I make this cookie to give to friends and neighbors at Christmastime. I used to make a big assortment of cookies, but this is the one everyone kept asking about and commenting on, so now I’ve streamlined and this has become my “go-to” cookie. I usually double or triple the recipe because they freeze well. There aren’t many ingredients, and if you’re adept at melting and dipping in chocolate, it should be a pretty quick treat to make.
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 8-oz. package cream cheese
- 2 12-oz packages white chocolate chips (I like to use Ghirardelli’s)
- 1 12-oz package dark chocolate chips OR red and green food coloring
- 1-3 Tbsp. Crisco shortening
1. Crush the Oreos to fine crumbs in a food processor. In a large bowl, mix Oreo crumbs with cream cheese until a thick batter forms (you’ll probably have to use your hands).
2. Roll the batter into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
3. Heat up water in the lower part of a double boiler so that water is hot but not boiling. In the top of the double boiler, warm the white chocolate chips, stirring frequently until melted. Do not let the boiler get too hot or the chocolate will not melt well. If the chocolate is too stiff, try adding Crisco, about one teaspoon at a time, until it is a good consistency. Do not overdo the Crisco or the chocolate will be both lumpy and runny.
4. Once you have a good consistency for the melted chocolate, dip each ball into the white chocolate and place on wax paper. Once you have all the balls dipped and on the cookie sheet, place into fridge to harden.
5. To make the drizzle, you can melt dark chocolate chips in a bowl, microwaving about 6 oz.of it for 15 seconds & stirring until warm, adding Crisco to thin out. The other option is to use the leftover white chocolate and add food coloring to make red and green chocolate (one bowl of each). Follow the same method to heat in microwave, adding Crisco shortening to thin out.
6. Dip a fork in the colored chocolate and drizzle truffles lightly. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15-30 minutes.