Original Post Date: March 19, 2009
(song of the day: do the panic, by phantom planet)

you've certainly heard me go on about them long enough. today i ate the LAST of the chocolate truffles. i wanted to cry! they were SO good. so now i'm sharing the wealth. the recipe for "cookies and cream truffles" as seen in the april '09 issue of cosmo.




oreo cookies

4 oz.

8 oz.

cream cheese

1 c.

2 c.

semisweet chocolate chips

1 t.

2 t.

powdered sugar

one: line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
two: place the cookies in a food processor and pulse into crumbs. (or put cookies in a zip-top plastic bag and crush.)
three: add the cream cheese and pulse until just mixed.
four: use a teaspoon to scoop the cookie mixture into small balls.
five: place the cookie balls on the baking sheet, cover with plastic and freeze until firm. about 1 hour.
six: microwave the chocolate chips for 1 minute and stir. then nuke for 30 more seconds, and stir again.
seven: dip the cookie balls into the chocolate using a toothpick or fork, and place back on the baking sheet.
eight: put the powdered sugar in a sieve and lightly dust the truffles.
nine: freeze until firm, about 1 hour. serve cold.
ten: enjoy! (haha. I hate having only 9 steps. i made this one up. but you totally will.)

note: store them in an airtight container in the freezer and they'll last two weeks.

note: they didn't say how much it made. and i automatically decided to double it because a regular block of cream cheese is about 8 ounces. i had a full pack of oreos on me, so it just seemed easier. and if my recipe made about 24? i'm betting the original makes about 12? it really is up to you though. depends on how big you roll them i suppose, anyway, on to the instructions!

note: i didn't realize i'd made so many addendums to the recipe until i actually typed it out and read it in full. pahaha. i didn't realize it said FREEZE as in put them in the freezer, ah well, i used the fridge and it worked just fine. i never covered them with plastic either. for six, i warmed the chips up on the stove top. just a warning, scooping the cream chese mixture into balls was the hardest part. i ended up just smooshing the icing sugar between my (clean) fingers, works just as well!

and that's it! all in all it's pretty easy! if you end up making them, let me know how it turns out! =)