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Christmas Oreos – Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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Christmas Oreos made four different ways: to look like a decorated Christmas tree, melted snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, or festive ornaments!

Are you looking for some fun ways to spruce up pre-made cookies for Christmas? Look no further! Here are four ideas for adding some flair to a package of Oreos! From decorating with the kids to using them as festive and edible table decorations, the possibilities are endless. So grab a batch of your favorite Oreo cookies and get creative!

Overhead image of the christmas Oreos

Let’s Make Some Christmas Oreos!

There are two approaches you can take when decorating Christmas Oreos: you can either make a variety of all four designs, or focus on just one. If you want to create a festive and fun cookie platter, consider making all four designs using a family size box of Oreos (which has 48 cookies). To do this, you can decorate 12 cookies per design, following the recipe for each individual design. If you prefer to stick to just one design, simply multiply the recipe for that design to decorate the desired number of cookies.

Here Are The Four Ways We’re Decorating Christmas Oreos:

Here are the four designs for decorating Christmas Oreos:

  1. Christmas tree: Dip half of the Oreo in melted white chocolate to give it a snowy appearance. Use green candy melts to pipe on the shape of a tree and decorate with sprinkles.
  2. Melted snowman: Dip the cookie in melted white chocolate to create a melting snowman effect. Use small candies and sprinkles for the nose and buttons, and pipe on melted chocolate for the arms and mouth.
  3. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: Dip the cookie in melted milk or semi-sweet chocolate. Use a small red candy to create Rudolph’s iconic red nose. Add small candies for the eyes and pipe on the antlers with melted chocolate.
  4. Festive ornaments: Dip cookies in melted chocolate and use small candies and/or sprinkles to create the appearance of decorative ornaments. Top with a miniature Reese’s to resemble the top of an ornament.
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Main Ingredients Needed For Christmas Oreos

  • Oreos: You can use any variety of Oreos, such as original, double-stuffed, golden, or any other flavor you prefer.
  • Melting wafers or high-quality baking bars: For smooth, polished chocolate coating, it’s best to use chocolate made specifically for melting, such as good quality baking bars or melting wafers. Chocolate chips or morsels may not melt as smoothly due to added stabilizers.
  • Oil: A small amount of coconut or vegetable oil helps thin the chocolate and make dipping and coating the Oreos easier.

QUICK TIP

You can find melting wafers and baking bars in the baking aisle of your local store. Brands like Baker’s, Lindt, and Ghiradelli are known for producing high-quality chocolate for melting.

Here is a list of the decorations you’ll need for the Christmas Oreo designs:

Note: You may be able to find these decorations at your local baking supply store or online through affiliate links.

Overhead image of the christmas Oreos--reindeer version

Tips For Making Christmas Oreos:

  • Use high-quality chocolate: For the best results, use melting wafers or high-quality baking bars specifically made for melting. These types of chocolate tend to melt more smoothly and give a polished finish to your cookies.
  • Thin the chocolate with oil: A small amount of coconut or vegetable oil can help thin the chocolate and make it easier to dip and coat the Oreos. Be sure to use just a small amount, as too much oil can cause the chocolate to become too thin and runny. (More chocolate melting tips here.)
  • Work quickly: Chocolate hardens quickly, so be sure to work efficiently as you dip and decorate the cookies. If the chocolate starts to harden before you’re finished, you can gently re-melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  • Use a clean, dry surface: Make sure to work on a clean, dry surface to ensure that the decorations stick to the cookies properly.
  • Use a steady hand: Decorating the Oreos can be a bit fiddly, so be sure to have a steady hand as you pipe on melted chocolate or add sprinkles and other decorations. Using a toothpick to coax decorations where you want them can also be helpful!
Up close overhead image of the festive ornament cookies

STORAGE

Decorated Christmas Oreos can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days. If you live in a hot or humid climate, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the fridge to prevent the chocolate from melting or becoming soft. To keep the cookies fresh, keep them away from any sources of heat or moisture.

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Christmas Oreos

Christmas Oreos made four different ways: to look like a decorated Christmas tree, melted snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, or festive ornaments!

Christmas Oreos

Christmas Oreos made four different ways: to look like a decorated Christmas tree, melted snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, or festive ornaments!

Ingredients

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Oreos: You can either make a variety of all four designs, or focus on just one. To make all four designs grab a family size box of Oreos (which has 48 cookies). Decorate 12 cookies per design, following the recipe for each individual design. If you prefer to stick to just one design, simply multiply the recipe for that design to decorate the desired number of cookies. Use regular Oreos, double-stuffed, etc.–whatever you like best!
Note 2: Candy Melts & Oil: It is important to use chocolate that is specifically made for melting, such as good quality baking bars or melting wafers. Some popular brands to try include Bakers, Lindt, and Ghiradelli. These types of chocolate can be found in the baking aisle of the store and melt smoothly, creating a beautiful and even coating on the Oreos. Of the two options, we personally prefer using melting wafers as they are easier to work with. To help thin the chocolate and make it easier to dip and coat the Oreos, add a small amount of oil. If the chocolate isn’t going on smoothly, you can try adding a touch more oil to help thin it out.
Note 3: Chocolate Quantity: You may have a little bit of extra chocolate left over after decorating, but it’s best to melt it in the specified quantity. On the other hand, you may need to melt more chocolate for dipping Oreos, depending on how thick you want the coating to be. We found that this amount is perfect for a thin coating on each Oreo.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18.7mg | Sugar: 9g

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