Friday, December 19, 2008

Cookie Recipes

I've been busy baking cookies and packaging them up as gifts and to use for our church live nativity. I'll be taking pictures of the nativity tonight and if they come out, I'll share them with you. The cookies below are "Easy Oreo Truffles" and they are now my favorite Christmas treat!

"Easy Oreo Truffles"
3 1/2 dox. or 42 servings, one truffle each (one, yeah right!)
1 pkg. (1 1b. 2 oz.) Oreo Cookies, finely crushed and divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) Bakers's semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1 inch) balls.
Dip balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
(I used all the cookie crumbs when I made the balls, so I sprinkled them with decorating candies.)
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover (yeah right) truffles in a tightly covered container in refrigerator. Enjoy!
This is an all time favorite of ours:
Sugar Cookies

Mix cookies the day before and let set overnight in the frig.

2 eggs
2 sticks of butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 teasp. cream of tartar
1 teasp. salt
1 teasp. soda
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup Crisco oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Teaspoon almond extract

Mix dry ingredients together and eggs and crisco together; then mix all together. Let stand over night in the frig. Form dough into balls about the size of a walnut. Grease cookie sheet and place balls 2 inches apart. Press down gently with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-12 min.

For some reason I always need a size larger britches after Christmas.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Oh it all looks so yummy.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I'm not so nervous now about the upcoming procedure.

    Merry Christmas!

    Love Melissa

  2. Cathie, I think my mom made this oreo cookies last year and as I recall they were yummie! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. YUMMY! That's a lot of work, I guess you are plenty used to working with your hands though. Would love to see pics of the Nativity!

  4. Your recipes sound yummy! We delivered cookies to our neighbors this morning. Such a fun holiday tradition! Merry Christmas! Come by my house for snickerdoodles and almond crescents!

  5. I'm here to snag your playlist again and now I find cookies, too. Those oreo truffles sound delicious. Bigger britches? Oh, I soooo identify!

  6. I love cookie recipes! Thank you for sharing yours - those oreo ones look delish!

  7. Your cookies look wonderful Cathie! I may have to try those Oreo Truffles...they look too pretty to eat but I'd be willing to chance it!!!

    Merry Christmas!


  8. Cathie, they look so good! I am looking forward to the live Nativity...hope the pictures turned out!

    I haven't made cookies, but I did make some chocolate mice. Three for practice. Gollum at Designs by Gollum had them on her blog. I decided to get the ingredients and practice a bit. I made three, last night and was successful two out of three times, so I'll make more. I think the g'kids will like them, for Christmas morning. So cute. Anyway I told J they were on a piece of parchment paper in the fridge, for the chocolate to set. I went looking for them, this morning. Yep, you guessed it...gone!

  9. Hi Cathie-
    I'm definitely going to try that truffle recipe! Sounds deeeee-lish!

  10. Catherine,

    I am getting a little ahead of myself, but on Monday, I will be posting an award for you.




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