Cookies and Cream

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Rich, creamy and decadent  is today’s Cookies and Cocktails theme.  And the best part? No baking involved  ( yeah! ) and both require only 3 ingredients!

 

Oreo Cookie Truffles 

Oreo Truffles

 

Makes 32-36

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) package Oreo cookies (36 cookies)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Using a rolling pin, crush cookies in a ziplog bag ( or use a food processor).

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Reserve about ¼ cup and place the rest in a large bowl. Add cream cheese and mix together until combined.

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Using a small cookie scoop (2 teaspoons) scoop / shape into balls and  place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes to help them firm up.

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Melt chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. Remove truffles from the refrigerator, reshaping into balls if needed.  Drop truffles in the melted chocolate, coating evenly using 2 forks.

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Place truffles back on the baking sheet and sprinkle reserved crushed cookies on top. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. (Optional garnish: sprinkles or melted white chocolate)

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Can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

 

 

Cookies and Cream Martini

Cookies and Cream Martini

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 ½ oz creme de cacao
  • ¾ oz heavy cream (or milk)

Optional glass rim: crushed Oreos from truffle recipe

Directions

If desired, rim martini glass with creme de cacao and then with the crushed Oreos.

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In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de cacao and heavy cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass.

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