March 7th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Overheard on 10 ways to dunk, split, dip, soak, hack, bake Oreo cookies

Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

"I'm in love with the dental hygenist who cleans my teeth, but I don't get to spend much time with her. So before an appointment I eat a whole package of Oreos."
–Stephen Wright

It's been 100 years since the first Oreo sandwich cookie was sold to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Thus began a tradition of dunking, dipping, twisting ...

100 years of Oreo cookies

Read on to see all the creative ways our readers eat their Oreos.

1. With milk

Walter: "Dip in ice cold milk until the cookie under your fingers just starts to get soft, then eat it on one bite. The cookie is soft and the cream filling is still a bit solid. Oh those were the days."

2. More cookie, less filling

mike bartz: "I split them and discard the filling. Love the chocolate cookie. Have to have milk with them."

3. Frankenstuf

Jamie: "Twist apart two separate Double Stuf cookies, and put the icing halves together to make a Quadruple Stuf Oreo!"

4. Total immersion

SchuPhli: "Here's how it's done: You buy Double Stuf Oreos and get a glass of whole milk and a fork. You put the fork in the Oreo stuffing then dip it into the milk. Perfect milk coverage without the mess."

5. Dip 'em

Shelbi: "Am I the only one who dipped my Oreos in peanut butter? A la The Parent Trap?"

6. More is merrier

Careme: "I usually only eat odd numbers at a time because the first one goes into the glass of milk to remain there until the end getting fully soaked and becoming fully soft. They others I dunk in pairs until softened then Nom Nom Nom! At the end with my final drink of milk I wash down the one totally soaked in the bottom. MMMMMmmmmmm. Eleven was a daily ritual for about 10 years of my life. I'm sure the dark cocoa and all the rest are going to end up taking that from my life too. Oh well. Eating is my favorite vice."

7. Surreptitious consumption

Kendo23: "I usually eat them in the middle of the night. Usually around 1 a.m. ... then around 2 a.m. ... then again around 3:30 a.m. My wife hides them, but I always find 'em. :)"

8. Rinse and repeat

Wastrel: "The Oreos today do not compare to the ones that were made with better chocolate wafers and lard-based filling. I'd like to see 'Classic Oreos' or 'Original Oreos' in the store, but of course that would just be marketing some product that that they could make for less and sell for more ... as for eating them, with milk. An Oreo, then some milk, repeat."

9. Cookie inversion

Jessica: "My favorite Oreos are the inside-out ones: vanilla cookie with chocolate cream filling. And my favorite thing about Oreos is that they are vegan!"

10. Bake 'em

Reader t3chsupport shared a recipe for Oreo cookie truffles that is worth checking out. No cooking required, just a little melting and smashing.

"They are so delicious, and fast, and easy and simple," t3chsupport writes. "They're great when you first make them, but after a day or so they are absolutely divine (especially with some chopped walnuts mixed with the Oreo mixture ... drool). An impressive last-minute desert."

1. Get a package of Oreos
2. Smash the ever-living hell out of them! (pro tip: put them in a bag first before smashing)
3. Take a package of cream cheese, and mix it all up with your Oreo crumbs in a bowl. By hand works best.
4. Take the black goo you just made and roll it into little balls, about an inch wide, and put them on a plate or cookie sheet.
5. Put it in the fridge until it's cold.
6. While that's cooling and firming, put your almond bark in a small pot. Put some water in a slightly larger pot, and put it on medium low heat, and put the pan with the chocolate chips/bark in it into that pan, submerging the bottom in the hot water (but not touching the bottom). Or if you're some sort of fancy pants you can use a double boiler if you have one.
7. Let the stuff melt.
8. Take your now cold Oreo and cream cheese balls, and give them a quick dip in the melted chocolate, and put them back on the pan to cool and harden.
9. Stick them back in the fridge. I don't know how long they keep for, they never last that long.

Drool ... yes. How do you eat an Oreo cookie? Share your opinion in the comments area below and in the latest stories on Or sound off on video via CNN iReport.

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  1. Nicki

    Double-stuffed !!! Yummo 😉 lol

    March 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I had two reactions when I saw this article:
    1. What?
    2. Nicole Saidi had to do that.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    lmao @ Joey, my initial thought was *oh boy, the sugar police are gonna have a field day with this thread!*

    March 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ♔Mmmmm♕

    nah-uh-uh! gimmie my gingersnaps and oatmeal cookies anyday...

    March 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Oh yea, BANANA oatmeal cookies! Yum!

    March 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Well, happy birthday, Oreo's...
    Never liked them.

    I suppose the only way some people would like them better is if they were wrapped on bacon...


    March 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      *wrapped IN bacon*

      March 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "On The Lunatic Fringe"

    Top vanilla ice cream with 3 Oreos "smashed" in a zipper bag, topped with chocolate syrup, with a cherry on top.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♔Mmmmm♕

      that is just sickley probally go to sleep after that dish...

      March 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hamsta

    @banasy i hope you are being sarcastic.bacon doesnt go with oreos.@jeff frank your idea sounds better. i discovered a good way to enjoy oreos by accident.i was dipping oreos in milk and dropped one in the glass of milk.after finishing the glass of milk i ate the oreo at the bottom.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, hamsta, I was being sarcastic.

      @Dingleberry: You're still the only one. 😉

      March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. happy


    March 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. yo mamma sux

    My best coukie is dos ones wit the box dat has dos picchurs on dem of thos litle peeple wit dos hats on dem.. the ones wit dos small cocoanut an stipe chacolat icein on dem

    March 8, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dingleberry

    My favorite snack in the whole world is a bacon wrapped oreo. And here I thought I was the only one.

    March 8, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Once again, banasy and I found something on which we agree. I'll put my opinion this way: I hate and despise Oreo cookies.
    I used to eat a lot of chocolate chip cookies and pecan sandies, but that was before 1991. Since then, I've eaten four or five chocolate chip cookies: few enough to remember.
    Didn't somebody mention obesity recently?

    March 8, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. That Guy

    I drop 5 double-stuffed in a glass of milk and wait 4-5 minutes and then i just drink it all in 1 go... Sooo good

    February 12, 2014 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |