These Christmas Oreo Ornament Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie for anyone who doesn’t want to bake! Use Oreo cookies to create adorable Christmas ornaments, complete with festive sprinkles and candies.
Not everyone’s a baker—and even if you love to bake, you might not always have time, especially around the holidays. If you enjoy my simple no-bake Christmas wreath cookies and avalanche cookies, but you’re looking for something even easier, you’re going to love these Christmas Oreo ornament cookies.
This is a no-bake Christmas cookie recipe that requires only a handful of ingredients, hardly any measuring, and the only cooking needed is melting the chocolate in the microwave.
Each “ornament” is made from a chocolate-dipped Oreo cookie, with a small peanut butter cup on top to create the ornament topper. Add some sprinkles and candies to finish them off, or use the opportunity to get creative and decorate your Oreo ornaments with Christmas trees, snowmen, and other holiday motifs.
Why You’ll Love Christmas Oreo Ornament Cookies
- No-bake Christmas cookies – Christmas Oreo ornament cookies are simply a matter of assembly, so you don’t even have to turn on your oven!
- Fun for kids – This is a recipe with lots of room for creativity, which means it’s a great activity to do with the whole family. Spend a snowy day decorating chocolate-covered Oreo ornaments!
- Endless possibilities – From snowmen to stars and Santas, there’s no end to what you can create with Oreo ornament cookies. Have fun with it and make them your own.
- Perfect for gifting – Christmas Oreo Ornament Cookies make for a great gift this holiday season! Wrap them up in festive packaging or add them to boxes with other holiday favorites like my peanut butter reindeer cookies and Christmas tree meringues.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Double Stuf Oreo – I like using Double Stuf Oreos because they’re thicker, which means the peanut butter cup ornament toppers fit better.
- Melted white chocolate – Vanilla almond bark is another option.
- Reese’s peanut butter cups – Use the miniature kind.
- Decorations – Sugar sprinkles, M&Ms or Skittles, and other assorted candies.
- To make these Christmas Oreo ornament cookies gluten-free, simply substitute gluten-free Oreos and make sure the candies you use for decorating are also gluten-free.
- For an extra festive twist, add green or red food coloring to the melted white chocolate.
- Swap the white chocolate for dark chocolate.
- Sprinkle sanding sugar over the melted chocolate for a shimmery, icy effect.
- Baking Sheet – You won’t be baking, but you will need a large surface to set the Oreos as they dry.
- Parchment Paper – I like to use individual parchment sheets that are pre-cut to the size of a baking sheet.
How to Make
- Prepare – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate – Add the chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl with oil and heat in 20-second intervals until it melts smoothly when stirred.
- Dip – Dip each Oreo in the chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Transfer to the baking sheet.
- Decorate – Add sprinkles and candies to the cookies while the chocolate is wet.
- Add the topper – Apply chocolate to the bottom of a Reese’s cup and attach it on the top of Oreo ornament.
- Repeat – Finish dipping and decorating all of the Oreos.
- Chill – Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, then serve or store.
- You can start with chocolate-dipped Oreos to save yourself from having to dip the cookies yourself. Instead of decorating with sprinkles and candies, drizzle white chocolate tinted with red and green food coloring over the Oreos.
- If the melted chocolate starts to stiffen, heat it in the microwave until it’s melted again.
- If you’re having trouble getting the candies to stick, try adding a tiny bit of melted chocolate as “glue.”
How to Store
Room Temperature – Store Christmas Oreo ornament cookies at room temperature for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Refrigerate – You can store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Freeze – Freeze Christmas Oreo ornament cookies for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw overnight at room temperature before eating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chocolate covered Oreos stored at room temperature in an airtight container will last for up to 5 days. If you store them in the refrigerator they can last up to 2 weeks, and they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Yes, you can make chocolate covered Oreos without a mold. As long as you let the excess chocolate drip off, the finished Oreos will have a perfect round shape.
Chocolate covered Oreos often sweat when there is too much humidity in the air. To prevent this, store them in an airtight container and keep them away from humidifiers, the stovetop, or other humid areas in your home.
Christmas Oreo Ornament Cookies
- 16 Double Stuf Oreo cookies
- 1 cup melted white chocolate
- 16 Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Sugar sprinkles and assorted candies
- M&M’s or Skittles
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
- You can use white chocolate chips or bars. To Melt the chocolates – Put the chips/bars in a large microwave-safe bowl along with 2-3 tsp of oil (any oil) and heat it in the microwave at 20-second intervals; stirring properly after each interval and reheating as necessary.
- Working with 1 Oreo at a time, dip the Oreo in the white chocolate until evenly coated, scrape the bottom of the cookie against the edge of the bowl to remove the extra coating, and transfer it to the parchment paper-lined tray.
- Decorate the cookies immediately with sprinkles of your choice before the chocolate sets.
- Apply a little bit of white chocolate to the bottom part of Reese’s cup and attach it on top of each Oreo as an ornament topper.
- Repeat with the remaining Oreos.
- Put them in the refrigerator to set (20-30 min).
- Serve or store in an air-tight container for later!
- CHRISTMAS OREO ORNAMENTS will remain fresh for about 10-12 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
- You can use chocolate chips, candy melts, or bars.