In The Spotlight: Oreos

On March 6,1912, the Oreo cookie was born! It was made by the Nabisco Baking Company and consisted of two round chocolate biscuits filled with vanilla cream in the middle. It was basically like the Oreo cookie of today; only the design on the biscuit was different.

Oreo cookies can be found in over one hundred countries around the world, but are most popular in the U.S. At this time, there have been over 491 billion Oreos produced and sold in the U.S. It is also interesting to note that Oreos are egg and dairy-free.

One more little Oreo trivia fact: Over half the people who eat Oreos do the “Twist, Lick, Dunk Ritual”.

Through the years, Nabisco has released special Oreos like Mystery Oreos, Love Oreos, Lemon Oreos and even Chocolate Wasabi Oreos. The latest “craft’ Oreos are Lady GaGa Oreos and Java Chip Oreos. It seems like there is an Oreo for everyone!

Oreos are also a great ingredient in many desserts. They can become a crust, a filling or a topping. Taste of Home has an article called, “20 Oreo Recipes to Satisfy Your Cookie Cravings” which has the recipes and pictures to bring out the cookie monster in you!

  • Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting – Can’t go wrong with this one – it has crushed Oreos in the cake batter and the frosting!
  • White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake – Is it rich? You bet! Is it perfect for Thanksgiving dinner? Absolutely!
  • S’mOreos – This is a delicious tweak to a yummy campfire snack with the addition of peanut butter and Oreos.
  • Ice Cream Cookie Dessert – Layer crushed Oreos, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge ice cream topping and whipped cream for a perfect make-ahead dessert.
  • Frozen Mud Pie – Here is another easy make-ahead dessert that will wow your family and guests.
  • Cookies and Cream Cake – This one is super easy. Oreos are mixed into the batter and also pressed into the sweet and creamy icing.

Click here to get to the website and check out all the tempting Oreos recipes.

– Becky Lynn is a writer for She and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren and traveling. Becky loves cranking up the music and heading to the kitchen to try out new recipes or cook for an upcoming party. She is passionate about continuing to be a life-long learner!


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