Christmas Oreo Snow Globe Cookies are an edible cookie craft that involves no baking, just dipping and decorating with sprinkles and decorations! A fun family activity that takes just an hour to do!
These Easy Oreo Snowman Cookies and Cute Oreo Penguin Cookies are another fun edible Oreo craft! You could even do a few of each at the same time since they all use similar ingredients!
Snow Globe Cookies are a fun winter or Christmas cookie that will have all the kids excited to make! Set out a tray of sprinkles, icing, and 2D icing decorations, and watch their creativity come to life!
You’ll love the break this recipe gives your oven and kitchen! No baking and no messy pantry ingredients mean less cleanup on your end!
All About These Snow Globe Cookies
Taste: Chocolaty cookies with cream filling get a vanilla candy melt coating! Once the cookie globe is made, it gets attached to a salty-sweet peanut butter cup!
Making for a sweet snow globe cookie that goes down well with an ice-cold glass of milk!
Texture: These crunchy cookies have a soft chocolate coating with crunchy decorations on top! Sending your mouth on a tasty texture adventure that stops at the soft, tender Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup base!
Tips & Tricks When Making These Easy Snow Globe Cookies
- Give The Kids A Job – While you line the baking sheets with parchment paper and prepare the candy decorations, let the kids unwrap the peanut butter cups. They’ll love to help with a job that’s their own while you get started on other things to make for smooth cookie decorating. It’s a win-win!
- Melting – The candy melts can be melted in the microwave or by using a double boiler. Use whichever method you prefer! Just make sure the chocolate is nice and smooth with no lumps!
- Dipping – I found that using a fork for dipping worked best! When removing the Oreos from the melted candy melts, I slid the fork under them. Afterward, I tapped the fork gently off the side of the bowl to encourage any excess chocolate to drip off. Then I used a toothpick to slide the cookie off of the fork and onto the parchment paper.
- Decorating – When decorating, I’d recommend that you work in batches of three dipped cookies. That way, the candy doesn’t harden before the decorations can be added.
- Attaching – To attach the cookies to their snow globe base, dip the bottom of each Oreo back into the melted candy. Then gently press them on top of the peanut butter cups and hold them for 10 to 20 seconds. You may think the cookies feel too heavy and will just fall over, but they won’t! It just takes some time to hold each cookie onto the base to adhere securely!
You can stick the peanut butter cups on while the Oreos are lying down and setting, but the cups will be at a bit of an angle and not quite as secure; if you’re just making them with the kiddos, this might be the easiest option.
While our kids have a ton of fun with edible crafts like this cookie recipe, I also think our inner child loves it just as much! Our family also really enjoys making these Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies that are also made with store-bought cookies.
This Reindeer Christmas Bark and Easy Reindeer Cakes are also both great ways to bring edible fun to Christmas!
You could also curb the sugar and instead have a family coloring contest with these free Christmas Coloring Pages! Or make up a batch of Reindeer Hot Chocolate Cones (DIY With Printable Tags) to gift away to friends and family!
Snow Globe Cookies – Fun And Tasty Variations!
- Oreo Flavor – Make these snow globe keepsake cookies using your favorite flavor of Oreo! Peanut butter creme, hazelnut, and peppermint would all make for tasty snow globes. You could even just the seasonal flavors like Snickerdoodle and Gingerbread!
- Decorating – Instead of using 2D icing decorations, you can draw on decorations by hand! Simply use melted candy melts and piping bags to draw and decorate the snow globes. Cookie icing could also be used!
- Ornaments – These same ingredients can also be used to make Oreo Ornament Cookies! Just place unwrapped Reese’s minis at the top of the dipped Oreo to create an ornament appearance. Then decorate the ornament using 2D decorations (affiliate link), cookie icing, or piping with melted candy melts.
- Skip Some Mess – You could get out of even more mess by buying and using White Fudge Covered Oreos. Then all you have to do is attach the snow globe base and decorate!
How Do I Store These Snow Globe Christmas Cookies?
Keep these Christmas cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They can then be enjoyed for up to 2 weeks.
Can I Use White Chocolate Chips In Place Of Candy Melts?
Yes, white chocolate chips can be used in place of candy melts. When using chocolate chips, I like to add vegetable oil to them to create a smoother dipping consistency.
