This recipe is perfect for the holiday season. OREO Cookies are mixed with cream cheese, then coated with chocolate, or red candy coating, then decorated with tiny snowflakes.
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I love OREO Cookies. It’s a love like no other…..
Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there’s no one else above you? Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness. Ease my troubles, that’s what you do!
Honestly, I’m not a big cookie kind of girl. Unless we’re talking about OREO Cookies. Then all bets are off. Then I’m a HUGE cookie lover. How could you not be when it comes to these delicious cookies.
I like to keep a bag of OREO Cookies on hand at all times. That way if someone pops by for a visit I’ve got a snack handy. Needless to say people just keep stop popping by, left and right, night and day. Because….cookies.
With the holiday season upon us I enjoy whipping up cookie balls for when company swings by. You can make so many variations of cookie balls but OREO Cookie Balls trump them all. Because……OREO Cookies.
We took a trip to Kroger recently. It’s one of my favourite places to shop for baking supplies. You can get everything you need in one place. One stop shopping. That makes my heart sing. Not even kidding.
I’ve written about my love of Kroger before, and I’ll continue to write about it in the future. I live in a tiny town, which is completely awesome for so many reasons. Shopping is not one of those reasons.
Our stores just do not have the variety and selection Kroger has. So any chance I get to hop over to their store I’m taking it. I’m like a kid in a candy store. I practically skip down the aisles.
For a small town girl like me it’s so much fun to go to a place with aisles and aisles of things I need to stock up on. OREO Cookies always make the “stock up on” list. Always. Without fail.
Let’s face it, Moms are busy people. Dads are too. We’re all multi-tasking and juggling a to- do list that’s never ending. So much to do and never enough time to do it. None of us have time to waste.
That applies to holiday baking too. During the holiday season I know I’m going to be juggling way too many balls in the air. So I want to make simple recipes that impress my guests and family.
OREO Cookie Balls are a sure hit with everyone I make them for. They are simple to make, you only need a few ingredients, and you can make them fairly quickly. That makes me happy.
So if you’re a busy mom like me, or a busy dad for that matter, you should give these a whirl. Swing by Kroger and pick up all the supplies to make these yummy cookie balls.
If you make them be sure to tag me on Instagram, or post a photo to my Facebook wall. I would love to see how you put your own twist on these cookie balls.
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- 1 package 8 ounces. brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed
- 3 packages. 4 ounces each white baking chocolate, melted
- 2 teaspoons red food colouring
Mix softened cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.
Shape the mixture into 48 (1-inch) balls with your hands. Roll then between two hands until they resemble a small ball.
Place each ball on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Melt white chocolate and tint with red food colouring before using to coat cookie balls. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate or icing to resemble a snowflake as shown in photo.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe used with special permission from OREO
How to Easily Dip Cookie Balls
To easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until chocolate coating is firm.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 110 calories, 7g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein
Oreo Cookie Balls are seriously scrumptious! Wondering how I made these? I’ll give you a little peek into the behind the scenes. Buckle up!
Grab 36 OREO Cookies and crush them.
You can use a food processor to crush them, or a ziploc bag and a rolling pin. You decide.
They will resemble fine crumbs. So pretty, right!
Then mix those fine OREO crumbs with cream cheese and it looks like the above photo once mixed.
Look at all that yummy OREO cookie ball filling. It’s so good!
Here is a close up of the OREO cookie ball filling. You are making a list for Kroger, aren’t you?
Now you take a tiny bit of the OREO cookie ball mixture and roll it to shape 1 inch balls.
It’s okay if they aren’t perfect. Life isn’t either. Roll with it. < see what I did there! Now freeze ’em!
Melt chocolate, mix in food colouring, or melt Candy Melts, take the cookie balls out and dip!
Drop each OREO Cookie Ball into the melted chocolate, or candy melts.
Roll each cookie ball around in the chocolate, or candy melts, to coat evenly.
Remove each cookie ball from chocolate using a fork.
Place cookie balls on a cookie sheet or pan. (for the purpose of pretty photos I used something cute)
Top with cookie crumbs, or pipe on snowflakes.
If making snowflakes you can pipe them with a piping bag, or use a toothpick to make shape.
Craving more OREO Cookie Balls? Check out my Snowflake OREO Cake Balls:
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