Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cookie Balls

I'm always on the hunt for new Christmas treats to make for the holidays. Some of them become tradition (like buckeyes, NomNomNomNom) and others are just nice once in awhile. One of my Facebook friends posted a picture of Cookie Balls and I knew I would have to get the recipe so The Girl and I could make them (They had sprinkles and The Girl just LOVES sprinkles). Recipe below

When we first started rolling the balls, many of them looked like lumps of coal. The Girl isn't nearly the perfectionist I am (yet) and didn't quite understand that I HAVE to have round balls...not knobby squished blobs...but...


As I dipped the cookie balls in the almond bark, The Girl's job (of course) was to add the sprinkles. With horror, the other day I realized I had gotten rid of ALL my sprinkles during the move so while I was at the grocery store, I bought a multi-pack of them thinking they would be used in the near future. I was right. The Girl opened every one of the containers (there were 6 different ones plus the sprinkles from the Santa Cookies) and alternated them on the cookie balls.


This recipe was quick and easy and fun. The Girl loved it, didn't get bored with it, and a few minutes after we finished, the ones that had been dipped first were ready to eat! (She was even able to eat the "dough" without me worrying about raw egg).


Cookie Balls Recipe

1-18oz. pkg Oreo cookies (regular size, 3 rows of cookies)
1-8oz. pkg cream cheese block, softened
4 oz white chocolate almond bark (I used considerably more - melted down an entire package of almond bark)

Directions
  1. Add oreos to food processor and blend until fine.
  2. Add cream cheese to oreo crumbs and blend until dough-like.
  3. Chill mixture for 15 minutes then roll into bite-size balls. Chill balls for 15 minutes.
  4. Melt almond bark in microwave or in double boiler according to package directions.
  5. Dip chilled oreo balls in melted chocolate using fork so chocolate can "drip off".
  6. Set covered cookie balls onto waxed paper and let set aprox. 30 minutes. If using sprinkles or decorative sugars do so before chocolate sets.



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2 comments:

Joy said...

Those look great, Tia! We've been on the lookout for interesting and exotic treats this season too. The favorite so far are the orange cardamom cookies: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/printerfriendly/Orange-Cardamom-Cookies-240927 I zested an orange into some sugar to sprinkle on the top which was lovely and tasty! :)

dmarie said...

noticed your comment on another site & had to skip over here. I see that I'm not the only one that likes to zest an orange into standard recipes. Recently made waffles and did just that. such sweet pics here and lovely girl!