Oreo Cookie Christmas Ornaments are the cutest and easiest holiday cookies you will make this season! Kids LOVE them! Christmas Oreo Ornaments should be on everyone’s table during this time of the year. Perfect for a holiday party!
Looking for more EASY Christmas Cookies? Here are some of my favorites: Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways - Rudolph, Snowman and Christmas Tree, and Easy Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies (turn store bought cookies into festive and delicious holiday cookies)!
Why I love these Oreo ornament cookies
•They're SO quick and EASY to make with just a handful of ingredients! Great for the busy holiday season!
• This cute ornaments recipe makes the most adorable edible Christmas ornaments out of Oreo cookies, almond bark, mini peanut butter cups, and sprinkles!
• What kid isn’t going to love making these yummy cookies that look like and adorable christmas tree ornament?
• This no-bake homemade cookie ornament treat is so simple to prepare; they look festive for the holidays and are great for a Christmas cookie exchange.
• Perfect for a Christmas party, dessert platter, cookie exchange, or gift giving.
What you need
Cookies – You can use generic chocolate sandwich cookie, such as a grocery store brand if you wish. Or you can use regular Oreo cookies. Another idea, try any flavor Oreo you would like. Mint Oreos, double stuffed, peanut butter, red velvet, etc.
Almond Bark – Almond bark, white chocolate chips or candy melts both work for this recipe. I actually prefer the almond bark because it melts into the perfect consistency for dipping cookies. Not too thick and not too thin. Whichever you choose, simply melt the candy or chocolate as directed on the package. If you use white chocolate chips, you might need to add a little bit of vegetable oil if it seems too thick after melting it. If you can't find it in the store, you can buy almond bark online.
Peanut Butter Cups – You'll need Reese’s peanut butter cup minis for this recipe. This is going to be to the top of the ornament. The mini’s are the perfect size. If you can't find them, try a Rolo chocolate candy or mini candy cane.
Sprinkles - Choose your favorite holiday sprinkles.
How to make cute oreo christmas cookies
1) Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip cookie, flipping to cover completely with candy coating.
2) Use a fork to remove cookie and tap on side of bowl to remove excess candy coating.
3) Place carefully on a piece of parchment paper lined baking sheet. Immediately add Christmas sprinkles.
4) Then attach a peanut butter cup on the side. Repeat with remaining cookies.
• Dipping Tools - We used a regular fork to dip the cookies, and it worked just fine. But if you plan on making a lot of these, consider investing in an inexpensive set of dipping tools. They’re not expensive, and the long, narrow prongs make dipping cookies MUCH easier than your typical dinner fork.
• Decorating Options - Try using different colored candy melts to dip the cookies in, such as red or green. Decorate with a mini M&M design on top. Substitute tiny candy canes for the mini peanut butter cups.
• Gluten Free Version - Substitute gluten free oreo cookies and the rest of the recipe is the same. Easy switch!
• Hannukkah Version - Use blue and/or white candy melts, then add gold and silver sprinkles for a Hannukkah themed ornament cookie.
Frequently asked questions
How do I store them? You can store the completed cookies (once they are set) in an airtight container, on the counter. These will last for around 7-10 days, when stored properly.
Can I freeze them? No. They do not freeze well because the chocolate turns cloudy after being in the freezer.
What is the best way to melt almond bark? It is best to follow the package instructions for the specific brand you choose. But in general, place the almond bark candy in a bowl and melt in 30-second intervals. Be careful because it can burn easily. You'll know this happened if it gets thick and chalky. Mix between each interval and repeat until it is smooth.
What can I use instead of almond bark? Melted white chocolate is a good substitute. Simply melt according to package instructions. If it seems too thick, add a little bit of vegetable oil.
Oreo Cookie Christmas Ornaments
- 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies (about 30) we used OREO cookies
- 1 ½ pounds almond bark candy coating
- 1 package mini peanut butter cups (at least 30)
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip cookie, flipping to cover completely with candy coating. Use a fork to remove cookie and tap on side of bowl to remove excess candy coating.
- Place carefully on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Immediately add sprinkles, then attach a peanut butter cup on the side. Repeat with remaining cookies.