Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sharing a Spoon: Oreo Cookie Balls

They are my new addiction. We made them last year, but I got reminded of them this holiday season when I was over at my friend Lisa's place at Two Bears Farm. I decided to make them the other day, and they're amazing. Oh, geez, they're SO good. I went shopping yesterday and bought two more packages of Oreo cookies, several packs of baking chocolate and loads more.

If you clicked over to Lisa's place you don't even need me to give you a step-by-step here, but I will anyway. So I can join in (late - but better late than never) on Share a Spoon with Think Tank Momma. This Thursday's theme was Holiday Cookies, and what better (or simpler?) way to make treats for those you love, like, or just have to give something to than these treats?

Think Tank Momma

What you need:
36 Oreo Cookies (filling flavor of your choice - I opted for original)
1 pkg softened cream cheese (I used neufatachel - sp? - for less fat - tastes the same!)
Melting/Dipping chocolate

Get those cookies in the food processor. If your processor sucks, like mine does, you may have to do them in shifts, but otherwise just get them in there and ground 'em down to Oreo crumbs and shavings.

Put in bowl with softened cream cheese and mix together. Easier to be thorough with your hands. Messy, but better mix, in my experience. But I don't mind getting my hands dirty. I'm Dirty Jobs that way. Hmmn. I wonder if Mike Rowe would come over to make these with me? Sigh ...

Where was I? Oh yeah. Cookie balls. Right. Lost me for a minute.

Roll into a batch of teeny tiny balls. Cool in fridge for 1 hr.

Take out and melt chocolate dipping squares in microwave, or warm on stove. Careful not to burn. Use toothpick, or spoon to roll ball around and coat with chocolate.

Complete batch and set in fridge for 1-2 hrs.

Viola! Delicious.

Also, if you desire you can use decorative icing, etc. on them, or just leave them be. Perfect for gifts or for a party or just to eat. I currently have a block of neufatchel (?) cheese softening right now for the peanut butter Oreos my kid and I just pulverized, and we also just beat the heck out of some candy canes, as we're thinking of dipping the chocolate covered cookie balls into the crushed candy cane debris. And I mean, truly, how much more holiday can you get than broken candy canes ... right?
Oh, and if you want to hate (LOVE, I love her, really!) Lisa even more, just check out the variety of dessert recipes she has on her site. Ugh. It's horribly disgusting, see, cause she runs MARATHONS. And someone who does that can eat all of these treats. Someone like me, who got a mile in on the treadmill this morning and that was it? Not so much.

But hey, whatever. Tis the season! Enjoy!


6 comments:

Crazy J said...

I have a weakness for all things Oreo and I must make these! Although I think I wouldn't be able to stop eating them...that's going to be a problem...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Those sound awesome!

adrienzgirl said...

I think that my boys will think I am the bestest bestest est Mom EVER for making these!

Thanks for SHARING! Woo Hoo!!

varunner said...

LOL, love the dirty jobs reference. Thanks for the shout out! I can't help it - I just have such a sweet tooth! ;-)

The Blue Zoo said...

Oh yum! These sound amazing! My husband was JUST saying he wanted Oreos and I think he would love these! Thanks!!!

Jill said...

Mmm Mmm! Sounds delish. I love Orea anything!

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