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Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

Using my easy Oreo frosting is like topping your cake or cupcakes (ideally Oreo cupcakes!) with cookies and cream cheesecake.

This Oreo icing is made with cream cheese so it is super creamy and totally delicious.

Oreo cookies and cream frosting being piped onto a cupcake

Oreo frosting, in my mind, has to be made with cream cheese. The cream cheese gives it a perfect tang that contrasts with the sweetness of the cookies. (And, I’m a sucker for all cream cheese frostings. Have you tried my chocolate cream cheese frosting? It’s my favorite frosting ever!)

How to Make Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

Oreo cookies and cream frosting on a mixer paddle

Cookies and cream frosting has just five ingredients: cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and crushed Oreos!

Before you start making a batch, it is extremely important that all of your ingredients are at room temperature. If your cream cheese is still cold, it won’t mix into the rest of the ingredients well and your frosting will contain clumps rather than being smooth.

The first step is to mix together the cream cheese and the butter with an electric mixer until light and airy, about three minutes at high speed.

Aerated butter and cream cheese in a glass mixing bowl

Next, mix in the powdered sugar. Be sure to start the mixer on low speed so that the powdered sugar doesn’t go flying across the room!

Adding powdered sugar to cream cheese frosting

Mix for a few minutes until fully incorporated.

Mixing butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a stand mixer

Next, mix in the vanilla extract.

Adding vanilla extract to cream cheese frosting

Before adding Oreos to the frosting, make sure they are finely crushed. If you have large pieces of Oreo in the frosting and you want to pipe it, those pieces will get stuck in your piping tip.

I typically crush Oreos in a food processor.

Collage with Oreos in food processor not crushed and Oreos in food processor crushed

However, you can also use a sealed plastic bag, a rolling pin, and some elbow grease.

Rolling a rolling pin over a ZipLock bag filled with Oreos

Mix the crushed Oreos into the frosting thoroughly.

Adding Oreos to Oreo frosting

How to Use Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

Cookies and cream cupcakes with Oreos sitting next to them

I love using my Oreo frosting on my chocolate cupcakes to make Oreo cupcakes, but the frosting is also amazing on vanilla cupcakes or vanilla cake.

This frosting would also be incredible on a hi-hat cupcake or as a topping on my cakey brownies.

Best Tips for Making Oreo Frosting

  • Try experimenting with some of the fun-flavored Oreos like Mint Oreos or Red Velvet Oreos. Or, make your own homemade Oreos!
  • Always make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting.
  • Mix for several minutes to incorporate lots of air into the frosting and make it fluffy.
  • You can add more or less powdered sugar to the recipe to give it lighter or stiffer texture.
  • The USDA considers frostings made with cream cheese to be unsafe if left unrefrigerated for more than a couple of hours, and there are a lot of food websites that echo this fear. If you have a weakened immune system, or just like to err on the side of caution, then by all means refrigerate your frosting until you are ready to serve. If you want to know what I do, though, I leave my cupcakes with cream cheese frosting out of the fridge. I have never had problems with the frosting souring, and I have certainly never had any negative health issues as a result.
  • Cream cheese frosting can be frozen! Foods with a high fat content tend to survive freezing well. You can put a plastic bag of chocolate cream cheese frosting in the freezer for weeks or maybe even months. You will need to let it thaw and re-whip it a bit when it comes out, though, before you start piping.

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Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

Using my easy Oreo frosting is like topping your cake or cupcakes with cookies and cream cheesecake! It's so easy to make and totally delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies and cream frosting, cream cheese frosting recipe, oreo cheesecake frosting, oreo cream cheese frosting, oreo frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar use more or less depending on how stiff you want the frosting to be
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed Oreos about 12 Oreos

Instructions

  • Whip cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on high speed with an electric mixer.
  • Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Mix in crushed Oreos.
  • Spread or pipe onto your favorite desserts.

