Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Cookies

Yesterday I made the most delectable little goodies that I have made yet this Christmas season. I have always loved the taste of chocolate and mint together. (BAP must love it too since he always gravitates toward the mint chocolate chip ice cream. I am sure it does not have to do with the fact that "Green is my favorite color Mommy") Anyways, these are not green but they just plain irresistible.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

1 (16.6 oz) package regular Oreos, crushed (even the filling, a food processor works well) - just over 3 1/2 sleeves if you get the Costco pack
6 regular size candy canes, crushed (spearmint starlight mints good too)
8 -10 oz cream cheese, room temperature
16 oz semi sweet chocolate (chocolate almond bark works well too), melted (after chilling rolled balls) {for the spearmint ones I dipped them in white chocolate)

Combine all ingredients (minus about 2 T crushed candy canes). Shape into balls. Place on a greased piece of parchment. Let chill (I put mine on my deck for an hour) until hardened. Dip chilled balls into melted chocolate. Sprinkle each piece with reserved candy cane after it takes its chocolate bath. Then chill again (again used my deck). After well chilled and hardened again. Place in an air tight container. Store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting all of these wonderful Christmas recipes!
    Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family!!