.Here is one my Favorite Christmas Recipes!
I love these cookies as they are so colorful and festive. You do not have to make them just at Christmas. My sister had a dessert reception for her wedding, and I bought the purple melting chocolates and made a ton of these for that occasion.
They are rather simple to make–2 main ingredients with whatever color of chocolates you would want for the outside! That’s it! They can be a little time consuming as you have to cover each ball with chocolate; but if you use these like I do where you give just a few to each person along with other cookies, they go a long way!
- 1 package 20 ounces chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (I used Aldi's which were only 15.5 ounces. I still used one 8-ounce package of cream cheese with it.)
- 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 15 ounces white candy coating
- 12 ounces chocolate candy or whatever colors you wish
- Sugar sprinkles
Place the cookies in a blender or food processor and process until finely crushed.
Beat cream cheese and crushed cookies until blended.
Roll into 3/4" balls.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Melt chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring until smooth or melt it in the microwave at 50%, stirring every minute. (Melt one color at a time.)
Dip the balls in the chocolate, and place the covered balls on waxed paper until the chocolate is hardened.
Drizzle a different color over the hardened chocolate or sprinkle colored sugar on the oreo balls while the chocolate is still wet.
Store in the refrigerator. (I actually freeze mine.)
I made 63 with Aldi's cookies. Amount will depend on how big/small you make your cookies.
For Christmas presents for teachers, I put these oreo balls in a coffee mug that I get at a garage sale, slip in a gift card that I redeemed with my Discover cashback that I saved up all year, and include an ornament the kids make! Even if you can’t afford a gift card, the mug and oreo balls are a hit with my kids’ teachers every year!
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