Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No-Bake Cookies and a Giveway!

I've mentioned before that I'm not a baker. Most people I know will either classify themselves as more of a cook OR a baker, but usually not both. Unless you're super talented :) Well, baking blows my mind. For me, it's a horrifying thought that forgetting an 1/8 teaspoon of an ingredient, or using butter that's not exactly the right temperature, could make a baking recipe totally fail.

Christmas cookie season scares me half to death. I'm always looking for something super quick and fool-proof that I can bring to cookie exchanges or give to teachers and neighbors. These are right up my alley... quick, no-bake, and no-fail. Thanks Judy for reminding me about these 2-ingredient wonders! (She has many more amazing cookie recipes on her site if you're looking!!)

Oreo Truffles

1 Package of Oreos (I used TJ's Candy Cane ones!)

1 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)

Optional* melted chocolate for dipping or sprinkles for decorating

A food chopper and a small scoop should basically be ingredients.

Put your softened cream cheese in a bowl

Chop Oreos. I lined the cutting board with stacks of two then just moved my way down and chopped them up. If you don't have a food chopper or a food processor try putting them in a big ziplock bag and then crush them with a meat tenderizer.


Then I got smart and chopped them on a flexible cutting mat so that I could just dump them straight in the bowl without spilling.

I ended up using 2 sleeves of the Oreos. One whole row left for me to munch on this week :)
Mix the Oreos and the cream cheese up well!

Now...here is the GIVEAWAY part...
I love Pampered Chef's Small Scoop!! It is stainless steel so it goes straight in the dishwasher when you're done and will NOT rust. I use this to fill my mini-muffin tin, and keep my hands clean while making evenly-sized cookies or meatballs. I even use it to portion off homemade baby food before sticking in the freezer in lieu of an ice cube tray. I thought this would be the perfect Christmas giveaway since everyone is making a lot of cookies this time of year! If you already have one... well it would look super cute in someone else's stocking!
*Details on entering at end of post*


So I used the scoop to shape the mixture into evenly sized little balls
Lined them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet


1 package of cream cheese and 2 sleeves of Oreos = exactly 31 Truffles


Then I decided to put some festive sprinkles on them... my girlfriend Kelly dips these in melted chocolate and they are amazing! She used orange food coloring in melted white chocolate to make some super cute truffles for Halloween. So cute, but I was just trying to get these out the door, so I skipped that step!


Stick them in the fridge for about an hour... tell me these aren't cute



To enter the Small Scoop giveaway, simply leave a comment on THIS post (not facebook).


You must be a "Follower" to be eligible to win.


The contest will end quick this time! I (with the help of my fellow superheroes) will pick and announce a winner on Sunday, December 12th!


If you ENTER this contest, but do NOT win, you will still be eligible for 10% off this item!!!
Simply email me your interest at Hungrymomontherun@gmail.com on Sunday!

22 comments:

Kelly Herr said...

I WANT this- just made another batch with green and red for Christmas, so yummy!

Courtney said...

I'd love a PC Small Scoop! BTW, I'm trying those out for a party I'm hosting this weekend, perfect dessert!

Rebecca Samson said...

I'd love to win! Those cookies look delicious. I'm scared to bake as well. I once ruined the cut and cook cookies by over cooking. Ooops!

Katy said...

These look delicious! I really need to order that chopper (is it the same one you use to chop your vegetables)? Also, the microwave chicken baker, but I will email you!!

Liz and Craig said...

This looks like a great recipe:) I may have to try it out this weekend for a holiday party!

Kevin said...

love it!! have to try it with the mint cookies!! keri

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

How cute, Those truffles look amazingly nummy... I usually make little ball thingies by either the 2 spoon method or rolling them by hand, they always end up messy and and weird.

The Samsons said...

So cute! I want the goodies, not the scoop. Ok maybe both ;):) if you dont mind put my name on the slip, draw Flash on the back and have Drew pick - just an idea :):)

The Peters said...

These look so good!! My kids LOVE Oreos too... I will definitely have to make these soon!

Julie D. said...

OH my word. Candy cane Jo jos are my weakness!!! yum!!!

Laura Villarreal said...

small scoop please and thank you!

Lisa Rini said...

Such a quick, easy idea for holiday cookies/dessert!! Definitely making a bunch of these for Christmas! :)

stewsie.stoll said...

Very similar to cake balls which have become my go-to dessert treat but they are a lot more work. The small scoop would be perfect to portion them out!

Janiece said...

these look amazing! i have to try them!

Jen Sanders said...

Looks great..would love to try:-)

Krissy Downs said...

Anything with Oreos has to be good! Thanks for the idea!

Kelly said...

i want to win something! :)

The Fuersts said...

Oh my gosh!! I would LOVE this!!! My mom and I make a white oreo version of these and they are the best!! It would be so much easier with a scooper :)

Laurie Digges said...

Can't wait to try these cookies!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

YAY - I want the cookies more than I want the scoop but maybe if I win the scoop I will actually make the cookies. Do you take bribes? I'll give you a manicure if I win - Tell the super heroes that - maybe they will pick me ;)

The Gittelman family said...

Hey, I have that scoop - haven't used it in a while! BTW, there was a no-bake cookie recipe in food section of WP this week that looked super yum. Will see if I still have it.

The Longendyke Family said...

I making this for party #2. And, I need the scoop, badly. Please and thank you. :)