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Monday, December 9, 2013

Chewy Chocolate Mint Oreo Truffle Cookies

It's the season of giving, and these fantastically tasty morsels are my gift to you.  :)  You'll thank me, especially when your teeth unveil the surprise that awaits you inside.  Delicious Mint Oreo truffle treasures are snuggled in a blanket of chocolate (brownie-ish) cookie batter and baked to ultimate perfection. 

 That's why these Chewy Chocolate Oreo Truffle Cookies are so magical.  There's nothing that says it's the holidays like a chewy chocolate cookie that's infused with homemade Mint Oreo Truffles and pressed with red, green, and white mint M&M's. Winning!

If there's only one cookie you make this holiday season, let these Truffle Cookies be it.  Once they show their festive faces at the party, they're sure to fly off the pretty platter. 

{CHEWY CHOCOLATE 
OREO TRUFFLE COOKIES}

Oreo Truffles:
1/2 pkg. Cool Mint Oreos, blended finely (if you don't like mint, you can sub in the original Oreo)
1/2 block (or 4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
(Makes 30 or so truffles)

Cookie:
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 T. water
1/3 c. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 pkg. Holiday Mint M&M's

For the truffles, put the Oreos in the blender in two portions.  Blend finely so there are no chunks.  Soften cream cheese in microwave.  With a fork, work the cream cheese into the crushed Oreos, making sure everything gets moistened.  Form into mini balls about 3/4" in diameter.  Place on a cookie sheet and freeze.  

For the cookies, cream shortening, sugar, water, and vanilla.  Blend in eggs.  Stir together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Chill the dough.

Working quickly so the dough stays chilled and the truffles don't thaw, grab a truffle and a heaping tablespoonful of dough and form it around the truffle so the truffle is completely covered by the dough.  

**It's crucial to freeze the Oreo Truffles. If not, the truffles won't hold together when trying to form the cookie dough around them.  *It's also very important to chill the dough.  The dough will be too sticky without it.  In the above picture, my dough wasn't chilled quite enough, so I put it back in the fridge for about 15 more minutes.

Place cookie balls on sheets that have been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 9 minutes.  Immediately after removing from the oven, press chocolate candies into the cookies.  Let cool on pan for a few minutes, then remove cookies to a wire rack.  *Cookies are best when fully cool.

No one can resist this.  Chewy outside, gooey, "mint-truffley inside".  What more could you want in a Christmas cookie?

Meet the confections that were born thanks to my unsatisfiable craving for two luscious, made-to-be-married, ingredients (chocolate and mint).  The title is a mouthful, but trust me when I say you'll want a mouthful of these....and another, and another.

These would be perfect for neighbor Christmas goody plates!

Happy Holidays!

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For another delicious and festive treat idea, check out this Green Mint Bark!


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19 comments:

  1. These look so good! They would be so perfect for a cookie exchange party. I want to make these right away!

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  2. Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday and had to come check out these scrumptious cookies! We have a snow day today, so these might get made in a few hours. Yummmmmmmy!! Have pinned! (PS - Adore your blog design and colors. Very cute!!)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Erin. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by!

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  3. I'd love to make these for Christmas! I often get ahead of schedule and make cookies in advance & freeze them.. do these cookies freeze well?

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    1. I'm sure these cookies would freeze just fine!

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  4. Hi fellow pinterest addict :-) Thanks for sharing these amazing looking cookies that are perfect for this time of year!
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  5. These cookies look fabulous! Mint Oreo truffle centers? YUM! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday, this week.

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  6. WOW! These look amazing! I pinned them to my Christmas board.
    I'm now following you on Facebook and can't wait to see more of your posts :)
    Ang

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  7. I HAVE to try these! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

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  8. These look super yummy & my daughter has a holiday gathering on Sat. just might have to make them. Drop by sometime @DearCreatives I found you via a blog hop. Happy Holidays, Theresa

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  9. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Link Party!

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  10. I'm drooling here! These look so good! I've pinned it as a reminder to make later. I'm pretty sure that I'll eat the entire batch.

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  11. Those looks so yummy and gooey! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.

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  12. These sound amazing! I love anything involving Oreos! Hope to see you back over on Tuesday for another great party http://mommyondemand.com/

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  13. Oh my goodness these look amazing! The mint would be just perfect for the inside. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend! Just stopping by to let you know I will be featuring this later tonight in this week's linkup! Pinned it, and have a great night!

    --Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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  14. These look great! I can't wait to make them but I didn't see where in the directions you mentioned when to add the M&Ms. Before or after baking?

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    1. Thanks for the catch Lily. I just updated the instructions.

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