Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough?

I know, it's been too long. I've got a couple recipes so hopefully I'll be all caught up soon.

This recipe is something I did at the beginning of December for some friends and never got around to posting. It's super easy and it came from everywhere. Apparently most people know about it. I just asked someone how she made these delicious treats and she gave me the ingredients and I kinda figured the rest out on my own.

Oreo and Cream Cheese Balls
(They taste like chocolate covered cookie dough to me!!)
1 package of Oreos (or store brand) (DO NOT use double stuffed! The extra cream filling will mess up the consistency.)
1 8oz. block of cream cheese
About 10oz. chocolate for dipping (I didn't know how much chocolate to use and ended up with a ton extra so I rummaged through my cabinets and dipped a bunch of other stuff in chocolate too! Why waste it?!)

*Also, from the photographs you can see that I did 2 batches, one with vanilla Oreos and white chocolate and one with chocolate Oreos and milk chocolate.

In a blender or food processor, grind up entire package of Oreos into crumbs. Mix with the whole block of softened cream cheese. (This makes a ton if you're doing both flavors! I actually did just half a bag of vanilla and half a bag of chocolate Oreos.) Scoop 1/2 Tbsps of mixture and make into balls. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Put in the fridge for at least 3 hours. An hour and a half or 2 in the freezer can work too. Dip in melted chocolate and return to lined cookie sheets. My house was really hot that day so I had to put them back in the fridge after dipping in chocolate. I have no idea whether you'll need to do this or not. I couldn't hurt though, to help seal it and firm up the chocolate quickly.

I just put a few balls in the corner of a ziploc bag and tied a ribbon around it, then cut off the excess bag.
These make great little basket fillers. Use any ribbon and even add food coloring to the white chocolate to convert to any holiday!

So about this blog...

I love to cook. I don't get to experiment with as much as I'd like, but I try what I can. I watch Food Network all the time and love trying things I see.
My twist is that I never follow a recipe completely. So, in my posts I'll tell you where I got the idea and the basic recipe, but I'll post the recipe the way that I made it.

All photographs on this blog will be my own, so it will be what food/recipes that I use really look like.