Friday, December 19, 2008

Cookie Exchange

Last night, I went to my sweet friend, Melanie's house for her annual Christmas cookie exchange. It was so much fun! Everyone who came brought 3-4 dozen cookies to share. I had a hard time deciding on what kind of cookie I wanted to make. After looking through countless recipes, I decided on these Oreo Truffles.

Easy OREO Truffles

Melanie's dining room table was covered with yummy cookies for us to enjoy! We got to sample a few and then everyone loaded up their plate and took some home!!

Isn't this a beautiful assortment!?!? I plan on freezing most of them, so we can enjoy them with our family on Christmas Eve.

Thanks Melanie for hosting! I am already looking forward to next year!


Here's the recipe for the Oreo Truffles--( if you are ever in the mood for Chocolate)...

It's SUPER easy and DELICIOUS!!!

1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted--I add a little Crisco to my chocolate to make it really smooth and not sticky

MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.Place in freezer for about 1 hour until firm!

DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.


8 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad you posted this. My son Josiah (10) Loves to cook and wanted to make goodies for everyone for Christmas this year and this was on our list to make. Your directions are alot clearer then what I had. So, thank you!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Yummy!! All those cookies look so good!! What a great idea to freeze them for Christmas Eve :)

The new picture at the top of your blog is adorable!

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Cindy said...

I love Oreo Truffles and what a great assortment of cookies for Christmas! Thanks for the tip about Crisco - I will have to try that when I make them this year.

Merry Christmas!

Cindy
http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com

Melanie said...

Thanks Jenny for coming to the Exchange! It was a delightful evening and your Oreo Balls are my fave!
I also love the new pic of the kids in your header! Adorable! I'm so glad Sophie is getting to wear that candy cane jumper! Precious!

Faith said...

Oh yum!! Those look so delicious! I know you had a great time.

Love the new blog look, by the way!!

Jessica said...

I'll have to try your truffles, mine don't look as good. I also went to a cookie exchange with our book club...only people showed and the cookies were gross! What a dissapointment. Wish I'd gone to yours. Have a Merrry christmas Jenn. I hope you're feeling well and keeping up with your cute kiddos.

MiMi said...

Those Oreo Truffles are so good! I can't have them in my house, though, because they call my name until they're all gone!

I LOVE the picture on your header! Precious!