I’d also recommend adding gel food coloring to the white chocolate chips to create red or green dipping colors.
How Many Bags Of Candy Melts Are Needed To Dip All Of The Oreos?
Technically one bag will cover about 24 Oreos. However, I like to account for the extra that’s needed to adhere the Oreos to the peanut butter cups. It’s also nice not to worry about running out in the dipping process.
Therefore, I’ve found that two bags of candy melts get the dipping job done comfortably! Two bags cover a 14-ounce package of regular Oreos or a 15-ounce package of Double Stuf Oreos.
Where Do I Find Gold Or Silver Mist?
This can be found in the baking aisle at Walmart or craft stores like Jo-Anns. I’ve also found it at party city as well as on Amazon! I recommend using the Wilton brand color mist (affiliate link) for the best results.
How Long Does It Take To Make These Snow Globe Cookies?
It took me around an hour to make turn a full package of Oreos into snow globes. There isn’t a ton of downtime in this recipe.
This is because the first Oreo you dip will be ready to go on the peanut butter cups by the time you finish dipping the last one. Making it so you essentially work in batches the whole way through!
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Christmas Oreo Snow Globe Cookies
- 1 Microwave-safe bowls per color
- 1 rubber spatulas per color
- 1 forks per color
- 1 Toothpicks per color
- 3 Baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- 36 Reese's Miniatures
- 1 can Gold or Silver Color Mist optional, Wilton brand works best
- 24 ounces candy melts
- 36 Oreo Cookies 1 (14oz.) regular Oreo package
- 36+ 2D Icing Decorations
- Holiday Sprinkles
- Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Unwrap the Reese's peanut butter cups and place them large side down on one of the baking sheets.36 Reese's Miniatures
- Use the color mist to spray the peanut butter cups all over following the directions on the can. Let dry while you make the Oreos.1 can Gold or Silver Color Mist
- Add the color melts to a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 1 minute, stir then melt at 30-seconds intervals, stirring between each one until smooth. Use separate bowls for each color and work with one color at a time for the best results.24 ounces candy melts
- Add an oreo to the melted candy and use a rubber spatula to scoop the candy over the top of it.36 Oreo Cookies
- Use a fork to scoop under the Oreo and lift it out, tapping until all the excess candy falls off, then sliding the bottom of the fork against the bowl.
- Use a toothpick to help slide the Oreo off the fork onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Then add the 2D icing decorations and additional sprinkles to decorate the candy-coated Oreos. Work in batches of three to that the candy doesn't harden before the decorations can be added.36+ 2D Icing Decorations, Holiday Sprinkles
- Let the Oreos set completely, about 10 to 15 minutes after being dipped.
- Reheat the candy melts if needed for 15 to 30 seconds until smooth again.
- Dip the bottoms of the Oreos about ¼-inch into the candy melts and then gently press them on top of the peanut butter cups, holding each one for 10 to 20 seconds to ensure it stays. Some of them may feel heavy and like they want to fall over, but they will stay if you just hold them a bit as the candy melts start to do their thing pretty quickly. You can stick the peanut butter cups on while the Oreos are lying down and setting, but the cups will be at a bit of an angle and not quite as secure; if you're just making them with the kiddos, this might be the easiest option.
- Let set completely before enjoying, about 15 minutes.
- 2 (12oz.) bags of candy melts should cover a 14-ounce package of regular Oreos or a 15-ounce package of Double Stuf Oreos.
- Technically a 12-ounce bag can cover 24 but we want to account for the extra needed to adhere the Oreos to the peanut butter cups and for ease of dipping and coating.
- It took me about 1 hour to make a full package of Oreos since they first Oreo you do will be ready to go on the peanut butter cups when you finish with the last ones so there really isn’t any downtime because you are working in batches the whole way through.
- The 2D icing decorations are just an easy way to decorate these, but you could use additional candy melts and piping bags to draw and decorate your snow globes.
- You can use Reese’s Mini (unwrapped) to make ornaments instead of snow globes.
- Wilton brand color mist works best. For these photos, I used the Walmart brand, but it was wetter and didn’t give as nice and even of a coating as when we made these with the kiddos a week later.
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