- 1 package (about 15 ounces) of Oreo Sandwich Cookies
- 16 ounces Cream Cheese (2 packages)
- 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- Vanilla Baking Chips
- Crushed Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy
In a large bowl, crush the Oreo cookies. If you don’t have a kitchen tool to crush them with you can stick them in a large freezer bag and roll over them with a rolling pin until crushed. Do not crush into a powder, leave some pieces.
Add the cream cheese in the bowl with the cookies and combine well. Also stir in the peppermint extract, you may want a bit more or less depending on how strong you want the truffles to taste. Form the truffle “dough” into small, one inch sized balls, and place on a piece of wax paper.
Melt some vanilla baking chips (it will take roughly one bag of chips depending on how thick you put the coating on). Pour a small amount over the top of the truffles until coated. Use a spoon to spread the melted baking chips around the sides of the truffles. Sprinkle a bit of crushed peppermint candy over the tops of the truffles while the coating is still wet for a garnish.
Looking for other Christmas cookie ideas that will compliment these?
I recently shared my Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies which are another wonderful (and easy!) recipe to compliment these truffles and then also make sure to check out my Snowball Cookie recipe as they would look lovely on a plate with these wreath cookies!