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Satisfy that sweet tooth

Can't make it to Russell Stover? Want to add spark to that simple everyday treat? Start with two family favorites … creme-filled cookies and maraschino cherries. New Golden Oreo surrounds that one-of-a-kind creme with two crunchy golden cookies for a new flavor sensation.

Go beyond dunking in milk to jazz up your favorite dessert recipes. Crush these cookies to create an easy pie crust or chop for layering in parfaits for added crunch. When you combine cookies and maraschino cherries in ice cream, pudding or virtually any other dessert, you will create a new twist on a family favorite. Maraschino cherries also add festive color and yummy flavor -- how sweet it is!

Golden Pineapple Parfaits

16 Golden Oreo Original Sandwich Cookies, divided

1-1/4cups milk

1can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained, reserving 1/4 cup juice

1package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding

1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice

1-1/2cups thawed frozen whipped topping

8 maraschino cherries with stems

1. COARSELY chop 8 cookies; set aside. Reserve 8 remaining whole cookies for garnish.

2. POUR milk and reserved 1/4 cup pineapple juice into medium bowl; add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Stir in pineapple chunks.

3. STIR cherry juice into whipped topping with wire whisk just until blended; do not overmix.

4. SPOON half the chopped cookies into 8 parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping mixture and 2 tablespoons pudding. Repeat layers. Refrigerate

at least 1 hour. Serve topped with remaining whipped topping, whole cookies and maraschino cherries.

Black Forest Mousse Torte

24 Golden Oreo Original Sandwich Cookies, divided

3 tablespoons butter, melted

6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme

1 tub (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

12 maraschino cherries with stems

1. SPLIT 12 cookies in half by twisting and gently pulling apart. (Filling will remain on one side of cookie.) Set aside 12 cookie halves without filling. Place cookie halves with filling and remaining 12 whole cookies in food processor; cover. Process until finely crushed.

2. MIX crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Stand cookie halves without filling around side of pan, spacing evenly and pressing into crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

3. MICROWAVE chocolate in large bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes

or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add cream cheese; mix on medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add marshmallow creme; mix well. Gently stir in 2 cups whipped topping.

4. SPREAD chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Refrigerate 3 hours

or until firm. Remove side from

pan. Garnish with remaining 1 cup whipped topping and maraschino cherries.

Ice Cream Sundae Pie

16 Golden Oreo Original Sandwich Cookies, divided

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained, divided

1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping

1 medium banana, sliced

1/4 cup caramel-flavored dessert topping (optional)

1. SPLIT 8 cookies in half by twisting and gently pulling apart. (Filling will remain on one side of cookie.) Set aside 8 cookie halves without filling. Place cookie halves with filling and remaining 8 whole cookies in food processor container; cover. Process

until finely crushed.

2. MIX crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate. Stand cookie halves without filling around side of plate, spacing evenly and pressing into crumbs. Freeze

until ready to fill.

3. RESERVE 8 maraschino cherries for garnish. Chop remaining cherries; stir into softened ice cream. Spread into prepared crust. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

4. GARNISH pie with whipped topping, reserved cherries and banana slices. Serve drizzled with caramel topping, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

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