Patriotic Oreo Cookies

Patriotic Oreo Cookies are a fun and creative dessert idea for your 4th of July celebrations! Simply coat the double stuff Oreos in melted candy melts and decorate with your sprinkles of choice!

Overhead view patriotic Oreo cookies on white decorative plates, one Oreo cookie bitten into, patriotic-themed napkins on a white countertop.

If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know that I’m a fan of using Oreos in various treats and desserts. From crushing them to top this Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake to turning them into a decadent crust for Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake!

Today, I’m simplifying things by coating whole double stuff Oreo cookies in melted white, red, and blue chocolate, decorated with sprinkles for some added cheer this 4th of July!

🌟 WHY I LOVE PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES

Whip up an assortment of decorated holiday cookies with minimal ingredients. They’re easy enough to get the kids involved too!

While I show you 4 ways to decorate your patriotic Oreo cookies, this recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit your preferred decorating creativity.

These patriotic Oreo cookies store well at room temperature or in the fridge, meaning that you can already start preparing for your 4th of July parties without worrying that the cookies won’t hold up ahead of time.

🍽 KEY INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for patriotic Oreo cookies on a white countertop.

Oreos – You’ll need to use the family size package of double stuff Oreos as this will supply enough cookies to make a total of 36 for this recipe. You could also use regular Oreos or Mega stuff Oreos.
Melted chocolate – This includes Ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers, red candy melts, and blue candy melts. These are ideal for creating a smooth consistency to coat various treats, including these patriotic Oreo cookies.
Nonpareils – This recipe calls for white, blue, and red nonpareils.

Swaps

Cookies – You can use Golden double stuffed Oreos instead of regular Oreos, if you prefer. Feel free to also use another type of cookie that has a similar stuffing to that found in Oreos.

Holidays and themes – This recipe calls for white, red, and blue melted chocolate and nonpareils specifically for the 4th of July holiday. You can easily use different colored candy melts, wafers, and nonpareils to suit another holiday or party theme.

Gluten-free – Use gluten-free double stuff Oreos when catering to gluten sensitivities.

Overhead view of patriotic Oreo cookies piled on a white plate.

πŸ₯£ EQUIPMENT

You’ll need Baking trays, parchment paper, double boiler for heating melting wafers on stovetop or microwave safe bowl for heating melting wafers in the microwave, and piping bags (or you can also use a small Ziploc bag).

πŸ”ͺ HOW TO MAKE

These Patriotic Oreo cookies recipe only calls for 6 ingredients and very simple steps. Follow my suggestions for decorating your chocolate-coated Oreos using white, red, and blue candy melts and sprinkles!

Preparations

Gather the ingredients for these patriotic Oreo cookies and line baking trays with parchment paper. Set the trays aside.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1
Melt 3/4 of the blue melting wafers in a double boiler on a low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth.

Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it into the melted blue chocolate mixture until fully coated. Lift the Oreo out with the fork and tap gently against the side of the double boiler to remove any excess coating.

Overhead view of double boiler with melted blue candy melts, Oreo cookie fully coated in the melted chocolate and resting on a metal fork.

Step 2
Place each coated cookie on a prepared baking tray and immediately top them with white nonpareils. Repeat this for another 8-10 Oreo cookies and then place the tray in the refrigerator for the coating to set.

Overview of a baking tray lined with parchment paper and Oreo cookies that have been coated in melted blue candy melts with white nonpareils.

Step 3
Follow the same process as in step 1 above, except using 3/4 of the package of red candy melts instead.

Overhead view of double boiler with melted red candy melts, Oreo cookie fully coated in the melted chocolate and resting on a metal fork.

Step 4
Once the coated Oreo cookies have been placed on the baking tray, melt about 1/4 cup of white melting wafers in a small piping bag in the microwave on a low setting. Massage the piping bag every 30 seconds to ensure the mixture heats evenly.

Snip a small piece off the tip of the bag and then drizzle lines over the red coated Oreos. Refrigerate the Oreos to set.

Overview of a baking tray lined with parchment paper and Oreo cookies that have been coated in melted red candy melts with a drizzle of white melted chocolate.

Step 5
Follow the same process as in step 1 above, except using 1 package of white melting wafers instead.

Overhead view of double boiler with melted white wafers, Oreo cookie fully coated in the melted chocolate and resting on a metal fork.

Step 6
Place the coated cookies (about 8-10) on a prepared baking tray and immediately top with the red, white, and blue nonpareils. Refrigerate the cookies to set.

Overview of a baking tray lined with parchment paper and Oreo cookies that have been sprinkled with red, white, and blue nonpareils.

Step 7
For this last method of decorating Oreo cookies, coat another batch of cookies in melted white wafers and place them on a lined baking tray.

In two small piping bags, melt the remaining red and blue melting wafers on a low setting in the microwave. Massage the bags every 30 seconds to ensure it heats evenly.

Snip a small piece off the tips and then drizzle lines over the white coated Oreos. Feel free to drizzle the colors in alternate directions or the same direction. Refrigerate to set.

Overview of a baking tray lined with parchment paper and Oreo cookies that have been coated in melted white chocolate with a drizzle of red and blue melted chocolate.

πŸ’­ COOKING TIPS

The melting wafers and candy melts can be melted in the microwave instead of using a double boiler, if you prefer. Make sure to use a microwave safe bowl and melt the chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring the mixture at each interval until smooth.

