These adorable Tree Topped Oreo Christmas Cookies are topped with candy melt covered strawberries decorated to look just like little Christmas trees! They’re the perfect treat for any Christmas get-together, and they’re so easy to make!
If you read our blog much at all, you’ve probably noticed a theme when the holidays roll around. We love making cookies! Cookies are always the perfect treat for the holiday season, which is why we make so many of them. We make everything from plain sugar cookies to stylized delights like these delicious Oreo Christmas cookies. We love to bring these to holiday get-togethers, and we even make batches just to munch on at home! You will love these Tree Topped Oreo Christmas Cookies!
Oreo Christmas Cookies
When we’ve made Christmas cookies with an Oreo base in the past, it’s usually involved dunking the entire cookie in chocolate, but this year we decided to do something different. Unlike most Christmas cookies involving Oreos, these cookies are not coated in chocolate.
Instead, we topped Oreos with a strawberry covered in a green candy melt coating and then decorated with sprinkles to look like Christmas trees! They’re easy to make, delicious, and have an interesting look to them. They’re absolutely perfect for the holidays.
It only takes a handful of ingredients to make these delicious cookies. Grab some strawberries in the produce section, some Oreos in the cookie aisle, and then head to the baking aisle for the remaining ingredients. It’s all readily available at your local grocery store.
- Green candy melts
- Strawberries with tops removed
- White icing
- Candy stars
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making these Oreo Christmas cookies is just as simple as shopping for them. There’s no baking involved, and even melting the candies is done in the microwave. It doesn’t get easier!
Step 1: Prep the Strawberries
Remove the stems and cut the tops off of each strawberry to create a flat surface.
Step 2: Make the Oreo Base
Pipe vanilla icing onto the top of each Oreo to create both a snow effect and a base to place the strawberry on.
Step 3: Make the Strawberry Trees
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts, stirring occasionally. Once the chocolate is fully melted, stick a fork into the flat end of the strawberry and dip it into the melted candy.
Step 4: Place the Tree on the Cookie
Using a second fork, remove the strawberry and slowly set it on top of the iced Oreo.
Step 5: Final Decorations
Top the strawberry tree with sprinkles and a candy star to finish the look. Allow the candy coating to fully set and enjoy!
Hint: You don’t have to overthink placing the sprinkles. Just turn up the bottle and sprinkle away!
There isn’t a lot of room for variations with this recipe, but there are a couple of things you can do to change up the look of these cookies a bit.
Frosting: For a different look, you can add red food coloring to your frosting to make a red base for the tree to mimic a tree skirt.
Red Velvet Oreos: Red Velvet Oreos make a great base for this recipe because of their rich flavor and a pretty red filling.
You can store these cookies in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 2 to 4 days.
Although this recipe is super easy, there are some things to remember when dealing with covered strawberries like this. Be sure to give these a look before making this recipe.
After you’ve covered the strawberries, quickly – but carefully – place them and add the sprinkles. You want the sprinkles to stick to the wet candy coating.
Always Keep Them Refrigerated
Unless you’re serving them immediately, always keep these cookies refrigerated so the strawberries don’t sweat.
Let the Sprinkles do the Work
Don’t worry about how the sprinkles are applied. Just upend the container and go at it. Half the fun is random sprinkled look.
More Christmas Sweets Recipes
If you love Christmas recipes like these, we have some other ideas that we think you’ll enjoy, as well.
This FAQ answers all the most commonly asked questions about covered strawberries so be sure to give it a look before you dive into the recipe.
Why do chocolate covered strawberries sweat?
The sweat, as we call it, is simply water condensation. When the strawberries are taken out of a cold refrigerator and placed at room temperature, it brings out the moisture.
How do you keep chocolate covered strawberries from sweating?
First and foremost, keep them chilled at all times. Secondly, make them on the day you plan to serve them.
How long are these Oreo Christmas cookies good?
These will keep for 2 to 4 days in the refrigerator. The short lifespan is due to the covered strawberries.
Oreo Christmas Cookies
These Oreo Christmas cookies are absolutely adorable and so delicious. They make the perfect addition to any holiday get-together. Make up a batch of these and get ready for everyone to come back for more. They’re so easy and so festive, there’s no reason not to make them for your next event!
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Tree Topped Oreo Christmas Cookies
- 12 Strawberries
- 12 oz. Green Candy Melts
- 12 Oreos
- White Icing
- Candy Stars
- Start by making the Oreo base. Pipe vanilla icing onto the top of each sandwich cookies. This creates a snow effect for the trees and allows the strawberry to stick.
- Remove stems off strawberries using a knife and slice each end to create a flat surface.
- In a microwave safe bowl, slowly melt the candy melts, stirring occasionally.
- Once chocolate is fully melted, use a small fork to dip the strawberries with the fork inserted into the cut, flat end.
- Using a second fork, remove the strawberry and slowly set on top of the iced Oreo.
- Top with sprinkles and a candy star. Be sure to work quickly as the sprinkles will stick better while the chocolate is wet.
- Allow chocolate to fully dry and enjoy!