Monday, December 8, 2008

Cookies & Truffles & Clay

After an afternoon of baking, here are the two finished products:

Oreo Truffles (recipe below)

and Cinnamon Polar Bear Cookies (recipe not on my computer)

Yields 36-40 balls/truffles


1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1 package white almond bark
1 package chocolate almond bark

1. Empty Oreos into large plastic bag (ziploc, etc). With a hammer or mallet, crush the oreos into tiny pieces. (I use the big end of an ice pick).
2. Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together.
3. Roll into walnut size balls.
4. Chill for an hour.
5. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white or chocolate almond bark.
6. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white or chocolate almond bark.
7. Allow to harden on wax paper - Takes about 15 min.
8. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of white or chocolate almond bark.
9. When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate or white almond bark. Store in refrigerator.
**I just use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the almond bark.

I also made Baker's Clay and cut out a few ornaments for the girls to paint tonight. They are always a fun project, but definitely at least an all afternoon project or a 2-day project.
Baker's Clay
Great for Homemade Christmas Ornaments!
This recipe yield about 10-12 "normal" size cookie cutter ornaments

1/3 Cup water (more if too dry)
1/2 Cup salt
1 Cup flour

Mix all ingredients until a dough forms.
Add more water if too dry.
Separate and add food color if desired.
If you'd like to keep your creations & make ornaments, roll dough out with rolling pin and use your favorite cookie cutter shapes to cut ornaments...repeat until all dough is gone. Its easiest to use a drinking straw and poke a hole (for a ribbon or hook) into the top of the ornament before baking!
Bake at 275 degrees, for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Paint & Varnish, if desired, once cooled.

These are from Beth's Special Day last year and they were painted/decorated by the 4 year olds.....but at least you get the picture:


Gypsydoodlebug said...

You MADE those? Holy cow. I threw chicken nuggets on the table and let Bella go at 'em tonight. You're, like, supermom!

Katie and Bob said...

Once a year I figure I gotta go all out!! :-) really...both were SUPER easy recipes! The truffles always look like they are SO hard to make...but its truly one of the easiest (and best) treats I make each Xmas.