Friday, February 18, 2011

Break From Tradition

I had to break from tradition this year for Valentine's Day. Frankly, I'm too tired and I can't stand in one place for more than 5 minutes. For that reason, I was almost tempted to buy Gabriel chocolates, but it broke my heart to think of totally eliminating this tradition.


So, instead of cream filled chocolates I opted for Cookie Truffles.
Cookie Truffles

You've no doubt seen many mentions of Oreo Truffles floating around the web:
Here: Bakerella

I thought, why not take this one step further? The grocery store aisle for cookies is immense. It is filled with Chocolate Chip cookies, Milano cookies, Keebler Mint cookies, and my favorite, Nutter Butter cookies..., so why stop at Oreo?

I purchased all of the above and started planning.


Gabriel was so nosy though. Once he found the cookies in the pantry he wouldn't stop asking where they came from. I kept answering, "That's weird!" or "I don't know!!" and "Don't eat them!!!"
Oreo Truffles
8oz Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender
4 oz. cream cheese
Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Orange Milano Truffles
7oz Orange Milano Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice
4 oz. chocolate ganache frosting (*see below)
Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball

Keebler Mint Truffles
8oz Keebler Mint Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender
2 oz. chocolate ganache frosting
2 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon mint extract
Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Chocolate Chip Truffles
8oz Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender
4 oz. nutella
Add a handful of mini chocolate chips
Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball

Nutter Butter Truffles
8oz Nutter Butter Cookies crushed and pulverized in blender
4 oz. creamy peanut butter
Stir together until smooth and mixture comes together into a ball
Finalè:
Roll dough into individual sized balls
Dip in melted chocolate, transfer to flat surface lined with wax paper
Garnish with Valentine's sprinkles
If you have loved ones with nut allergies, be sure to distinguish those apart from the rest
Yields 12-14 truffles per type

*Ganache Frosting for Cookie Truffles
4 oz. chopped chocolate
4 oz. whipping cream
Melt in saucepan over medium heat until melted
Allow to cool to room temperature, then whip with beaters

What special things did you do for your sweetheart(s) this year?

One year ago: My Alarm Clock, Banana Coffee Cake
Two years ago: Jour de Valentine's Français, French Tour of Portland

4 Sweet Talkers:

Emily said...

I've often wondered how other cookies would work for cookie truffles. Now I know! I simply must try the Nutter Butter ones!

Valerie said...

I've made the Oreo truffles several times and they're always a big hit even though I don't love them. I think your variations all sound delish!

I don't have a sweetheart so didn't do anything, but have lots of ideas for when/if I ever do. :)

Tracy said...

Every one of these truffles looks amazing! What a great tradition you have!

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