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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

100th Birthday of the Oreo Cookie

Today - March 6, 2012 is the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie.  Now I LOVE Oreos but they don't quite fit my image of a sophisticated dessert -- but a scrumptious Oreo pie is a great choice for a meal.  Next year I think I will have a 101 year birthday party for the Oreo and serve an Oreo pie.
Here's a quick recipe adapted from a Cool Whip® version:

Make in the morning - Serve at Dinnertime Oreo Pie

    • 1 package Oreos
    • 1/2 stick butter (margarine if you must)
    • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
    • 2 packages (4-serving size) vanilla-flavored instant pudding
    • 1 eight-oz. tub Cool Whip, thawed
Use a blender or food processor to crush 3 dozen cookies (if you do not have a blender or food processor - use a Zip-Loc® bag and a rolling pin).
Mix the cookie crumbs (reserve 1/3 of the cookie crumbs for the pudding mixture) with melted butter and pressed onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Beat milk and pudding together until thick (approximately 1 to 2 minutes). Carefully stir in whipped topping and blend well. Fold the reserved cookie crumbs into the pudding mixture.
Spoon pudding mixture onto crust.
Garnish each piece of pie with a dab of whipped cream, a maraschino cherry and an Oreo and refrigerate for at least four hours.


Lukas, Catherine. (2000) The Oreo Cookie Counting Book.  Illustrated by Victoria Raymond.  Little, Simon (a board book, 11 pages)  

And, yes it's a blatant placement of a product being advertised in a children's book so if you don't want to buy your children (or spouse or anyone else) Oreos then probably best not to purchase this book.  But I buy Oreos anyway.


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