Mint Cookie Truffles

You like chocolate? You like chocolate cookies? You like mint? Then my oh my have I got the dessert for you.  These things are a-freaking-mazing. You want to make them. You want to eat them. You want to leave some for Santa on Christmas eve too. That is, if you want to guarantee yourself a permanent place on the nice list.  And for some added security, put them in vanilla ice cream and you’ll guarantee your kid’s kid’s kid’s a permanent place.

My lovely sister in-law Monica introduced me to these little devils. She asked if she could bring them for the dessert for Thanksgiving and I said of course despite the fact that I wasn’t quite sure what they were. Now that I have experienced their deliciousness, I am beginning to feel like I have been deprived all these years. And just in case you have never had them before I’m sharing the recipe with you so you don’t have to live in the Mint Cookie Truffle darkness that I have for the last 27 years.

The Recipe

  • Makes about 25
  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:

Ingredients:

  • 30 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreo's, Newman's own etc...)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • green and red sugar

Instructions:

  1. Separate the filling from the chocolate part of the cookies.
  2. Place the cookies in a plastic bag and beat into crumbs. Or put in a food processor and pulse until the cookies are fine crumbs.
  3. In a bowl combine cookie crumbs, cookie filling, cream cheese and mint extract. Use a heavy spoon to mix well.
  4. Roll a heaping teaspoon of the mixture into balls. Set aside.
  5. In a sauce pan over the lowest heat possible melt chocolate chips and shortening. Remove from heat.
  6. Dip rolled mixture into the melted chocolate one by one and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://mymadisonbistro.com Sara

    Oh my, I used to make something similar, only they weren’t coated in chocolate. I took them to an extended family Christmas, and was sworn at because people couldn’t stop eating them.

    Mine, however, did not have mint. I like your recipe better!

  • Jess

    These are soooo good! And good news – you don’t even need to separate the filling from the cookies! When I make them I just throw the whole cookies into the food processor and they come out perfectly every time without that extra step!

  • tlhughes

    Thanks! I was looking for an extra dessert to make for Christmas. I think these will be perfect!

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    Ok…I’m sold…I know I would love these. I basically have made these with everything except the mint extract… never thought to do that! YUM! Can’t wait to try these!

  • http://mimicampaignephotography.blogspot.com Mimi

    These look great! I am going to try these with the peppermint JoJo’s from Trader Joes, because we love peppermint. Thanks for the recipe!

  • http://foodientravelbug.blogspot.com Mei Teng

    Lovely cookie truffles. Perfect for new year’s eye countdown party.

  • http://www.receitasdabarida.blogspot.com Barida

    This looks yummy! I love the combination of chocolate and mint, which gives some freshness. Thanks for sharing ;-) Happy new year!

  • http://www.slightfoodcrush.com Melanie

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made them a couple nights ago, and they turned out perfectly! So delicious!

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