Celebrating a CHRISTmas birthday tradition {+ Cocoa Cookie Balls Recipe}

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Every family has a set of Christmas traditions and ours is no exception. When Dottie was 2 years old and we celebrated Christmas morning with good friends of ours, they introduced us to one of their favorite Christmas traditions that has since then become one of ours.

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Celebrating a CHRISTmas birthday tradition{+ A Christmas Cocoa Cookie Balls Recipe}

On Christmas morning right before opening the Christmas presents and during breakfast, we sing happy birthday to Jesus. Yes, I do bake a birthday cake (or cupcakes) for the occasion and we do candles for the kids to blow out too. It’s our way of reminding our little ones the reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

This year while shopping online, I was excited to find they found the perfect Nativity Set for families with young children and lovers of all things Itty Bittys. You won’t have to worry about the kids touching the Nativity and they will love being able to play, cuddle and hug Mary, Joseph, the angel and Baby Jesus in the manger.

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Another fun addition this year will be the swapping out of a large cake for mini Itty Bitty sized cookie balls. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas-in-your-mouth cookie ball recipe, you really should try my easy-to-make Christmas Cocoa Cookie Balls.

Christmas Cocoa Cookie Balls - MommySnippets.com
Christmas Cocoa Cookie Balls – MommySnippets.com

 And they taste so good frozen!

Christmas Cocoa Cookie Balls
Author: Marina J (Mommy Snippets)
  • 1 pkg 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 4 pkg. 4 oz. each semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate powder
  • Crushed candy cane pieces to garnish
  1. MIX cream cheese, cookie crumbs and hot chocolate powder until blended.
  2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  3. Garnish with crushed candy cane bits
  4. CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
  5. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

 On Christmas morning, give each child a cookie ball, light a candle on each and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus!