Easy Homemade Christmas Oreo Cookies Ornaments Recipe

These Christmas Oreos, dipped in white chocolate and topped with peanut butter cups, are one of my favorite things to make every holiday season. The absolute perfect treat, these Oreo ornaments are so easy to elevate regular Oreos into a giftable delight. Topped with dye-free sprinkles for that ornament decor, they make the cutest handmade gifts. Every time I give these homemade goodies, I can tell it makes someone feel special and loved. What’s great is that since these are so simple, I love having my kids help make them. Not only is it so much fun cooking together in the kitchen, but I want my kids to see firsthand how rewarding it is to create gifts from scratch for friends and family. Perfect for this busy holiday season, these are sure to be a hit at any Christmas party or as a thoughtful present. Truly the best thing about these ornament Oreos is sharing joy through food and bonding over baking memories.

Double or Triple Batch

I love to make a big batch of these ornament Oreo cookies to have on hand through the whole holiday season. The best part of this Christmas Oreo recipe is that it’s so easy to double or triple to make dozens of these festive treats for gifting and enjoying over the next few weeks. These dipped Oreos make great edible gifts and are absolutely perfect for any holiday party dessert table. My whole family looks forward to these not-so-classic yet easy cookies every Christmas. I mean, what’s not to love about an Oreo dunked in creamy white chocolate then decorated with joyful sprinkles and a peanut butter cup topper? With just a few simple ingredients, even kids can help crank out tray after tray of these handmade delights for us to share. Having a supply of these on standby ensures I’ve always got the perfect contribution for any holiday potluck or a little something sweet when friends stop by during this festive season.

Perfect Christmas Gifts

These ornament Oreos are one of my favorite cookies to gift and serve during the Christmas season. They make a great addition to any dessert spread with their festive decorations. This Christmas Oreo recipe has become a new family tradition since it’s so easy yet absolutely adorable. I just love getting my kids involved from start to finish. Seeing their little hands carefully place their favorite festive sprinkles as the final touch melts my heart. Even though these treats fall into the category of easy Christmas cookies, they never fail to impress with their charming decorative touches. Drizzled in creamy white chocolate and Christmas colors, these cookies really capture the holiday spirit. We always have such a memorable time together creating these ornaments as the perfect edible handmade gift that friends and family will cherish each holiday. This makes great gift idea for teachers, friends or loved ones!

What You Need to Make Oreo Ornaments

White chocolate chips – Instead of using almond bark or white candy melts, I opt for a cleaner white chocolate option and use Enjoy Life white chocolate chips. Enjoy Life now makes gluten free and dairy free white chocolate chips that can be purchased on Amazon and at some local participating health food stores.  You could mix it up and dip the Oreos in milk chocolate chips instead or add dye-fee food coloring to the white chocolate chips for a colored variation.


These festive Christmas oreo recipes make such playful holiday treats! The ornament-shaped dipped oreos can be stored:

Room Temperature: Keep at room temperature in an airtight container or storage bag, separating layers with parchment or wax paper. Be sure to press out excess air before sealing to prevent humidity from softening the cookies during storage. Properly stored at room temp, these ornamented oreos will stay fresh for 5-7 days.

Refrigerator: For longer shelf life, store covered in a single layer or loosely stacked with parchment dividers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Allow to come to room temperature before serving for best texture.

Freezer: You can also freeze decorated oreos for longer term storage. Place in layers separated by parchment paper in an airtight freezer bag or container. Press out excess air and seal before storing flat in the freezer. Frozen dipped oreos will last for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Coconut oil – Instead of using almond bark or white candy melts, I simply melt high-quality white chocolate with a bit of coconut oil to achieve a perfectly smooth, creamy texture for dipping. The coconut oil prevents the chocolate from seizing up and helps it remain silky and fluid as it hardens. It’s important to still temper and carefully melt the chocolate, stirring gently and watching closely to ensure it doesn’t overheat or scorch. But that little splash of coconut oil makes all the difference in creating chocolate with a glistening sheen that hardened into a delicate crunch coating these festive oreos. The coconut oil seems to keep the chocolate malleable for just long enough to coat completely in that final dip before letting it set up completely before topping with sprinkles. It adds a hint of rich flavor while allowing the white chocolate’s creamy notes to still sing.

Package of Oreos – I used gluten-free Oreos, but you can use whichever type of oreo that your family enjoys . Glutino and Simple Mills both make great gluten free options. You can use any brand of chocolate sandwich cookies that you prefer.  Peppermint Oreos would also be a fun twist on this recipe, and Trader Joe’s makes a delicious gluten free version.

Peanut butter cups – Reese’s peanut butter cups are naturally gluten free.  For a nut free option, my family likes the chocolate sunbutter cups from Trader Joes.

Sprinkles – For dye-free candy options, I suggest looking at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.  Additionally, some options are sold online.  Other decorating ideas include: chocolate drizzle, crushed candy canes or crushed Oreos.

How to Make Oreo Ornaments

Melting – I used a double boiler over medium heat to melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl, stirring continuously with a spatula or spoon. Once the chocolate is almost completely smooth, be sure to remove it from the heat source. Continuing to stir off heat allows the residual heat to finish melting without causing the chocolate to seize up or scorch. You can also use the microwave to melt the coating in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds to distribute the heat evenly. Again remove it once almost melted and stir occasionally off heat until completely smooth. Monitoring the melt closely and not overheating are keys to keeping the chocolate viscous enough for dipping.

Dipping – The easiest way I have found to dip the Oreos is to carefully insert a long wooden skewer into the center of the cream filling and dip into the melted coating. You may also need to use a spoon or spatula to ladle the melted chocolate over the Oreo to help ensure it is fully coated.

Decorating – Take one of the peanut butter cup halves and dip it into the melted chocolate, then place on top of the oreo to make it look like an ornament topper. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with your desired festive toppings. I used sprinkles, but you can also drizzle melted chocolate over the Oreo, sprinkle with sea salt, or any other candy coating.

Setting – Lay the dipped ornament Oreo in a single layer on a tray with parchment paper or wax paper to set.

Oreo ornaments

Easy Homemade Christmas Oreo Cookies Ornaments Recipe

Sarah Erickson
Oreos dipped in white chocolate with a chocolate peanut butter cup on top with sprinkles for extra decor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1-20 oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • 20 gluten free Oreos approximately
  • 10-12 peanut butter cups cut in half
  • Sprinkles


  • Using a microwave or double boiler over medium heat, melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil stirring frequently to ensure the chips don’t burn.
  • Gently push the skewer about halfway into the cream of the Oreo.
  • Dip the Oreo on the skewer into the white chocolate. Depending on the depth of your bowl, you may need to spoon the white chocolate over the oreo to ensure all the sides are evenly coated. Gently shake off the excess white chocolate.
  • Transfer the coated Oreo to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Take one of the peanut butter cup halves and dip it in white chocolate, then place on top of the Oreo to make it look like an ornament.
  • While the white chocolate is still wet, add sprinkles. Repeat until all Oreos have been used.
  • To set the chocolate, transfer to the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.


Parchment paper or wax paper
Baking sheet
Keyword chocolate dipped pretzels, christmas, dessert, holiday, Oreo, Oreo cookies, Ornaments, sprinkles, treats

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