Cookies & Cream

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Our dear friend Rusty graduated yesterday, and we celebrated at a little party in his honor. I made one of Grammy's {and one of my} favorite desserts: cookies & cream. [We've always called it mud, but I suppose c&c is the more party-appropriate name.]

I got this cute little cookie jar at TJ Maxx recently for $13. It begged to come home with me; what can I say? Truth be told, I have a weakness for serving platters, glassware, cake stands, trays... anything with which to host a fun party or shower. That said, I don't know that I necessarily host enough fun parties or showers to justify all of this serveware...! {I love to loan things out, so let me know if you want to borrow a cake stand or two. :)}

I always like to create ingredient cards when I make things for parties to help people who have food allergies or dietary restrictions. This one turned out pretty cute, so I think I'll keep it for future cookies & cream adventures. {Like my boss's birthday on Monday... gotta get on that!}

Here's the recipe. Yum!

1 20 oz. package Oreo cookies {I find that this isn't enough oreos compared to how much "cream" you'll end up with... so if someone in your house enjoys them, buy two packages so you can grind up more if necessary!}
2 packages instant vanilla pudding
2.5 cups milk {I use skim}
1 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
1 tub cool whip
1 cup confectioners sugar (sifted) {Confession: I never sift anything!}
1 stick butter (softened) {I use a half a stick}

1. Combine the milk and instant pudding together and set aside
2. Combine the softened cream cheese and butter together with the sugar. Mix well and set aside
3. Grind the package of oreos to a fine dust-like quality and set aside
4. Combine the products of steps 1 and 2 with the cool whip
5. In a 9x13 pan
{or a cute cookie jar...}, create layers of cookie dust and the creamy mixture. Begin with the cookie dust, then put a layer of the mixture on top, and repeat until all ingredients are used
6. Cool several hours before eating
{it's much better cold}


Ginny J said...

YUM! wow. I need this.

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