Desiring something different to make for the holiday? These Cookie Truffles only look hard to make which makes them perfect for any occasion. Be sure to make a double batch. One to take to the office, school or to the neighbors. A batch for you to keep and enjoy at home.
1 – 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 – 8 ounce package softened cream cheese cut into cubes.
20 chocolate sandwich cookies chopped ( I used Oreos)
2 1/4 cups milk chocolate pieces
2 Tablespoons shortening
Line a large tray with wax paper.
In a heavy saucepan over low heat add 12 ounce package of semi sweet chocolate pieces. Stir until melted.
Remove from heat and immediately add cream cheese. Stir to combine. The mixture will start to thicken.
Stir in chopped cookies.
Using a small cookie scoop. Scoop and roll into a ball. Place on wax paper.
Freeze for 15 minutes.
In a small heavy saucepan combine the 2 1/4 cups chocolate pieces and shortening.
Stir until melted.
Remove from heat.
Dip balls into melted chocolate. Place on wax paper.
Place in refrigerator to firm up.
Add different colored sprinkles if you like.
Store in refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer up to one month.