How sweet the season is! Delicious delights at this time of year include an ingredient more important than flour and sugar, chocolate or vanilla. As corny as it may sound, the main ingredient of most dishes prepared at the holidays is love- plain, pure, and simple.
No nasty aftertaste.
Baking is a large part of the holidays at our house. Baking brings us all together, initiates conversation, involves family, friends, and neighbors (in different ways but each of equal importance), and ensures everyone is touched by the meaning behind each dish, cookie, or candy. Dave the Builder is taking two trays to work with him tomorrow, Apple Nut cakes were delivered to two of our neighbors last week, and I’ve spent the afternoon preparing cookie baskets for our other neighbors. Let me share with you an easy, inexpensive, and impressive treat- Cookie Truffles.
1 18-oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. white baking chocolate, melted
sugar crystals, optional
In large bowl combine crushed cookies and cream cheese.
Beat with mixer on low speed until well blended. Form 1-inch balls by hand.
Dip balls in white chocolate; place on baking sheet covered with waxed paper. The skewers didn’t work and toothpicks failed me. I used two teaspoons and it worked great.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. To store, cover and refrigerate. Makes 50 truffles.
The crushed cookie merged with the chocolate and produced the perfect Christmas cookie, or so that was what the reviews stated. I thought I would include a pic of the cookie tray made for Dave & Co.