February 18, 2011
Break From Tradition
I had to break from tradition this year for Valentine’s Day. Frankly, I’m too tired and I can’t stand in one place for more than 5 minutes. For that reason, I was almost tempted to buy Gabriel chocolates, but it broke my heart to think of totally eliminating this tradition.
So, instead of cream filled chocolates I opted for Cookie Truffles.
You’ve no doubt seen many mentions of Oreo Truffles floating around the web:
Here: The Capitol Baker
Or Here: Amanda’s Cookin’
I thought, why not take this one step further? The grocery store aisle for cookies is immense. It is filled with Chocolate Chip cookies, Milano cookies, Keebler Mint cookies, and my favorite, Nutter Butter cookies…, so why stop at Oreo?
Oreo Truffles8oz Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender4 oz. cream cheeseStir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Orange Milano Truffles7oz Orange Milano Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender1 teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice4 oz. chocolate ganache frosting (*see below)Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ballKeebler Mint Truffles8oz Keebler Mint Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender2 oz. chocolate ganache frosting2 oz. cream cheese1 teaspoon mint extractStir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Chocolate Chip Truffles8oz Mother’s Chocolate Chip Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender4 oz. nutellaAdd a handful of mini chocolate chipsStir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ballNutter Butter Truffles8oz Nutter Butter Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender4 oz. creamy peanut butterStir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Finalè:Roll dough into individual sized ballsDip in melted chocolate, transfer to flat surface lined with wax paperGarnish with Valentine’s sprinklesIf you have loved ones with nut allergies, be sure to distinguish those apart from the restYields 12-14 truffles per type*Ganache Frosting for Cookie Truffles4 oz. chopped chocolate4 oz. whipping creamMelt in saucepan over medium heat until melted
Allow to cool to room temperature, then whip with beaters