Notes

  • You can crush the Oreos in a food processor or in a sealed plastic bag using a rolling pin.
  • This recipe should cover 12 cupcakes or an 8" cake. Double it if you like to make really large swirls or frost your cakes very heavily. 
  • Try experimenting with some of the fun-flavored Oreos like Mint Oreos or Red Velvet Oreos. Or, make your own homemade Oreos!
  • Always make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting.
  • Mix for several minutes to incorporate lots of air into the frosting and make it fluffy.
  • You can add more or less powdered sugar to the recipe to give it lighter or stiffer texture.
  • The USDA considers frostings made with cream cheese to be unsafe if left unrefrigerated for more than a couple of hours, and there are a lot of food websites that echo this fear. If you have a weakened immune system, or just like to err on the side of caution, then by all means refrigerate your frosting until you are ready to serve. If you want to know what I do, though, I leave my cupcakes with cream cheese frosting out of the fridge. I have never had problems with the frosting souring, and I have certainly never had any negative health issues as a result.
  • Cream cheese frosting can be frozen! Foods with a high fat content tend to survive freezing well. You can put a plastic bag of chocolate cream cheese frosting in the freezer for weeks or maybe even months. You will need to let it thaw and re-whip it a bit when it comes out, though, before you start piping.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Sugars 34g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Most delicious combo of chocolaty goodness and creamy topping for your favorite cakes and cupcakes! This Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting is made with cream cheese so it is super creamy and totally delicious. Easy, quick and delicious recipe you can make for any occasion!
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25 comments on “Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting”

  1. Jensays:

    I think I have found my weekend project with 4 girls under the age of 7! :) Oreo madness, here we come!

  2. Elysesays:

    All I have to say is YUM. I’ll take oreos anyway I can get ’em, and in a cream cheese frosting sounds just delicious!

  3. Stomach. Growling. Must purchase cream cheese and Oreos, stat!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. My husbands greatest sweets love is oreos! He would this!!

  5. finsmomsays:

    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!

    This looks deadly!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I did Oreo frosting once and had a really, really tough time using any kind of tip to make a swirly top for the cupcake. I must have had the oreos too chunky! Looks great :)

  7. sanasays:

    Hi Stef – Can you please what type/brand of cream cheese is to be used for this? i have never had cream cheese fronsting so i am not sure what type to buy?

  8. Stefsays:

    You can use any brand of cream cheese – just make sure not to get a kind that is already whipped.

  9. Houlisays:

    Hey everyone!

    For the people who were asking about how many oreos are needed for 3/4 of a cup:

    I went to the grocery store (you can probably find them at your nearest 7-11 convenience store as well!) and found a cup of oreos that contains EXACTLY 3/4 cup when crushed! It’s called “Mini Oreos Bite-size Go-Pak” They’re not as big as normal oreos, but i’m assuming it’ll work out to be ok!

  10. Anonymoussays:

    Does it taste like cream cheese?

  11. Stefsays:

    Anon – It taste more like cheesecake than regular cream cheese.

  12. Franniesays:


    Made this frosting tonight for oreo cupcakes and it is heaven! Tastes JUST like oreo cheesecake. Ate some with a spoon. YUM!!!

  13. Maevesays:

    wow im using this for an oreo cake i am making! This is awesome and simple thank you so much!Wow i am using this for my birthday and ALL my friends adore oreos so they will surley love it!Hey Stef do you have a oreo cupcake to go with the frosting? If you do please show me the link on your blog!!!!

  14. Stefsays:

    Maeve – Glad you like it! Here’s the link to the oreo cupcakes: https://www.cupcakeproject.com/oreo-cupcakes-with-built-in-cup-for/.

  15. Anonymoussays:

    How many cupcakes can you frost with this amount of icing?

  16. Goarsays:


    I just made this frosting to go with chocolate cupcakes….and it’s to die for!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. Stefsays:

    Anon – I don’t see why not!

  18. Anonymoussays:

    how many does it make?

  19. Janesays:


    Used Oreo Frosting to top mini brownie cupcakes for a kids Halloween party. Delicious! Your blog is very inspiring…Thank You :)


  20. Yum! I made this to go with martha stewart’s chocolate whooppie pies, and it was perfect. Thanks!

  21. claudinesays:

    My daughter Morgan loves Oreo cookies! We will be making the oreo filling by using the “Whonu nutrition oreo cookies” instead of using the regular mini oreos! I will let you know. Thank you for all your recipes!

  22. Anonymoussays:

    3-4 Cups of sugar sounds like a lot!
    Last time I used that much for icing, it turned out really, really, sweet. Too sweet.
    I’ve been seeing 3-4 cups of icing sugar on a lot of frosting recipes lately but I just can’t get my head around it. Why so much icing sugar?!?!

  23. Anonymoussays:

    make sure you include butter when whipping. Also check that both the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature; don’t try to melt it or whip it when it’s still too cold.
    You shouldn’t need to use too much sugar and you should be able to enjoy delicious, cream cheese frosting on anything! Good Luck! :)

  24. Poojasays:

    Hey! This one looks a winner. My son who is a huge Oreo fan is bound to love it! Am wondering though- if I want to fill and frost an 8″ cake, will I need to double the recipe?

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