Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

These are also definitely on the make again list... Wow, they were super good and pretty easy to throw together. This was a great recipe to make with another batch of cookies since there were a few steps where you needed to let them sit in the freezer for a bit and that allowed me to mix up another batch of cookies that went into the oven. Love to multi task - even in the kitchen! :)

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls
(recipe found on pinterest via momsneedtoknow.com)

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 package (15.25 oz) oreos with peppermint cream, finely crushed (I couldn't find these so I just used 1 package of regular oreos with 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract)
1 package(4.25 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag starlight mints or a few candy canes, finely crushed (I found a bag of crushed candy canes at the store and snatched those up!!)

Mix cream cheese and crushed Oreos until very well blended. Scoop out balls and round them with your hands. Place in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (this will allow them to firm up and make the coating process much easier).
Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Working quickly, coat cookie balls with chocolate. Use 2 forks to help ensure that they get coated well. Place coated balls back on the parchment paper and sprinkle with crushed starlight mints/candy canes.
Return oreo cookie balls to the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to completely firm up.

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