Today, we’re sharing how to make chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies!
Have you made any Christmas cookies yet?
When it comes to baking for the holiday season, I’m definitely all in.
We used to bake all kinds of cakes and cookies with my Granny.
Every Christmas she would send us home with a handmade ornament and box of sweets containing everything from Martha Washington Balls to divinity to Russian Tea to fruitcake.
At the time, I didn’t realize how much work went into making sure we were feasting like sugarplum fairies.
Now that I’m older though, I’ve yet to turn on the stand mixer in the kitchen without thinking of her daily gestures of love.
I miss her dearly and I know there are so many of you missing loved ones right now too.
In an effort to keep her traditions alive during the holiday season, I make it a point to carve out some time to spend in the kitchen carefully measuring, adding a pinch of this and that, and trying out new recipes.
Recently, I found a snowflake silicone cakelet mold on sale at Michaels.
I thought it would be fun to try and make chocolate covered Oreos to kick off a Christmas cookie box.
These cookies were relatively easy to make but I learned a few things along the way to help make your experience a little easier than mine ?
Here’s a look at how to make chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies…
Chocolate Covered Oreo Snowflake Cookie Supplies:
- Snowflake Cookie or Cakelet Mold
- Melting Wafers (we used dark chocolate, but you can use whatever flavor you like best)
- Oreo Cookies (we used peanut butter pie flavored Oreos, but they make a variety of flavors now)
- Embellishments, optional
- Icing, optional (this will help make your embellishments stick)
- Toothpicks, optional (an easy tool if you use embellishments)
- Parchment or wax paper
- Small cookie sheet
- Tarp, optional (to protect your work surface)
Chocolate Covered Oreo Snowflake Cookie Steps:
Gather your supplies and place a tarp over your work area if desired.
Make sure your snowflake mold is clean and completely dry. This is such an important step (I’ll show you why in a bit) so don’t skip it – it makes a huge difference!
Place the snowflake mold on top of a small cookie sheet.
Using caution and care, melt the chocolate wafers as per the instructions on the back of the bag.
We put ours in the microwave for 30 seconds initially, then in 15-second additional intervals until the chocolate wafers were melted completely.
Again, using caution and care as chocolate will be hot, spoon melted chocolate into the cavities of your snowflake mold.
Make sure the entire surface is covered with chocolate. Our base layer was about a third of the entire mold.
Once your chocolate base layer is in place, add your Oreo, and lightly press down into the snowflake mold.
These molds were so deep, I probably could have used 2 cookies!
Then fill the remaining third of each snowflake mold cavity with melted chocolate covering the Oreo cookie.
Place cookies in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes or until chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies have fully set.
Carefully, remove the chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies from the silicone snowflake molds and place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
As you can see the cavity molds weren’t as dry as I thought they were because the water droplets completely changed the color of the chocolate in some spots.
While it didn’t change the flavor of the chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies, I would have preferred they were the same color throughout.
The crevices inside the snowflake design were a bit tedious to work with, to be honest.
I was able to add a tiny amount of white frosting to the tip of a toothpick to help secure the candy pearl beads to the cookie though.
They definitely add a pretty layer to the chocolate covered Oreo snowflake cookies, but just a heads up, this step is time-consuming if you’re in the midst of a busy season.
Speaking of which, if you’re really short on time, most grocery stores and local bakeries sell chocolate covered Oreos.
Just pick up a batch and add a snowflake embellishment and you’re good to go ?
As with the other projects we’ve shared this holiday season, the melting wafers and Oreo cookie variety can be completely customized to whatever your family likes best.
Bonus, this snowflake mold can be used throughout the winter, not just at Christmas. I can’t wait to try a cake mix with these molds too!
I know the next few weeks are going to get hectic, but I hope we can all find a way to continue to carry on the traditions we hold most dear.
Even if it’s a scaled-back version, it’s still an important rite of passage during the holidays.
Other Sweet Treat Ideas to Enjoy:
- Quick and Easy Holiday Marshmallow Bar
- How to Make Gingerbread Cookies From a Sugar Cookie Mix
- Fudgy Christmas Brownie Bites
- How to Create a DIY Hot Drink Stencil
- DIY Wreath Cake Using a Bundt Pan