It’s important to leave about 1-2 inches of space between the coated Oreo cookies on the parchment-lined trays so that they don’t stick together when they set.

Always melt the candy melts and melting wafers on low heat, regardless of whether you go the double-boiler method or the microwave. A high heat will cause the mixture to seize and become overly thick.

πŸ₯— WHAT TO SERVE WITH PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES

What to serve with these scrumptious patriotic Oreo cookies? Here’s just a few ways that I like to enjoy them:

Favorite Beverages

A classic way to enjoy these patriotic Oreo cookies is with a tall glass of creamy milk. Dunk the cookies into the milk as you munch away! You could also treat yourself to an indulgent milkshake or mug of hot chocolate.

Holiday Treats Board

Add these patriotic Oreo cookies to a dessert board along with other 4th of July treats. Give these Patriotic Whoopie Pies, 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats, and 4th of July Jello Shots a try!

Ice Cream

What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream! Add a couple of these patriotic Oreo cookies to each bowl as a cute way to serve up a patriotic dessert.

Overhead view of decorated patriotic Oreo cookies, piled on white serving plates, glass of milk, patriotic-themed napkins on a white countertop.

πŸ™‹ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED TO ADD LIQUID TO THE MELTED CHOCOLATE?

No. Don’t add liquid to candy melts. If you opt to use the Wilton brand of candy melts, then you will need to add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening per 12 ounce bag of melts.

ARE THESE PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES GLUTEN-FREE?

As this recipe is, these patriotic Oreo cookies are not gluten-free as I’ve used regular double stuffed Oreos. You can source gluten-free Oreos online or in store should you need them.

HOW LONG DO THE COATED OREOS TAKE TO SET IN THE FRIDGE?

It should take your coated Oreo cookies about 15 minutes to set in the fridge.

🧊 STORING AND

FRIDGE

These patriotic Oreo cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 7-10 days or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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πŸ‘ͺ SERVING SIZE

This recipe makes 36 patriotic Oreo cookies. You can easily double this or halve it by increasing or decreasing the ingredients called for.

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πŸ“‹ RECIPE

Yield: 36 Cookies

Patriotic Oreo Cookies

Patriotic Oreo Cookies

These Oreos are a simple and easy dessert idea to make for memorial day or 4th of July. All you need are Oreo cookies, melting wafers in red, white, and blue, plus sprinkles of choice. It’s fun to make with kids and great for summer BBQs and parties.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 18.71 ounce Family size package Double Stuf Oreos (36 cookies)
  • 2 - 10 ounce bags Ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers
  • 12 ounce bag Wilton red candy melts
  • 12 ounce bag Wilton royal blue candy melts
  • White nonpareils
  • Red, white, and blue nonpareils

Instructions

  1. Line baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.

To make the blue Oreos with white nonpareils:

  1. Using a double boiler on low heat, melt ¾ of the package of royal blue melting wafers, stirring occasionally until smooth. You can alternatively melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each interval until smooth.
  2. Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the blue melts. Lift it out with the fork and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray and immediately top with white nonpareils. Repeat with 8-10 more Oreo cookies and then place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.

To make the red Oreos with white stripes:

  1. Using a double boiler on low heat, melt ¾ of the package of red melting wafers, stirring occasionally until smooth. You can alternatively melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each interval until smooth.
  2. Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the red melts. Lift it out with the fork and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking. Repeat with 8-10 more cookies and make sure to space them out 1-2 inches apart when placing them on the tray.
  3. In a small piping bag, melt about ¼ cup of white melting wafers on a low setting in the microwave. Massage the bag every 30 seconds to ensure it heats evenly.
  4. Snip a small piece of the tip and then drizzle lines over the red coated Oreos.
  5. Place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.

To make the white Oreos with red, white, and blue nonpareils:

  1. Using a double boiler on low heat, melt 1 package of the white melting wafers, stirring occasionally until smooth. You can alternatively melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each interval until smooth.
  2. Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the white melts. Lift it out with the fork and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray and immediately top with the red, white, and blue nonpareils. Repeat with 8-10 more Oreo cookies and then place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.

To make the white Oreos with red and blue drizzle:

  1. Using a double boiler on low heat, melt 1 package of the white melting wafers, stirring occasionally until smooth. You can alternatively melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each interval until smooth.
  2. Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the white melts. Lift it out with the fork and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray and make sure to space the coated cookies out 1-2 inches apart. Repeat and coat 8-10 more cookies.
  3. In two small piping bags, melt the remaining red and blue melting wafers on a low setting in the microwave. Massage the bags every 30 seconds to ensure it heats evenly.
  4. Snip a small piece off the tips and then drizzle lines over the white coated Oreos. You can drizzle the colors in alternate directions or the same direction.
  5. Place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.
  6. Keep the prepared Oreos in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

Whether using the double boiler or microwave method, make sure to melt the wafers over a low heat to avoid it from seizing and becoming thick. Never add liquid to candy melts. For Wilton brand candy melts, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening per 12 ounce bag of melts.

You can use any flavor of Oreos you desire, even Golden Oreos. You can also use regular, Double Stuf, or Mega Stuf varieties. This recipe uses Double Stuf.

STORING

This recipe can be made ahead of time and will last 7-10 days stored at room temperature, in an airtight container. You can also store it in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

EQUIPMENT

Baking trays
Parchment paper
Double boiler for heating melting wafers on stovetop or microwave safe bowl for heating melting wafers in the microwave
Piping bags (you can also use a small ziploc bag)

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 0g

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