Last week was the first quarterly potluck meal for our students at the school of preaching (Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies). There have been past times when we had a large number of students who were married with children. This year’s class happens to have three married guys and only one of them has children. The other twelve guys are young single men with cooking skills that were unknown to me, so I wanted to take several large dishes that would feed a group. I decided to make this Oreo Cookie Dessert that is easy to fix, people love, and can feed a lot.
There are so many versions of this recipe. I’ve heard it called “Dirt Cake”, “Oreo Cake”, and “Oreo Pudding Dessert”. Some versions use vanilla pudding and some chocolate. This is my version that I have made for years. Anytime I take it somewhere, I have little to no leftovers, regardless of how many other desserts are there. The number of cookies used totally depends on the size and depth of the dish used to serve it in. For this one, you can see that my dish is fairly shallow and wide. It took more cookies for me this time since I wanted to put the halved cookies around the sides. For the cookies on the side of the dish, I open them and scrape off the white filling just for the sake of appearance.
- 1+ packages Oreo cookies (amount used depends on the size dish you are filling)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 ounces Cool Whip
- 2 small packages instant chocolate pudding
- 3 cups milk
Mix cream cheese and butter together.
Add in powdered sugar, then set aside.
Mix pudding with milk until thickened.
Fold Cool Whip and cream cheese mixture into the pudding.
Split Oreo cookies in half and place on the bottom of the dish.
Spoon pudding mixture over the cookies.
Take more cookies and crush in food processor.
Sprinkle these on top o f the pudding mixture.
Line the edge of the dish with more cookies.
Chill about 1 hour.