22 and has made a request for this dessert, I found your blog and some photos, looks good, hope it turns out!!

  20. I also add peanut butter to the cream cheese layer to die for and sprinkle with mini chopped peanut butter cups on top