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Oreo Frosting (AKA Cookies & Cream Frosting)

Oreo Frosting is the answer to any Oreo-lover's quest for more of the delicious chocolate sandwich cookies in their life! Use it with moist chocolate cupcakes or your favorite vanilla or chocolate cake to create a cookies and cream inspired dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups of frosting
Calories: 1071kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  • 12-14 Oreos finely crushed, about 1 ¼ cups of cookie crumbs

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter using a stand or electric mixer until smooth, creamy, and light, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating until combined. Beat in the remaining powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, then add just enough heavy cream or milk to get the frosting to a nice pipeable consistency.
  • Stir in the Oreos, then use to frost cake or cupcakes.

Notes

  • I just use my food processor to finely chop the Oreos into crumbs, but a rolling pin and ziploc bag will work just as well. Just be sure if you are planning to pipe the frosting that the Oreo pieces are very fine and the tip you use is large enough that a larger piece of cookie won't get stuck in the tip because it's a pain unblocking it later.
  • This recipe makes enough frosting for 14-16 cupcakes if you are piping it on thick like I did here, or 24 cupcakes if you are just planning to spread the frosting with a knife. It's also enough for a 2 layer cake, but if you want more frosting to pipe decorative swirls around the top, I recommend a double batch or at least a batch and a half.
  • Leftover frosting can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container. Just thaw in the fridge overnight. Let the frosting sit out on the counter for 1 hour to come to room temperature before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 1071kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 132g | Vitamin A: 1529IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg