Festive Oreo Dirt

Christmas Oreo Dirt Dessert

I have a love-hate relationship with oreo dirt desserts. But, this Christmas-themed twist on the traditional dessert was an instant classic. Oreo dirt is always favorite amongst any crowd and it’s super easy to make.

Full disclosure, this year’s batch was especially messy as I dropped a tray of cups and I made the classic dessert in smaller servings. But, this batch brought me a prize I’ve never won! BEST TASTING COOKIE!

Christmas Oreo Dirt

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Festive Oreo Dirt

I host a girl’s only cookie exchange every year after Thanksgiving. After nine years of parties, we’ve loosened the rules a bit to include small individual size desserts. My circle of friends is a bit competitive when it comes to baking…and the cookie exchange! After all, there are trophies, prestige, bragging rights, and prizes on the line.

Perhaps more importantly, I love having all the girls around without the distractions of significant others, children, pets, and life. It’s a moment where we can disconnect from the real world and celebrate Christmas and our friendships. Remaining connected even during the busy seasons of life helps to ensure friendships endure the test of time.

Everyone leaves the party with a box of goodies to share with their loved ones at home, so everyone really comes out a winner.

Christmas Oreo Dirt Recipe

Christmas Oreo Dirt


  • 1.5 Containers Oreo Cookies You can use more or less.
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Container Cool Whip
  • 2 Containers Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Christmas themed sprinkles
  • Meri Meri – Honeycomb Tree Party Picks
  • Sparkle/Glitter Plastic Cup


  1. Crush cookies in a food processor or purchase cookies already crushed. Set aside.
  2. Blend butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and milk until thoroughly mixed. Add the two packages of instant vanilla pudding to the mixture. Continue blending.
  3. Fold in 12 oz container of Cool Whip. Add Christmas sprinkles to preference. Set aside.
  4. Starting with Oreo cookie crumbs, layer cookies crumbs and pudding mixture into each individual container until you’ve filled the container.
  5. Decorate as you’d like and then refrigerate. I added the Meri Meri picks for a festive touch.
  6. Oreo dirt needs to be refrigerated for four hours before serving.

I’d love to see pictures of your festive holiday desserts! Do you have a holiday tradition amongst your friends? Next year will be our tenth exchange, now it’s time to start planning to make it the best one yet!

The reigning champions from the 2019 Christmas Cookie Exchange.

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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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