Loren’s Oreo Cookie Balls [RECIPE]
My absolute favorite thing to make every year at Christmas is Oreo Cookie Balls. My friend LeeAnn sent me the recipe four years ago when I needed to make cookies for a Cookie Swap.
My Mother-In-Law has been hosting Cookie Swaps for years, and before I met her, I had never been to or even heard of one. They are a ton of fun though! Everyone participating in the cookie swap has to make a whole bunch of one kind of cookie, so that way everyone else gets to try that cookie.
The cookies I always make are Oreo Cookie Balls, because they are freaking amazing. Not only are they amazing, but they are also pretty easy, so even someone like me who's not a baking pro can do it!
I'll give you the recipe in just one sec, but before I do, let me put this idea into your head: MINT Oreo Cookie Balls. Yup, even better than regular! For those, all you need is Mint Oreos! Okay, here's the recipe.
- 1 package of Oreo cookies
- 1 8-oz. package of cream cheese
- 4 oz. white chocolate almond bark
- Add Oreos to food processor and blend until fine (or, if you do not have a food processor like me, put the Oreos into a Zip-Loc bag and smash them with your fists, which works fine too).
- Add cream cheese to Oreo crumbs and blend until dough-like.
- Chill mixture for 15 minutes then roll into bite-size balls. Chill balls for 15 minutes.
- Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip chilled Oreo balls in melted chocolate using fork so chocolate can "drip off". Set covered cookie balls onto waxed paper and let set approximately 30 minutes. If using sprinkles or decorative sugars do so before chocolate sets. I usually do a dozen at a time sprinkling after each dozen.
TIP: You have to use almond bark, trust me. I've tried melting chocolate morsels, but it's a bad idea. You also might want to grab some extra almond bark just in case you run out, as I have in the past.