Who doesn’t love the taste of cookies and cream?
Oreos first debuted with their cookies and cream goodness in 1912. And since then they have remained a favorite treat for young and old alike. They have also become a kitchen staple for many delicious desserts. Today’s recipe features the chocolatey taste of this beloved cookie. But before we give you that recipe enjoy the story that brings to life one woman’s enduring love and the part that a cookies and cream pie played in keeping that love alive. Read the short story “6 pm” by Jon Frank.
Here is our version of a chilled cookies and cream pie.
We tweaked it, tasted it and it was a hit. Give it a try and then tell us how you liked it or send us a picture. Can’t wait to hear from you.
A chocolatey, from scratch, pie crust cradles a light and creamy cheesecake inspired filling that is loaded with crushed oreos then topped with homemade whipped cream garnished with more oreos. It doesn't get better than this.
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 2/3 cup flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter melted
- 2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
- 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 20 Oreo cookies crushed
- 5 Oreo cookies crushed for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9" deep dish pie pan with parchment paper. Grease and dust lightly with cocoa powder.
Combine first 4 dry ingredients and mix well.
Add melted butter and mix until thoroughly incorporated and resembles a soft dough.
Press dough evenly into pie pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Beat the blocks of cream cheese until creamy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until combined.
Add in the cool whip and beat until very creamy then fold in the crushed Oreos and pour into cooled pie crust.
Spread until evenly distributed and place into freezer.
Chill a metal bowl in the freezer until cold.
Pour the heavy cream into chilled bowl add 1 tsp vanilla and beat on high until thickened and peaks form.
Place the whipped cream into a piping bag with tip or a Ziplock with 1/4" of the corner cut off and pipe the whipped cream over the entire pie.
Garnish with Oreo pieces from 5 cookies.
Watch Episode 2 of When Fact Met Fiction to see how a scene with cookie wrappers became the inspiration for this recipe.
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