It happens to all of us: the Christmas Cookie Exchange party invitation. The source is unpredictable. It could be your mother-in-law, a co-worker...maybe even your pastor's wife.
Or, in this case, your mechanic's wife.
Our mechanic, Chuck, who owns Certified Automotive in Taylors, SC, is a dear, dear man. I can't count the number of times I've shown up, tears in my eyes, after some random tire-puncture or unintentional off-roading session. We are very blessed that he and his wife, Trish, attend our church.
So Trish invited me to a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party at their place. It turns out half the church had RSVP'ed. People know about my blog, and sometimes, I feel this crazy pressure to make the most awe-inspiring dish in the place.
I stuck with truffles.
The beauty about these truffles is that they're no-bake, and more importantly, they're affordable when every woman in the church is attending. Chocolate. Ain't. Cheap. I'm making 6 dozen, but the recipe below is for 2 dozen.
- 32 Oreos, crushed
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 16 oz. white baker's chocolate (you can also use the equivalent in white chocolate chips)
- Using hands, combine crushed Oreos and cream cheese.
- Roll into small, round balls. Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Either in microwave or a pan, melt the white chocolate.
- Using the toothpicks, stab each Oreo truffle and roll into melted chocolate, covering thoroughly. Place on wax paper. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes once they're all covered in chocolate.
- Using remaining melted chocolate and a spoon, drizzle onto truffles in a zig-zag pattern until all the chocolate is gone.