Happy National Oreo® Cookie Day!

Oreo cookie in milk

March 6 is National Oreo Cookie Day!

Be ready to celebrate and have your glass of milk handy as it is National Oreo® Cookie Day. This day is recognized, across the nation, each year on March 6th.

The Oreo® sandwich cookie is made up of two disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since its introduction, the Oreo® cookie has become the best selling cookie in the United States.

The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, that block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.

Fun Facts

  • The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
  • The first Oreo® cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
  • In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
  • In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
  • William A. Turnier, the man who designed the Oreo cookie

    William A. Turnier, the man who designed the Oreo cookie. (Photo courtesy of the Turnier family as published in Indyweek, Aug. 24, 2011)

    William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.

  • Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
  • In the 1978 Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way But Loose and its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, Philo Beddoe’s mother – Ma, played by Ruth Gordon – is involved in a long running battle with Clyde the Orangutan who continually hides her Oreos® from her
  • In the 1998 movie Rounders, the main antagonist Teddy KGB (played by John Malkovich), is well known for his love for Oreo® cookies, which he regularly eats even during poker games. Eventually, this habit would prove to be his downfall as protagonist Michael McDermott (Matt Damon) figures out a tell and decisively beats him.
  • In the 2012 animated movie Wreck it Ralph, Oreo® cookies serve as royal guards in King Candy’s castle.
  • The DC Comics character, Martian Manhunter has been shown to have a well known love for Oreo® cookies.
  • The 2014 film Transformers: Age Of Extinction features an Oreo-themed Transformer that was destroyed by the Autobots in the KSI factory.
Oreo Cookie Birthday Pie

Oreo Cookie Birthday Pie

 Oreo® Birthday Ice Cream Pie

Yield: 10 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 20 OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 container (1-1/2 qt.) BREYERS® Cookies & Cream with OREO® Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 2 tsp. multi-colored sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Chop 6 cookies; set aside. Cover bottom of 9-inch pie plate with remaining cookies.
  2. Spoon ice cream into pie plate; freeze 3 hours or until firm.
  3. Sprinkle chopped cookies around edge of pie just before serving. Garnish with COOL WHIP and sprinkles.

Recipe Tips:

Make Ahead
Pie can be stored, tightly covered, in freezer up to 1 week before topping with chopped cookies and garnishes as directed.

Nutrition Information
Nutrition per serving:
Calories 290, Total fat 11 g, Saturated fat 6 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 180 mg, Carbohydrate 44 g, Dietary fiber 1 g, Sugars 27 g, Protein 3 g, Vitamin A 6 %DV, Vitamin C 0 %DV, Calcium 6 %DV,Iron 6 %D

For more Oreo® Cookie Recipes, go to Oreo.com

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