A Sweet Shower Treat for Jenny’s New Addition!

by on August 20, 2012

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[Please join me in a momentary pause from sandwiches and grilling for a sweet treat in honor of an even sweeter friend!]

A new baby boy is on the way for my friend Jenny, creator of the boundlessly creative blog, Picky Palate! A bunch of us are celebrating on our blogs today with a surprise virtual baby shower, hosted by Marla from Family Fresh Cooking and Amanda from Kevin and Amanda. Jenny, who is expecting son #3,  is waking up this morning to a shower of treats across the blogosphere – SURPRISE, Jenny!

Here's the invitation!

As I contemplated a dish to bring to the “party”, one idea just wouldn’t leave my head: I’m gonna stuff something with Oreos. Jenny is famous for her Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (hers is the original!) so for her baby shower I thought it would be fun to stuff mini Oreos inside some Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies.

Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies...get the recipe on www.paninihappy.com
I enlisted the help of one of my own babies (it didn’t take much to convince a 4-1/2 year old to assist with cookies and ice cream) to assemble these incredibly easy, no-bake, frozen bites.

Crushing the Oreos
We started by crushing a whole bag’s worth of regular Oreos. Rolling over them with a rolling pin is fun, but if you have a food processor that’s actually a more effective tool for getting the cookies good and ground. The smaller the crumbs the better the crust holds together.

Stirring the Oreo crust

Next, we stirred in butter…

Pressing the crust into the pan

…and pressed the Oreo crust into the wells of our mini muffin pan. We didn’t need to bake the crusts at this point, but we did stick them into the freezer for about 30 minutes to get them nice and cold before we spooned in the ice cream.

Hiding the mini Oreos

We needed to let the ice cream soften a bit at room temperature in order to be able to spoon it into the crusts but that meant we had to work fast so it didn’t completely melt. My daughter let me take over with the ice cream, but she came back when it was time to press in the mini Oreos. I covered them up with more ice cream and back they went into the freezer while I made some whipped cream. The final step was to top each pie with whipped cream and another mini Oreo.

Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies...get the recipe at www.paninihappy.com

Oh my goodness, this was the best bon bon idea I’ve had in a while! I’d initially considered making these pies in a regular-sized muffin tin rather than the mini, but these baby-sized pies turned out to be just the right two-bite rich dessert. Besides, this is a party and there are a whole lot more fun dishes to share (with lots more Oreos in the mix too!):

Amanda: i am baker Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Averie: Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: What’s Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker Shrimp Nacho Bites
Naomi: Bakers Royale Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles
Recipe BoyChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
Robyn: Add a Pinch Blue Velvet Cake
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

I couldn’t be happier for Jenny and the whole Flake family – welcome baby #3!






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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda August 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

Oh. My. Gosh. These have got to be the cutest little ice cream pies ever!! What a fabulous idea, I am totally doing this next time I have to make something for a party!! :) You rock, girl!! :)
Amanda´s last blog post ..Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies

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2 shelly (cookies and cups) August 20, 2012 at 4:38 am

These are the greatest! My kiddos would love these…and I know Jenny will too!
shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog post ..Oreo Pop Baby Rattles ~ A Baby Shower for Jenny!

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3 Vicki Bensinger August 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

These are adorable – in fact I’ve been making the rounds checking all these cute baby shower treats and they’re all wonderful. Too bad they can’t all meet in one place.

Lucky you to have such a great helper. You’ve definitely got a budding star baker in the making. Glad I stopped by.

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4 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

I agree, Vicki – I would definitely love to taste each of these treats!

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5 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

These look amazing, Kathy!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch´s last blog post ..Blue Velvet Cake and a Virtual Baby Shower for Picky-Palate!

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6 Jenny Flake August 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

Kathy!! Thank you so much for posting such a delicious treat today for this shower, you ladies are so sweet!! Love you all!! xoxo
Jenny Flake´s last blog post ..S’mores Banana Bread

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7 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

We love you too, Jenny!! Hope you’re feeling deliciously showered today. :-)

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8 Nealey @ Dixie Caviar August 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

I had to ask my fiancé yesterday at lunch, as he stirred a pile of crushed oreos into his coffee milkshake, if Oreo [the company] realized when they started manufacturing them, if they knew that Oreo’s would indeed make *everything* better!

Why are they so dang amazing?!

