How to Draw an Oreo Cookie

Updated April 17, 2017

Oreo cookies were first produced by Nabisco in 1912. Touted as "America's Favorite Cookie," the classic version consists of a cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate cookie pieces. The design with the logo baked into the outer surfaces was developed in 1952. You can amuse yourself by drawing a picture of the Oreo's intricate design, but most people would rather just eat them.

Draw an ellipse that is 2 inches wide and 1 inch high. This will be the top of the cookie viewed at a foreshortened angle.

Draw another ellipse the same size that is centred 3/4 inch below the centre of the top ellipse. This is the bottom half of the cookie.

Draw an ellipse that is 1-3/4 inches wide and 1 inch high, centred 5/8 inch below the centre of the top ellipse. This is the cream filling. Erase the lines showing through the top ellipse.

Draw an ellipse in the centre of the top that is 3/4 inch wide and 3/8 inch high. Draw a vertical 3/8 inch line at the top of the centre ellipse. Draw horizontal 1/8 inch and 3/8 inch cross marks on the vertical line. It should resemble a small antenna. Write "OREO" within the centre ellipse in san serif capital letters. Draw a line above the "R" and "E," and another line below.

Draw light guidelines to divide the top into 12 equal pie-slice shapes. Draw 1/16 inch vertical marks at the edges of the cookie top and bottom to represent the milled ridges. There should be eight ridges at the edge of each slice.

Draw a dot at each guideline, just inside the ridges. Draw a 1/8 inch line between each dot.

Draw a four-leaf clover on each guideline, filling the space between the dots and the centre logo. Shade the top and the bottom of the cookie, but leave the markings visible. Leave the cream filling white.


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