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marbled oreos

Start with the Best Ingredients - Oreo Cookies

In the past couple of years, I have seen a lot of marbled cakes popping up in the baking world. I have even done a few myself - like this Purple Marble Cake or this Blue Marble Cake. It's pretty easy technique to master, and let's be honest, it looks really really cool. But why stop at cakes?

Easy Marbling Recipe For Cookies

Last week, I decided it was time to go beyond the marbled cake, and take on America's favorite cookie - The Oreo. The result was pretty great. There are not many things in this world that can beat a good old fashioned Oreo - but I think these marbled ones come pretty close.

Cookies Using Oreos as Starter
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I also did my first Periscope Broadcast (which is a LIVE video feed) demonstrating how I did this. I'm not going to lie...I was so nervous and sweating the entire time. I am terrified of being in front of the camera (I am much more comfortable behind it), but sometimes you gotta get out of your comfort zone. And guess what...I made it through! You can check it out below.

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Oreo Cookies With Chocolate Crust

Marbled Oreos

Marbled Oreos | Sprinkles For Breakfast


  • 1/4 pound melting chocolate
  • Chocolate Coloring (I used Wilton's Pink and Purple)
  • 20 Oreos
  • Toothpicks
  • Small microwaveable bowl (about 2.5" high and 3-4" wide)


  1. Place wax or parchment paper on a flat work surface.
  2. Put melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring after each heating, until it is melted. Place 1/3 of the chocolate into a small bowl.
  3. Dip toothpick into chocolate color and swirl into the small bowl of melted chocolate. Repeat with remaining colors.
  4. Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate, coating the back and front evenly.
  5. Lightly tap the cookie on the rim of the bowl to get off any excess chocolate.
  6. Place cookie on paper. Let them cool until the chocolate is completely hardened.
  7. Repeat this process with the rest of the cookies. Once the chocolate begins to lose the white color, add more of the white melted chocolate and chocolate color.

*Makes 20 Oreos

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Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (12)


I had a problem with making the chocolate deep enough to get half the cookie in my bowl. I ended up using all the chocolate just to make it deep enough, so it all turned pink toward the end and I didn't have any left over. How did you get around this with the amount of chocolate the recipe calls for? I even used 1/2 lb.

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Kai! I am so sorry you had problems with this! The trick is, you need a small but deep bowl for these guys. The one I use is 2.5" high and 3.5" wide at the rim. This way you do not use all the white chocolate at once, but still have enough to get that half dip. Does this make sense? And I usually get my bowls from Ikea!


If I wanted to coat the entire cookie in chocolate, how would you suggest doing that? I imagine it would be difficult to do so when you don't have anywhere to hold onto with your fingers! Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Mary! There are a few ways you can do it. Here is a video I found that gives you some great suggestions. I hope that helps, but let me know if you have any further questions!


Fav part is that the ingredients calls for 20 Oreos and yet it only produces 16. Obviously at least 4 get eaten in process.

Lindsay Nathanson

Amazing call! That is EXACTLY what happens! <3


These are really pretty and I want to make them for a shower! how far in advance do you think I can make them? Does freezing them make sense?

Lindsay Nathanson

You can totally freeze them! You can make them a few weeks in advance and freeze them and they will be fine.

Jayme Hale

So I didn't read it before settling in to attempt and had gel food coloring. They have some minimal lumpiness. Lol! The next batch was done with both white and purple melting chocolate marbled, since I didn't have the correct food coloring. I think it worked!

Lindsay Nathanson

Using colorful melting chocolate is a great idea!


gorgeous!! ... does Michaels or Hobby Lobby sell the MELTING CHOCOLATE and the Choc Coloring?

Lindsay Nathanson

Yes! They both should have them!


Love the look!
I made these with one color, blue, and it still came out looking like many shade of blue! Very pretty.
Its a good idea to work with small batches of chocolate, since the die will eventually turn your white chocolate into whatever color you are using

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Hannah! So glad you had success with this recipe! Your suggestion is also a great tip. Working with a small amount of chocolate at a time is ideal for these Oreos.

Jen Mendenhall-Waldorf

These are the most beautiful cookies ever xx

Lindsay Nathanson

Thanks Jen!

Kelly - A Side of Sweet

This is darling! Do you think you could use gel food coloring?

Lindsay Nathanson

If the gel food coloring is water based, it will not work. It will cause the chocolate to seize up and harden. Hope that helps! We don't want you ruining perfectly good chocolate.


Do you have a certain type of chocolate you use?


Never mind :) just saw the comment in the ingredients list


I love your picture peeking at the cake


Lindsay Nathanson

Thanks Carol!


i just squealed a little bit because these are SO PRETTY! how perfect for a shower or birthday party or tuesday evening. :)

Lindsay Nathanson

I know, I LOVE them! I'm so glad you like them too! (I vote making them on a Tuesday night!)