I am severely behind in doing posts lately, partly because I have been pretty busy at home, and partly because the longer I fell behind, the more I would say "what's one more day without updating?" Well, I'm back, and though I haven't been posting often lately, that doesn't mean I haven't been trying new things still :)
I have a few old Christmas recipes I tried that I'm excited to share. First are these Oreo truffles that I found on Bakerella a while ago and have been waiting for an occasion to make them for. Things One and Two had a week long Christmas dance showcase, where each day during the week, whichever classes were scheduled for the day did a mini-recital instead and then celebrated with yummy snacks at the end. Thing One helped me make these (she even made the flags, and was thoughtful enough to coordinate with Christmas colors!) and her dance teacher stopped by to help me roll these little fellas up in foil before the show. Very fun to make! And fairly easy too! These were an amazing hit, if you couldn't guess, but they definitely do pack a punch. They are super sweet and rich, but an oh-so-good and fun treat to make for a crowd. For those who are stuck on ideas, these Oreo kisses would be a great homemade gift for the big V-Day thats fast approaching :)
1 package Oreo cookies (divided; use whole cookie including cream center)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1. Finely crush all but seven cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Then, begin to form the shape of a kiss. Flattening the bottom and forming a point at the top. (Mine ended up about 1.5" tall)
5. It helps to put the uncoated balls in the freezer for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart when you drop into the melted chocolate.
6. Melt chocolate as directed on package and then dip "kisses" one at a time into chocolate, tap off extra and slide them off spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
7. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy! Oh yeah, just eat the extra seven cookies.
1. Handwrite your messages or create them on the computer. Cut out the strips (about 1/4" tall and however wide you need).
2. Cut up some square sheets of aluminum foil (about 5.5" square)
3. Place dry kiss in center and start wrapping the foil around the base. Insert message near top and secure it by pressing the foil together at top.