Welcome to Cookie Week! There will be cookies on the blog Monday, Tuesday, (cookie break on Wednesday for cake), Thursday, and Friday. I’m super excited to share. This first recipe is probably a recipe you’ve heard of before, but they are one of my very favorite desserts, so I wanted to include them in this here cookie week extravaganza.
I remember my first time I tried an oreo ball. When I was in my early teenage years (gosh that is an awkward time), a neighbor had dropped off a Christmas cookie plate with ALL the Christmas cookies you could imagine. One night I grabbed a chocolate ball thing off the plate, thinking it was a typical truffle, but inside was the best tasting dessert I’d had.
I’ve mentioned the street I grew up on before. Man. We had (and my parent still have) the most awesome neighbors. I grew up on a street that had 30ish kids that were all within 5-10 years of me. It was a fairytale of non-stop Barbie playing and hide-and-seek. That’s why I get so annoyed that our neighbors across the street now are such a hot mess…because I have such high expectations of neighbors! Actually we haven’t had to call the cops on them at all this year, which has been nice compared to last year. Perhaps things are looking up.
Did you ever make dirt cake growing up? They always served it at parties with gummy worms like it was real dirt. Well (i think) that stuff is made out of the same stuff the insides of oreo balls are made out of…cream cheese & oreos. SO SIMPLE. Two ingredients! Ahh. Brilliant. Oreo balls are also brilliant because they make me like oreos even more. I’m SO not a crunchy cookie person…and since oreos are crunchy I feel a bit meh about them. But pulsing oreos in a food processor and adding cream cheese basically makes them chewy cookies. Or like oreo cookie dough. YEP. Oreo-loving-cookie-dough-people unite!
As I’m typing this up Andrew and I are sitting on the couch watching the Steve Aoki documentary on Netflix. It’s insane. As are these oreo balls.
Now this recipe makes a small batch of oreo balls. Feel free to double/triple/quadruple this recipe according to your holiday partying needs.
Other cookie balls ideas that look insane:
Stay tuned for 3 more cookie recipes that I hope you have never ever heard of before. All the other cookies came from my imagination and I’m pumped to share them with you…so you can share them with yo’self and your loved ones.
Yield: 9 oreo balls (recipe easily doubled or tripled)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes (+ 20 minute harden time)
1/3 block cream cheese
melted chocolate (white, milk or dark)
In a food processor, grind oreos until they resemble sand. Add in cream cheese and process until the mixture clumps together. Roll mixture into 9 ball. Melt chocolate of choice and drop in the oreo balls + coat in the chocolate. Place on a piece of wax paper and allow chocolate to harden. Then they are ready to go.