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9 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

And rather addictive! It was all I could do not to take a “one for the recipe, one for me” approach as we were making these pies! :-)

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10 katie August 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

oh my… any oreo lover would go head over heals for these ice cream pies! Love it!
katie´s last blog post ..Lemon Herb Dressing

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11 Maria August 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

Love these! Perfect for Jenny’s shower!
Maria´s last blog post ..Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake

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12 Cookbook Queen August 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

This is such a fun and easy idea!! I’d love to have some of these in my freezer.
Cookbook Queen´s last blog post ..Homemade Animal Crackers

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13 Marian (Sweetopia) August 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

These look amazing, Kathy! I need to try one!
Marian (Sweetopia)´s last blog post ..Baby Shower Cookie Favors

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14 Lauren August 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

Kathy, these look amazing :) Oreos in anything makes my day!
Lauren´s last blog post ..Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

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15 Bev @ Bev Cooks August 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

Y-U-M.
Bev @ Bev Cooks´s last blog post ..Horseradish Deviled Eggs for Jenny’s Baby Shower!

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16 bridget {bake at 350} August 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

Oh, these are just absolutely PERFECT for Jenny!!! You nailed it! And I want one, no, seven.
bridget {bake at 350}´s last blog post ..Cute as a Button Cupcakes

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17 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 20, 2012 at 7:54 am

love that you have a little helper of your own helping you in the kitchen with these :)

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18 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

She practically insists on it, LOL. :-)

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19 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

how delicious! a frozen cup cake! yum!
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy´s last blog post ..Veggie Curry Zucchini Pasta! GF, V, BED, SCD!

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20 Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies August 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

SO cute! I agree with Bridget… you nailed this one! Love it!
Jen @ Jen’s Favorite Cookies´s last blog post ..Fluffernutter Cookies

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21 JulieD August 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

So cute, Kathy!!! I love these!! I agree with Bridget too, so perfect for Jenny!!
JulieD´s last blog post ..Mixed Berry Mint Slushies & Jenny’s Baby Shower

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22 Tasha @ Thatssoyummy August 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

I love seeing your lil one helping you! These look so yummy, my kids would go crazy over them! :-)
Tasha @ Thatssoyummy´s last blog post ..Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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23 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

It’s definitely a good thing they’re each just a few bites. :-)

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24 Lori @ RecipeGirl August 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

So fun! Perfect for Jenny, of course. We were totally on the same wavelength, weren’t we?
Lori @ RecipeGirl´s last blog post ..Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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25 Kathy August 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

LOL, we definitely were!

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26 RavieNomNoms August 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

So much fun for the little ones!
RavieNomNoms´s last blog post ..Cake Batter Blondies

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27 Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction August 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I love all Oreo infused desserts. This one looks like delicious addition to me. Thanks for sharing.
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction´s last blog post ..Manicotti

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28 TidyMom August 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

what a perfect shower treat for Jenny!!

my family would flip for these!!
TidyMom´s last blog post ..Salted Caramel Cupcakes for a Virtual Baby Shower

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29 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Oh Kathy!! Jenny must feel really special right now–I feel special and you didn’t even make them for me! ;)
Sommer@ASpicyPerspective´s last blog post ..Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

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30 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

these look great Kathy!

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31 Amanda August 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Genius! Awesome. Must make them! I love how you think girl. :)
Amanda´s last blog post ..Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”

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32 marla August 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The true spirit of Jenny!! Love these cupcakes + so happy you could join the FUN :)

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33 Brian @ A Thought For Food August 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

All of these posts make me so happy… but it’s these crazy ones that I adore. Look at those oreos! Love it!
Brian @ A Thought For Food´s last blog post ..Watermelon Gazpacho

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34 Diana August 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

This looks sooo yummy!

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35 Carolyn August 21, 2012 at 3:33 am

Okay, how adorable are those???
Carolyn´s last blog post ..Chocolate Hazelnut Granola – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

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36 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies August 21, 2012 at 6:03 am

Ice cream pies! Oh my goodness, these look good. I love the idea of serving ice cream like this at a party. Or virtual baby shower. :)
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies´s last blog post ..Farmers Market Haul + Photography With My Tamron Macro Lens

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37 Anina @ Aninas Recipes August 21, 2012 at 6:56 am

Wow! You really nailed it with this one! I love oreos and I am sure Jenny will just dig into these without a second thought! Great recipe!

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38 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I’m loving all of the oreo creations — perfect representation of Jenny and her wonderful Oreo creations :)
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com´s last blog post ..Peach Tart

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39 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Of course there’s a stuffed oreo in there ;-) that’s perfect for her!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen´s last blog post ..Cherry Tomato, Olive and Thyme Focaccia Bread (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

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40 Lisa | With Style and Grace August 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

thees oreo treats are perfect for jenny’s virtual shower!
Lisa | With Style and Grace´s last blog post ..Light Cucumber-Lime Granita

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41 Russell at Chasing Delicious August 27, 2012 at 8:38 am

Oh. How cute! What a sweet gesture. And they look scrumptious too!

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