Cookie salad
Cookie salad at a supermarket in Minnesota
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateMidwest
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsFudge stripe shortbread cookies, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, mandarin oranges

Cookie salad is a dessert salad from the U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota made with buttermilk, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, mandarin oranges, and fudge stripe shortbread cookies.[1][2][3] Dessert salads, like glorified rice and cookie salad, are more common in the cuisine of the Midwestern United States than other parts of the country.[4] They are popular with children and a common contribution to holiday tables and potlucks.[3] Berries can also be added.[3] The salad is also prepared in other areas of the Midwestern United States.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Yagoda, Maria (June 14, 2018). "Molly Yeh Loves Cookie Salad, and You Should, Too". Food & Wine. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ The Upshot Staff (November 25, 2014). "The Upshot: The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State". The New York Times. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Johnson, Patty. Minnesota Keeper Recipes. L.J. Wilderness Publications. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-4357-5044-9.
  4. ^ "Taste: Cookie salad is a Midwestern crowd-pleaser". April 12, 2022. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  5. ^ Yeh, Molly (2016). Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm. Rodale Books. pp. 224–225. ISBN 978-1-62336-695-7.

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