Last night, Aaron and I headed to my parent’s to celebrate Matt’s birthday. With his birthday so close to Christmas, we don’t always do much for it, usually because he tells us to wait. Most years, he doesn’t even want his presents on his birthday because he “wants more to open on Christmas.” What a weirdo.. but anywayy.
This year, we did give him his presents on his birthday. I actually forgot what we gave him but he loved it! We gave him a Yankee Candle (he loves candles), dress socks (Aaron and him both love these!), Steeler Beer mugs, and a tie. Unfortunately, all the pictures I took last night were on my dad’s camera, and I left it there. Whomp, whomp…
Moving on to the sweet part… 😉 These aren’t necessarily cookies, per say, but we don’t need to get technical. They are perfect for get togethers, and awesome as an after dinner snack.
These can be eaten frozen straight from the freezer, or kept out. As an optional ingredient, I did make these with espresso last year My entire family loves these as a quick treat, but my dad wanted the coffee flavor added in. Talk about a caffeine jolt, but that made it even better to him! I simply added some to the mix before forming the ball. These can definitely be versatile to suit your taste, but because they are so simple, you should really give them a try, at least once.
|Prep time||50 minutes|
- 1 package Oreos
- 8 oz Cream Cheese (Room Temperate (heat in the microwave for a few seconds if need be!))
- 8 oz meltable Chocolate wafers
|In a food processor (or place in bag and roll with rolling pin), crush 24 Oreos. Mix those with the cream cheese in a bowl.|
|Form bite size balls with the mixture. Feel free to make them whatever size you want. They will look larger when finished, so I kept mine relatively small. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate 30 minutes.|
|Before you are ready to take the balls out of the fridge, carefully melt the chocolate. You can use a double boiler (that's what we did) or melt it in the microwave. If you use the microwave, please watch! It's easy to burn in the microwave. While this is melting, crush the remaining Oreos in your food processor.|
|With chocolate melted, dip the balls into the chocolate, and roll into the Oreo mixture. Place back on the cookie pan! Keep doing this for all of them. I typically throw 3 or 4 into the chocolate, them remove one at a time, roll, and place on cookie sheet. This is easier with two people, but I've done it by myself numerous times!|
|Once finished, place back in the fridge to harden. You can freeze them after this.|
I promise I am ending my Oreo rant soon. I happened to buy an extra box or four at the store one day, and we all know if you don’t use them, they end up in your tummy I chose to bake with them, and you are all enjoying the benefits of it!