Cookies and Cream Layered Dessert

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We’ve been having a bit of a heat wave. It was hot, humid, and miserable. So when my daughter and I get home after sweating/playing at the park and my sister announces that she needs to bring dessert to work in an hour… well, I don’t want to bake a batch of cookies.

me a year ago Pinned Oreo Layer Dessert On Pinterest. It looked good, but I knew I wouldn’t be using cool whip or instant pudding if I made it. I’d rather use real cream and real chocolate pudding for something really tasty. Oreo though definitely remains the same. I may love the “scratch from scratch” lifestyle, but I adore those little cookies.

The end result is a refreshingly cool cake that combines Oreo addiction with cheesecake, chocolate and mounds of delicious whipped cream. It’s pretty fast and pretty decadent. I told my sister I had to tax her and steal a piece before she could bring it to her work potluck. She helped with everything, but you can’t make dessert at my house without letting me save a piece!

raw material

2 tbsp butter
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 cups heavy cream (divided)
4 tbsp sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 package Oreos
1/2 cup butter, melted
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp sugar


1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat to make the pudding. Once fully melted, add the cornstarch and stir until the cornstarch is well incorporated. Stir in 2 cups heavy cream and sugar. Whisk constantly while slowly increasing heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil and remove from heat immediately. Stir in the chocolate chips until completely melted. Pour into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Remove 4 Oreos from the package, then crush the remaining Oreos in a blender or food processor until completely crushed. Stir in the melted butter, then press the Oreo mixture into the bottom of the pan.

3. In a mixing bowl, cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. on hold.

4. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer), in a metal or glass bowl, beat the remaining 2 cups heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Do not use copper or plastic bowls. Gradually add sugar while whipping. The time it takes to whip the cream depends on the freshness and fat content of the cream. Whipped cream whips in about 1 minute, while most regular store-bought cream takes a few minutes to form a stiff peak.

5. Fold half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

6. Layer the dessert by first spreading the cream cheese mixture over the Oreo crust. Topped with semi-chilled chocolate pudding, followed by fresh whipped cream. Use the reserved 4 crushed Oreos on top for garnish. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

A closeup of a cookie and cream layered dessert topped with crushed Oreo cookies on a white plate with a fork next to it.