The circle topped with a two-bar cross in which the word "OREO" resides is a variant of the Nabisco logo, and is either "an early European symbol for quality" (according to Nabisco's promotional materials) or a Cross of Lorraine, as carried by the Knights Templar into the Crusades. Continuing the Da Vinci Code theme, the Oreo's geometric pattern of a dot with four triangles radiating outward is either a schematic drawing of a four-leaf clover or—cue the cliffhanger music from Jaws—the cross pattée, also associated with the Knights Templar, as well as with the German military and today's Freemasons.
Then again, a conspiracy theorist's interpretation of that cross is the "Pontifical Cross of Lucifer which is linked with Satanism and [apparently] possibly Freemasonry" which is possibly partly true. Another video I've seen says Oreo cookies are "illuminati cookies" and shows the symbols of the crosses and connects them to masonic ceremonies. Upon my understanding of the bankers that rule this world, this assertion is possibly quite correct, as the founder of Nabisco was said to be a member of a banking family connected to the Rothchild [sic] family.
All of this, in turn, seems to emerge from discussions on the Above Top Secret message board dating back to 2004. On April 24, a poster writing under the handle Stations Creation wrote that “I noticed that the Nabisco (makers of Oreos and many other treats) logo has an uncanny resemblance to the symbol known as the Pontifical Cross of Lucifer which is linked with Satanism and apparently freemasonry.” You’ll note that these words are the same ones linked in the 2009 Ariive Business Solutions article. The Above Top Secret Discussion involved discussion of Templar symbolism adopted by the Freemasons.
My efforts to find any mention of Templar or Freemason symbolism in the Oreo prior to April 2004 tuned up nothing, except in disparaging references to African Americans on some conspiracy websites. It therefore seems likely that the Above Top Secret message board posting was the origin of the Oreo conspiracy theory. Even if someone else made the connection earlier, all of the online sources for the conspiracy ultimately trace back to sources that in turn link to this single message board posting.
In 1974, Caspar J. Werkman noted in Trademarks: Their Creation, Psychology, and Perception that the Nabisco trademark was a conscious resurrection of “mason’s marks, freemason’s marks, [and] printer’s marks.” It seems, though, that with the sale of Nabisco to Mondelēz International, conspiracy theorists relocated the conspiracy from the no-longer-powerful National Biscuit Company to its most visible symbol, the Oreo, the place where individuals are most likely to encounter the Nabisco logo.
I find it fascinating, though, that Wolter has taken an idea that emerged as a conservative Christian conspiracy theory about efforts to impose Satanism and has reimagined it as a New Age conspiracy theory to encode the “true” history of Jesus and mystical dualism. The two ideas are rather contradictory (though they share the assumption that, for opposing reasons, traditional Christianity is under siege), but it’s testimony to how a conspiracy, once proposed, can be adapted and adopted for any number of purposes. And there are very few original ideas on the fringe.