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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Oreo Truffles

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DAY 4: Oreo Truffles

Delicious truffles without all of the work. Three ingredients: Oreos (regular, not Doublestuff), cream cheese and dipping chocolate (plus any sprinkles or toppings you want to decorated them with). I know that these are “cheater” truffles, but sometimes that is all I have the energy for.

They are especially good if you use the Peppermint Oreos and top them with crushed candy canes:

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For the chocolate haters in your house, try these with Golden Oreos and white chocolate. You don’t have chocolate haters in your house? Count your blessings. But still try the vanilla variety. Just dip them in good old-fashioned dark chocolate.

The insides of these truffles are simply made by mixing crushed Oreos with cream cheese. These are great for kids to help make. Better them with the messy hands than me!

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RECIPE:

Oreo Truffles

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36 Oreo cookies (Original, Peppermint or Golden Oreos)
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
About 1 lb dipping chocolate (dark, milk, or white chocolate)
Toppings (additional crushed Oreos, sprinkles, crushed candy canes, drizzled colored chocolate)

Finely crush Oreos (with the filling) in a food processor or by hand. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.

Shape truffle filling into 48 (1-inch) balls. Refrigerate undipped truffle balls for 30-60 minutes for easier dipping (not necessary but helpful).

Melt dipping chocolate. Using a fork, dip truffles in the melted chocolate. Use a second fork to push the truffle onto waxed paper or parchment paper lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos, candy canes or sprinkles while chocolate coating is still wet. **

Refrigerate until firm.

** NOTE: If you are piping contrasting colors of chocolate onto the truffles, do this AFTER the chocolate coating has hardened.

(Adapted from Kraft)

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Mint Oreo Cookies

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DAY 2: These cookies are Big A’s favorite cookie to make. She almost always chooses to make these when she has to bring a treat somewhere. The cookie recipe is extremely simple, starting with a cake mix. The only time consuming part is putting the frosting between the two cookies (which really is not much to complain about). You can easily make these as plain oreos (instead of mint) by omitting the peppermint extract and green food coloring. Refrigerate these after making, as the filling contains cream cheese.

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Mint Oreo Cookies

COOKIES:
2 chocolate cake mixes
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil

FILLING:
4 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp peppermint extract
10 drops green food coloring
2 cups powdered sugar

COOKIES: Beat all cookie ingredients until well mixed. Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes. Drop cookie sheet on counter to flatten cookies slightly. Cool cookies on rack.

Spread one cookie with filling. Top with a second cookie. Store in refrigerator.

FILLING: Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer. Add vanilla, peppermint extract and food coloring. Beat in powdered sugar.

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1:
Swedish Peppar KaKar

 

For more wonderful Christmas cookie ideas, visit Food Blogga’s Eat Christmas Cookies Event. For submitting your own cookies to the event, visit Food Blogga.

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