Transform your favorite chocolate sandwich cookie into a decadent cookies and cream Oreo dip for any occasion. Only takes 10 minutes and 7 simple ingredients!
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About Oreo Dip
Change up your snack food routine by whipping up a deliciously cold and creamy Oreo Dip.
Because who doesn’t want finger-friendly dessert food, amirite?
Plus, you can customize this dip every time it’s served by changing up what you dip with it. Maybe it’s fruit today, cookies tomorrow, or pretzels this weekend – have fun with it! There’s no wrong choice and the possibilities are endless.
What to serve with Oreo dip?
After making as many dessert dips as I have, you start to get a feeling for what goes best with these ultra creamy treats.
Below are some of my best suggestions. Feel free to try one (or as many) as you like!
- More Oreos
- Fruit like strawberries or pineapple
- Nilla Wafers
- Graham Crackers
- Ladyfinger cookies
- Golden Oreos
- Sugar Cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Cubes of pound cake
- Crumbled waffle cones
- Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Do you have to use cream cheese?
While cream cheese can be an overpowering flavor, I promise there isn’t an overwhelming tartness to this recipe. The cream cheese exists only to provide thickness and consistency, which helps make this dip become “dippable.” The powdered sugar and the Cool Whip do the heavy lifting in bringing a pleasant sweet taste.
How long can you leave out a dessert dip?
Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.
As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
Can you make this dip in advance?
Certainly! However, I would recommend not mixing in the crumbled Oreo cookie until ready to serve. This dip works best when there’s still a delicate crunch and texture from the crumbled Oreos, and the longer the ingredients sit together the more the cookie crumbles will absorb liquid and become soft.
Once prepared, this dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving. When ready to serve, let the dip soften on the counter for 30 minutes, mix in the crumbled Oreos, then serve.
How long does Oreo dip last?
Once prepared, Oreo dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two to three days.
Can you freeze Oreo dip?
Technically, yes – the main dairy ingredients (cream cheese, Cool Whip, and butter) freeze pretty well. However, there is a chance that the freeing and thawing process might change the texture of the dip to be more grainy.
But if the above texture concerns do not bother you, then you can freeze Oreo dip in a sealed container or freezer bag for up to three months.
Notes & tips for Oreo dip
- This dip is made using softened butter and cream cheese to make mixing easier, and it also makes for an especially creamy dip. However, if you’d like the dip to be a bit firmer, put it in the serving bowl of your choice and refrigerate for 1-3 hours, checking the consistency until it’s as firm as you’d like it to be.
- For crumbling the Oroes, you can use food processor OR put the Oroes in a Ziploc bag (gallon sized) and use a meat tenderizer or a standard rolling pin to hit and crush the cookies. If you’re using the second method, I like to put a wood cutting board underneath the bag so I don’t crack or damage my countertops.
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How to make Oreo dip
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 2 – Add the cream cheese, Cool Whip, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and sea salt to the food processor, then pulse and blend until smooth.
Step 3 – Add the cream cheese mixture in with the crumbled Oreos and mix until thoroughly combined.
Step 4 – Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and decorate with more cookie crumbles (optional).
Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!
Oreo Dip (Cookies and Cream Dip)
- In a food processor, add Oreo cookies. Pulse until cookies become a fine crumble. Remove a few tablespoons of crumbled cookie for topping (optional) and transfer the rest of the crumbled cookies to a large bowl. Set aside.20 Oreos
- Add the cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt to the food processor. Pulse and blend until mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.8 ounces cream cheese, 5 ounces Cool Whip, 2 tablespoons salted butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 pinch sea salt
- Transfer cream cheese mixture to the bowl with the crumbled cookies, then mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add Oreo dip to a serving bowl and top with reserved crumbled cookie (optional).
- Serve immediately with cookies, graham crackers, or fruit for dipping.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.