I am finding out that no-bake cookies are addicting!
When I was in the grocery store buying pistachio and butterscotch pudding (for previous batches of no-bake cookies), I saw cheesecake flavored pudding. I grabbed a box. I couldn’t help it! I knew I had some Oreo’s in the cupboard at home and the thought of Oreo cheesecake cookies sounded really good!
They are really good!! These might be my favorite flavor yet! That means I have to give most of them away so that I am not tempted to eat the entire batch of cookies!
Oreo Cheesecake No-Bake Cookies
Recipe lightly adapted from All Recipes
Prep time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (20 minutes active, 2 hours inactive)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup half and half
1 package (3.4 oz.) instant cheesecake flavored pudding
3 1/2 to 4 cups quick cooking oats
10 Oreo’s, crushed
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, and half and half. Stir over medium heat and allow to come to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, continue to boil for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the instant pudding, stirring well to combine (you can use a whisk for this step also). After the pudding has been incorporated, add in the oats and crushed Oreo’s, stirring well.
Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookies and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper. Let cool to room temperature. Enjoy!
Note: I am impatient, so I place my cookie sheet in the refrigerator to help the cookies set up faster! Once they are set, I remove them from the fridge and place them on the counter overnight. This dries them out a little (this step is completely optional- it happens to be the texture I prefer), then I put them in a zip-lock bag to store.
Made with love, not calories!