There’s no place like home for the holidays, and home is where the cookies are! How festive are these cute Santa Dipped Oreos?! We make these almost every year (we aren’t consistent enough to call it a “tradition” yet ????), and it’s such a fun and easy recipe. These are always grabbed up early off the dessert tray — especially by the kids!
I realized I never shared my Santa Dipped Oreos recipe on the blog! I know many people are spending more time at home, and working on new holiday traditions this year. Or maybe just bored and baking a lot. Either way, I figured this was a solid time to share my Santa Dipped Oreos recipe with you!
What You Need To Make Santa Dipped Oreos
- Oreo Cookies (any kind work, but we opted for Golden)
- Red Wilton Candy Melts
- Bright White Wilton Candy Melts
- White Decorating Icing
- Red M&Ms
- Black Decorating Pen
- Wax or Parchment Paper
What You Do:
- In a microwave safe bowls, melt the red melts according to product package instructions. (I use the whole bag when dipping 1 whole package of Oreos).
- Dip the top of each Oreo into the red candy coating. Place on wax paper to cool until the coating has set. (Pro tip: You can place them on a baking sheet and put them in the fridge about 10 minutes to speed this up!)
- When the red coating has set, repeat step 1 for the bright white candy melts.
- Dip the lower half of each cookie into the candy coating. Place the cookies back onto the wax paper. You need to finish decorating BEFORE the candy coating sets this time!
- Apply a border of white decorating icing over the edge where the red candy coating and the cookie meet, swirling to mimic the look of the fur lining on Santa’s hat!
- Use one red M&M for Santa’s nose, and create eyes by dotting the black decorating pen.
- Let the cookies full set before eating!
I added some white candy melts into my red to make it a more muted, softer color vs a bold red. You can do the same, or get creative and have a blue Santa!
Look at that tasty, little Santa army! These Santa dipped Oreos store well, and stack well – which makes them a go-to for cookie exchanges and dessert boards. Remember this dessert tray from last year?
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You can check out another great [kid-approved] Christmas cookie recipe here, too!